Public Art


The streets of Brisbane are filled with public artworks.  We locals often rush past these wonderful creations that are on the footpaths, in the sky above, incorporated into architecture, etched into glass or carved into the pavers under our feet.  Sometimes, they’re even sitting next to us on benches!

A favourite with children is in George Street, not far from the Queen Street Mall.  “City Roos” by Christopher Trotter is made from discarded metal. Knitters and crocheters of Brisbane have decorated the streets with textile art, giving statues and street furniture cosy scarves for the winter. Brisbane’s laneways are being given face-lifts and having public art works installed.