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By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2020
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Razzle Dazzle

This free outdoor art exhibition features 11 artists across nine Brisbane locations.
By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2020
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When it comes to top-class galleries, Brisbane more than punches above its weight. But, for the city's next big display of artwork, you won't need to set foot inside of one. Instead, you'll be roaming the streets and checking out pieces in laneways, in light boxes affixed to the outside of buildings and in car parks. You'll even be peering up at projections as well.

All of the above forms part of a free three-month exhibition called Razzle Dazzle, which runs from Monday, August 10–Sunday, November 22. In total, 11 artists will feature across nine Brisbane locations — with curators Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieran Swann also putting together an accompanying series of talks and tours as well.

By focusing on great art in outdoor locations — and basically turning much of the CBD into one huge outside art gallery in the process — Razzle Dazzle aims to ponder the connection between humanity and our environment. Among the exhibition's questions: do people stand out against the world around us, or disappear in public spaces?

If you're wondering what you can see and where, Eric Bridgeman's work can be found in Fish Lane, Chantal Fraser and Sancintya Mohini Simpson do the honours in Eagle Lane, and Jemima Wyman has pride of place in King George Square. Banners by Gerwyn Davies are on display in Irish Lane, and projections by Hannah Gartside, Rachael Haynes, Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra are brightening up Howard Smith Wharves — and that's just some of the pieces on offer.

Razzle Dazzle has popped up in various Brisbane CBD locations,  and will be on display until Sunday, November 22.

Top image: Gerwyn Davies.

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