Brisbane Festival, in partnership with West Village and Metro Arts, presents the world premiere of Brainbow Magic, a fluorescent art installation by Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango bringing comfort and colour to visitors from 4 – 27 September.

The vibrant work is complemented by Ms Tango’s outdoor masterpiece, Rainbow Circles (Healing Circles), a collection of luminescent rainbow arches that transforms the lush gardens of West Village, known as The Common, into a space of joy and wonder.

Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said visitors would be mesmerised and uplifted by the way Ms Tango incorporates light, colour and contour through her joyful art. “Hiromi has dedicated her creative practice to generating healing conversations through arts engagement and demonstrating how artistic elements can help improve mental wellbeing, reduce anxiety and ease feelings of isolation,” Ms Bezzina said.

“Hiromi’s sensory work is both healing and transformative and we are so thrilled to present it at a time when people are still processing the difficult emotions and experiences of a global pandemic. This is the artistic rainbow after the storm.” Brainbow Magic and Rainbow Circles (Healing Circles) anchor a kaleidoscope of performances, installations and exhibitions at the brand-new home of Metro Arts; Brisbane’s champion of contemporary art.

Metro Arts CEO and Creative Director Jo Thomas said the organisation, which celebrated its 40th birthday this year, remained committed to supporting, programming and promoting local and independent artists across art-forms. “In partnership with Brisbane Festival, Metro Arts has curated a vibrant program of new dance works, exhibitions, spoken word and contemporary theatre,” Ms Thomas said.

“Metro Arts is Queensland’s leading incubator of new work and with our new home in West Village, we are looking forward to creating more great work with more artists and welcoming everyone to our incredible housewarming party.”

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