Brisbane lights up for G20

MATTHEW WILLIAMS

As the eyes of the world focus on Brisbane for G20, the city is putting its best foot forward by showcasing numerous cultural events.

Brisbane’s G20 cultural celebrations are in full swing, with daily events highlighting our state’s creativity and culture.

The Colour Me Brisbane program has seen 32 sights and buildings in the CBD illuminated with lights and images, created by local artists.

Colour Me Brisbane Creative Director Jono Perry said the celebrations would have something for all Queenslanders.

“My hope is that the people of Brisbane will be asking ‘what colour is Brisbane tonight?’ as the lighting spreads across building facades,” Mr Perry said.

Members of the public have been empowered to make their mark on the city, with touch screen kiosks set up to change the colour scheme of iconic Brisbane landmarks.

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Jono Perry & Athol Young – G20 Cultural program Creative Directors. Photo: Cory Wright

“I wanted to make it hands on and give people their city, to take control of their city; I wanted people to engage with that and take ownership of their city,” he said.

“I wanted to showcase our amazing industry and lifestyle to the people of Brisbane and the world”.

G20 Cultural Program Creative Director Athol Young said he hopes the celebrations will make the people of Brisbane proud of the diverse community in which they live.

“There are very few cities in the world or Australia that have the diversity of Brisbane, we’re a very multicultural space,” Mr Young said.

Mr Young spoke of the importance of emphasising the unique lifestyle of Brisbane and Queensland and the depth of local talent and creativity.

“We’re not a city that has great cultural landmarks, we’re a city that has an enviable lifestyle”, Mr Young said.

“Art and culture becomes the glue which holds society together.”

Colour Me Brisbane kicks off nightly from 6.00pm, with the Changing Face of Brisbane son et lumière taking place in Queen’s Park at the Treasury Hotel, featuring music composed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Follow #colourmebrisbane, #G20cultural on Instagram and Twitter to see the creative output of the city.

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