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Visual

Plenty

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Prominent and emerging Australian artists feature in this unique exhibition that explores our interconnectedness and dependence on the natural world. 

For most of human history, the natural world appeared to provide us with everything we need to thrive. But given the current ecological crisis – driven by humanity’s insatiable consumption of the world’s minerals, plants, animals, water and soils – is the Earth still plentiful?

The exhibition is a central part of RONA16 – the Rights of Nature Australia National Arts Fiesta. RONA16 is hosted by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) in collaboration with artists around Australia. It is designed to celebrate Australia’s first Rights of Nature Citizens Tribunal, being held in Brisbane on 22 October.  The Tribunal offers a re-interpretation of environmental governance from human-centred to Earth centred law and offers a space for all artists and citizens to question, challenge and respond to the current threats facing the natural world.

Plenty is curated by Associate Professor Marian Drew, Griffith University in consultation with Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, Dr Michelle Maloney.

Opening Night
Wed 28 September
Mosquito Foyer
6–9pm

Traverse
Thu 20 October
5.30pm for 6pm start
Turbine Platform

Traverse is a projected slideshow in support of RONA 16. Showcasing new works from twenty emerging photographic artists, Traverse is a collective response to the physical and metaphorical landscape of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) explored through projection, print and performance.

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Featuring Davida Allen, Chris Bennie, Renata Buziak, Felix Cehak, Daniel Della Bosca, Alana Hampton, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Kay Lawrence, Donna Marcus, Merete Meggarity, Daro Montag, Bruce Reynolds, Peter Thiedeke and Marian Drew.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.