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2009/07/17 GoMA, Queen Street Mall, South Bank — Brisbane

On the Friday afternoon after the conference, our family visited the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the Queen Street Mall in Central Brisbane, and the Stanley Street night market on South Bank.
Having completed a week at the conference, our family took the Friday afternoon at leisure to look around central Brisbane.  We started our visit at GOMA — the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

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The exhibits began before we even entered the building, with The High/Perpetual Xmas, No Abstractions 2008, by Scott Redford to the south of the walk.

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On the north side of the walk was a patch of Maiwar Green, and the view across the river.

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We happened on The China Project exhibition, including a larger-than-life sculpture of Mao Zedong and Mao Zedong by Wang Wenhai.

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Down one side of this hall was a series of bronze sculptures titled Metaphysica 2007, by Ah Xian. Continue reading2009/07/17 GoMA, Queen Street Mall, South Bank — Brisbane

2009/07/14 UQ St. Lucia, Brisbane River, Customs House, Mount Coot-tha

As part of the ISSS Brisbane 2009 conference, a field trip on the City Cat to the Customs House and a visit to the Botanical Gardens on Mount Coot-tha provided a view of our surroundings.
As part of the ISSS Brisbane 2009 meeting, a field trip had been arranged.  We had to arrive early, parking at the edge of the campus to walk up Campbell Road in the University of Queensland St. Lucia campus.

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We encountered our group walking down Union Road towards the ferry dock.

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There’s regular City Cat ferry service from UQ to the city centre.

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The structure of the dock suggests the riverbanks are shallow.

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In the warm Brisbane winter, we stood on the back deck and watched the ferry’s wake. Continue reading2009/07/14 UQ St. Lucia, Brisbane River, Customs House, Mount Coot-tha

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