Brisbane for Art Lovers

If you’re an art enthusiast and visiting the city of Brisbane, look no further for an outing you’re absolutely bound to love!

On my short weekend away to Brisbane, I spent a day with Tourism Queensland exploring the city via some of the public art trails before a visit to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

Our walk began at the Capri by Fraser, where we ventured towards popular shopping strip, Queen St. Mall where we saw our first outdoor art piece by Donna Marcus, the Steam, which consists of multiple sculptures (like the one below) constructed out of a whopping 7,000 metal steamers.

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After an hour of soaking up the sunshine whilst admiring the sculptures throughout the city, we found ourselves at the Kurilpa Bridge, which we crossed to get to our next destination: the double chef-hatted GOMA Restaurant.

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Dining at the GOMA was an incredible experience as it had honestly seemed like our meals were prepared as if they were works of art – where the flavours and textures were carefully though out and the dish well constructed. I must say – I felt like they were almost too beautiful to eat! I enjoyed an entree consisting of dutch carrots amongst a macadamia crumble and a “living” risotto made out of beans rather than rice, for my main.

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With our stomachs full and palates well and truly satisfied, it was time to head into the GOMA and start walking off those (delicious) calories that were consumed, and spending an afternoon getting lost in the art gallery. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday at all.

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Lust to Wander travelled to Brisbane as a guest of Capri by Fraser Brisbane and Tourism Queensland.