Brisbane Open House has launched Brisbane Open, a new program offering year-round cultural experiences and tours. Brisbane Open features a series of immersive and intimate experiences that exhibit Brisbane’s most iconic buildings and hidden local history, as well as exemplary architecture and design.

Brisbane Open House’s Executive Director Ann McLean said this exciting expansion answers frequent requests for a year-round program and will feature more diverse and interactive experiences that Brisbane locals and visitors alike will enjoy. “We are thrilled to launch Brisbane Open and offer locals and visitors this new opportunity to connect more regularly with the city in unique and special ways,” said Ms McLean. “Our tour guides’ rich experience and expertise will provide residents with deeper conversations about Brisbane’s culture and history that is often hidden in plain sight,” she said.

Brisbane Open will provide a deeper connection by way of guided viewing into special places that are not usually open to the public, satisfying the curious and offering thought-provoking and enticing precinct tours that spark the imagination. Funds raised through the new year-round program will allow the pinnacle Brisbane Open House weekend to continue to run as an annual free public festival, in July from now on. Brisbane Open House (BOH) is rescheduling its free weekend to July to align with the winter school holidays starting in 2021.

In place of the festival this October, Brisbane Open House will be providing digital offerings. Videos include stories of its audience’s favourite buildings as well as The Great Debate fundraiser online. Digital Design Talks will also take place online later this year, covering a wide range of topics including subtropical design, Indigenous design, landscape design and local heritage.

Tickets and information for Brisbane Open cultural tours first run of events in August and September are now available through Eventbrite and the new Brisbane Open website, including Ann Street Tours including Masonic Grand Lodge, Minjerribah Stradbroke Island Architecture Tour, Paddington Walking Tours – a look at our local architectural achievements, culture, history, Forgotten Type Tours – featuring Burnett Lane, Regent Theatre building, Fortitude Valley, or Woolloongabba. and St Helena Island Adventure with Brit Andresen and Judy Watson

Brisbane Open newly elevates design, art, architecture, landscapes, and local heritage by offering thought-provoking and enticing precinct tours that spark the imagination. Its year-round experiences and tours capitalise on Brisbane’s rich cultural, natural and lifestyle resources as an active, accessible, vibrant city. The program includes ready-made open-to-the-public tours; specially designed group tours; and special interactive experiences.

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