Brisbane history uncovered at Landcentre

A public artwork originally commissioned for Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988, recovered from the Landcentre at Woolloongabba earlier this year, is destined for a new home.

The Drover and His Mate’ by Artbusters was part of The Human Factor art series.

The artwork was removed from a garden bed at the Landcentre and donated to Brisbane City Council’s Public Art Collection, who are preparing to re-cast the figures in white bronze in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the much-loved event.

Council intends to reinstall the figures in a new location as part of the Brisbane Event History Art Trail during 2019.

Demolition experts, DECC Pty Ltd, started demolishing the Landcentre building in September.

This is one of the largest demolition projects undertaken in Brisbane with major works scheduled to be finished in early 2019. The adjacent Goprint site was cleared in February and this is where the massive tunnel boring machines used to dig the project’s twin 5.9km tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD will be launched from.