Paradise Gloss

A colourful exhibition celebrating play and creativity is filling Brisbane CBD's light boxes, banners and outdoor display cases.
Sarah Ward
Published on July 03, 2024


Don't just walk through inner-city Brisbane with your head buried in your phone. Across parts of the CBD — including Howard Smith Wharves and Fish Lane; Eagle Lane, Irish Lane, Edison Lane, Giffin Lane and Hutton Lane; Ann, Queen and Elizabeth streets; and the King George Square car park — Brisbane City Council's Outdoor Gallery wants your attention. Don't just people-watch when you're strolling along either, then, because you've got art to check out.

This opportunity to celebrate creativity isn't new but it's still going strong, changing its exhibitions every few months or so. Paradise Gloss is the latest, and it too is a celebration of creativity — and play, as filling laneways, streets, lightboxes and car parks under the curation of Laura Brinin.

Until Sunday, November 3, 2024, you can check out works by 14 artists, including Rachel Burke, Bonnie Hislop, Sunday Jemmott, Jessica Nothdurft, Frances Powell and Susan Lincoln. Some are Brisbane locals. Some hail from around the country. All are assisting make the River City more vibrant.

In some spots, you'll see colourful artworks. In others, you'll spy something more sculptural. Either way, this exhibition and the Outdoor Gallery initiative means that it's always worth keeping your eyes peeled while wandering around.


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