WHEN : 6th April – 6th Oct
WHERE : Museum of Brisbane
A history of Brisbane Photography. Among the countless images taken since the introduction of photography to Australia in the 1860s, panoramas contain something special. These wide vistas possess a poignancy and power that capture not a single subject, but the broader context of a place at a particular time.
Panoramas features the earliest panoramic examples of Brisbane Photography. They depict an intriguing Brisbane and track its growth from a modest town nestled in the rivers curves to the bustling modern city we know today.
Beyond the landscape, the photographs give an insight into life at different times in our citys history when roads were rudimentary, horses gave way to early vehicles, and City Hall once towered over all.
Providing a fascinating insight into life in Brisbane over a 150-year span, this Brisbane Photography exhibition features a multimedia interactive component that will allow visitors to compare yesteryear to our ever-changing city of today.
Panoramas is the inaugural exhibition of Document, an ongoing series of exhibitions that uncovers how artists, photographers and observers view and record Brisbanes landscape, history and culture.
Document is fascinated with the way individuals explore their habitat, carve their identity, integrate with the community and connect with the city.
A major highlight of Document will be an annual commission that invites an artist to make a work or series about an aspect of the city.