Visitors are invited to challenge their Curiocity when imagination, innovation, creativity, science, technology and art intersect in Brisbane across three weeks this month. Curiocity Brisbane is an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experience, linking the city from South Bank to New Farm from 15 March to 3 April.
Visitors of all ages will be able to explore, create and play among a gallery of interactive and collaborative creations, augmented reality spaces and musical pop-ups. The inaugural Curiocity Brisbane includes the World Science Festival, brand-new global technology and innovation event QODE and a trail of eye-opening interactive installations called Curiocities.
Inaugural Guest Director of Curiocity Brisbane Kris Stewart says that the Curiocities are developed by artists, scientists and creators from Brisbane, Australia and overseas. “Brisbane is a beautiful mix of urban and open environments that inspire people to explore the city and engage with its creativity, not just observe it. There is a magic to Curiocity. It’s for the explorers, inventors and creators; for the makers and doers. It has an undeniable ‘wow’ factor,” Kris said.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said, “hundreds and thousands of people are expected to flock to Brisbane for this event, contributing to a 150 million dollar annual boost to the local economy as well as the local tourism, hospitality, retail and service industries”.
Through out the festival the Gallery of Modern Art’s restaurant will be serving an innovative menu, keeping to the theme of inspiring curiosity. Visitors can expect a mouth-watering array of unsuspecting taste sensations. Options from their current menu include Wagyu beef with salted witlof, juniper and tamarillo, as well as a deconstructed and textured dessert of coconut, mango, yuzu pearls and licorice cream.