On 24 November 2014 the lights came on for Colour Me Brisbane, a spectacular after dark illumination of some of Brisbane’s best loved and signature landmarks, one of the features of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
The 1829 Queen’s Wharf Commissariat Store is one of the buildings featured in the son et lumieres (sound and light) shows. ‘Where the forest meets the sea’ is an interactive experience by lighting designer Beh Wattenberg and created by Andrew Gibbs (Human Creative) and Richard De Souza. Birds and insects sculpted with LED adorn the riverside façade of the building.
Queen’s Park is another of the sites used for the spectacular. The changing face of Brisbane evolves across the park façade of the Treasury Hotel. Images showcasing Queensland history are projected on the park façade of the Old State Library. The music which accompanies the Queen’s Park light show is provided by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Queensland.
A crocheted Sauropod family also has taken up residence in Queen’s Park.
The son et lumieres are on from 24 October to 9 November, commencing at 6.00 pm and concluding at 11.00 pm.