Fish Lane hosts some RAZZLE DAZZLE as part of Council’s Outdoor Gallery

As part of Brisbane City Council’s ongoing initiatives to bring art out of galleries and into public spaces, Fish Lane is lucky to host a series of light boxes that house rotating artworks in line with Council’s seasonal themes.

The current theme, RAZZLE DAZZLE, was curated by McCarthy-Swann Projects, and considers the nature of how we operate in public spaces, and acknowledges people who feel hyper-visible or invisible as a result of their outward identity. 

As part of the RAZZLE DAZZLE series, visitors to the Grey Street end of Fish Lane will see several bold, bright pieces by Eric Bridgeman, a multi-disciplinary artist who is based between Brisbane and Jiwaka Province in Papua New Guinea.

Eric works with members of Haus Yuriyal (a group of his people), with this series, in particular, reconsidering the visual symbolism and impact of the shield (kuman). The shield motifs in Eric’s work have been created in honour of certain individuals, portrayed through signifiers, markings, colour codes and shapes (and even rugby league jerseys).

Eric’s work (as well as other light boxes, banner, vitrines and projections throughout Brisbane City) is on display at the Grey Street End of Fish Lane, opposite Julius, as part of RAZZLE DAZZLE until November 22. There are also a number of supporting events including walking tours, which you can learn more about here.

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