Recently opening at the Museum of Brisbane, High Rotation celebrates three decades of local music, from Keith Urban to Violent Soho, Sheppard to Powderfinger, and The Veronicas to WAAX.
A celebration of Brisbane artists thirty years in the making, visitors will be able to explore a vast catalogue of film clips, photographs, instruments, and ephemera, learning a little more about their favourite artists while also introducing them to a few new ones along the way. Artists, managers, producers, labels, and venue operators all lend their voices to an exhibition that will take attendees through the history of the Brisbane music scene, from 1989 all the way to the present day.
Museum of Brisbane Director Renai Grace says, “Music has always been part of Brisbane’s DNA. What High Rotation does is turn the volume up on these extraordinary musicians, as well as the unsung heroes behind the scenes, who work hard to bolster our thriving music sector.”
“This exhibition empowers you to explore your love of music by revisiting or discovering some of the biggest music moments in Brisbane’s history, while also keeping an ear to the ground for the next wave of Brisbane musicians.”
Local music industry legend Leanne de Souza worked with the museum’s curator, Madeleine Johns, on the project. She says:
“Having worked in the local Brisbane music community since 1992 this role has been a privilege and a whole lot of reminiscing and fun! […] Brisbane is a fertile breeding ground, not only for much loved, world class artists, but also for new generations of successful Brisbane-based managers, labels, promoters and industry leaders. These diverse perspectives and experiences of Brisbane’s music community will be a delight to explore alongside the well-known success stories.”
Brisbane based Nightlife are also in on the act, with gallery goers able to use the music system to curate their own festival playlists, while a huge roster of workshops, panel discussions, exhibition tours, and listening parties fleshes out the experience for music fans. A Rock & Roll Writers Festival will also return next year, with close ties to the exhibition.
High Rotation is set to be a must-see event for music fans Australia wide, and you’ve got until April next year to get here and check it out for yourself! For more info, including tickets and seasons passes, head over to the Museum of Brisbane website!
High Rotation runs from August 30th 2019 – April 19th 2020
Museum of Brisbane open daily from 10am – 5pm (Fridays 10am – 7pm)
Family passes and season tickets available.
Free entry on Fridays between 5pm-7pm, thanks to Hutchinson Builders – for more info, click here!