Hiromi Tango, installation view of the "花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal)" exhibition space , 2024, Museum of Brisbane

During her Artist in Residency at Museum of Brisbane, contemporary artist Hiromi Tango will transform Museum of Brisbane's Adelaide Street Pavilion into a vibrant sanctuary, inspiring healing and social connection in her community-led project: '花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal)'.

Communities from across Brisbane and visitors alike will be invited to create beautiful blooms and buds inspired by flowers found in Meanjin/Brisbane from upcycled textiles and local materials. Visitors are encouraged to participate in facilitated workshops, or simply drop-in and engage in self-guided activities.

As the seasons change, the handmade flowers will be added to the walls of the gallery, creating an abundant garden reflecting community engagement.

What flowers will you grow in Museum of Brisbane's healing garden?

This is a free event. Registration is not required.

The Museum of Brisbane respectfully acknowledge Warunghu, Aunty Raelene Baker’s insight, conversation and participation in developing this project. We thank Molly Green for her commitment, generosity and contribution. Hiromi would also like to personally thank Professor David Craik, Wendy Mansell, and The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) for their ongoing support.

MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

About Hiromi Tango

Hiromi Tango. Photo: Greg Piper

Hiromi Tango creates spaces for expression, healing and transformation. She applies scientific understandings of the brain – including epigenetics and neuroplasticity – to her work, and frequently collaborates with experts in neuroscience. She produces sculptural installations that invite audience engagement and often incorporate performance.

Hiromi’s process is cumulative; she weaves, wraps and stitches over everyday objects and materials before joining them together to construct immersive environments. Through engaging all the senses, the artist redirects attention to our bodies and sharpens our emotional awareness. Her participatory workshops, performances and installations encourage us to reflect more meaningfully upon ourselves and our social connections.


About Cross-disciplinary collaborations: The intersection of art and science

Unlocking new ways of understanding the world

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience is underscored by a culture of cross-disciplinary collaborations and hybrid thinking. Our researchers push through boundaries and go beyond the known to discover, transform, and translate solutions for the world's most challenging problems.

In our pursuit to create innovative solutions we actively celebrate the intersection of art and science. IMB supports a robust program of interdisciplinary arts-science projects encompassing artist residencies, workshops, and new commisions. Through a collaborative approach we aim to discover, and celebrate new perspectives that push the frontiers of art and science. 



Museum of Brisbane
Adelaide Street Pavilion
Level 3, City Hall

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