New Farm named the Village of Brisbane

Two people wearing orange hats and holding keyhole signs stand in front of a Brisbane Open House banner at Brisbane Powerhouse.

New Farm named the Village of Brisbane

The Brisbane Open House team has revealed this year New Farm is the Village of Brisbane and will become part of the program weekend.Supporting the New Farm & District Historical Society in celebrating their 30th year milestone, there will be a number of open buildings and homes throughout New Farm, as well as a variety of walks and photo walks.

The official Brisbane Open House weekend takes place July 13 – 14, and this year promises to be a weekend to remember.

Brisbane Open House Executive Director, Melissa Hoedel, expressed excitement in this year’s focused program, saying; “This year’s program will provide visitors with the opportunity to see and do more than ever before! Through a more focused program, bursting at the seams with walks, talks, activities and activations, there will be something for everyone.”

The event weekend will have two key hubs.

On Sunday, July 14, the Brisbane Powerhouse will be the hub for a full day of talks and workshops.

Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre will provide a number of wonderful and immersive activities and activations, in conjunction with several Brisbane Open House partners.

Brisbane Open House celebrates Brisbane’s history, heritage and architecture with exclusive events, tours, and a packed program consisting of buildings, spaces, structures and places open to the public.

The free event will feature a curated selection of heritage and contemporary buildings, including some of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, our most popular previous venues, and our city’s newest projects and best-kept secrets.

With a program encompassing buildings from the West End to New Farm, Brisbane Open House will have a special focus in 2024 across Central Brisbane.

Ms Hoedel outlined a focus on inclusion, sustainability and wellbeing for this year’s event: “2024 is where we will be really introducing aspects to our program to encompass inclusivity, with dedicated activities and access; sustainability, by creating a walkable and easily accessible program; and wellbeing through supporting active transport and the introduction of several activities for our volunteers and visitors.”

Brisbane Open House, through its diverse program offering and collaborations with architects, venue managers, community groups, and industry partners, will be providing opportunities to create connections in our beautiful city, while continuing to shine a spotlight on the rich history behind Brisbane’s doors.

Two people wearing orange hats and holding keyhole signs stand in front of a Brisbane Open House banner at Brisbane Powerhouse.
Melissa Hoedel and Robert Allen from the New Farm & Districts Historical Society at the Brisbane Powerhouse; Photography: Kate Lockyer.

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