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by Claire Tracey and Annique Goldenberg

Wed 9 Dec - Sun 28 Feb, 2021


Performance Lawn

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for all ages

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council

Using art to transform waste, a hovering line of birds fly across the Performance Lawn towards the river, a hopeful reminder of the need to protect the habitat of migratory shorebirds, who travel the East Asia-Australasian Flyway every year. FLOCK was created in recognition of this incredible journey and to highlight our responsibility to manage MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) in coastal environments.

Incorporating internal solar lights and recycled plastic bottles, collected from local schools as part of the Wings of the World program, FLOCK was first developed in response to a Brisbane City Council commission celebrating the 20-year agreement between Brisbane’s Boondall Wetlands and Japan’s Narashino Wetlands. The environmentally themed public artwork responds to the importance of the Ramsar Convention for the international protection of Waterfowl Habitat.

The work was made at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, where Claire and Annique are both Doctoral Candidates.


Join us in making your very own plastic bottle bird as part of the FLOCK installation at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Participants in these environmental sculpture workshops will make a ‘bird’ of their own, complete with its own solar light. The finished bird can then be taken home to soar above your own garden, promoting ideas of environmental awareness, habitat protection and waste transformation through art.

The workshops will be run by the FLOCK artists Claire Tracey and Annique Goldenberg.


Sat 27 Feb (12pm + 2pm )


Rooftop Terrace


Each workshop will be one (1) hour long.

ages + warnings

Suitable for ages 7+. Participants under 10 years of age will need to be accompanied by an adult.


Workshops are free to attend however registration is required via the link below.
Please bring three (3) clean and clear plastic bottles, all other materials will be provided.
We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time to allow time for contact tracing.

register now


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.


Image: FLOCK, single bird over Nudgee Beach, 2018, Goldenberg & Tracey
Image Gallery: FLOCK on the Performance Lawn at Brisbane Powerhouse, Annique Goldenberg

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