Sydney's not the only city that knows how to light up its buildings.

You've been there plenty of times to see a show, have a meal, or enjoy some free Friday night comedy, but you might not realise that Brisbane Powerhouse is one of the city's most interesting places. We're not talking about its lineup of performances and events; instead, we're looking at its architecture. The multipurpose arts centre was once an electricity station, then spent decades abandoned and derelict, and was even used as a site for target practice for the army.

There's simply nowhere else like it in Brisbane, and the artists behind Made with Light clearly feel the same way. Each of the exhibition's six pieces shines a light — literally — on their heritage-listed, riverside, brick-and-concrete canvas.

Audiences are invited to interact, observe and appreciate the familiar venue in its shiny new get-up. Works come from artists Sarah Oxenham, Jonathon Istria, Alinta Krauth, Kellie Williams, Sophie O‘Rourke and Jen Seevinck.

Published on May 25, 2015 by Sarah Ward

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