Museum of Brisbane celebrates 60 years of clay-making

Brisbane Art Design 2023 showcases an exhibition of curated contemporary ceramics.
Clay: Collected Ceramics Works by Kenji Uranishi and Steph Woods Photo Claudia Baxter

Brisbane Art Design (BAD) is presenting its third biannual event in 2023, after two previous programs in 2019 and 2021. The aim of BAD is to share with the community the very best visual arts, craft and design work that is currently available in Brisbane, and to demonstrate how the sector is growing and thriving. Audiences are invited to visit and enjoy the studios, galleries and workspaces behind the scenes of Brisbane’s creative industries, while exploring and examining new ideas in the design space.

Cathy de Silva, BAD Executive Producer and Acting CEO of Museum of Brisbane (MoB), tells ArtsHub: ‘Our former CEO, Renai Grace, identified a need to celebrate the design and art sector in Brisbane and felt that MoB could bring together an event that would demonstrate Brisbane’s unique voice. And BAD was a really fantastic way for us to do that, encouraging tourism as well as an awareness across the country and cementing our work nationally.’  

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Suzannah Conway is ArtsHub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer. Suzannah is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She has been writing reviews and music articles for over 15 years and regularly reviews classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals.