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Hilton Brisbane is reinforcing its support of Brisbane’s thriving cultural scene by supporting the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and the launch of its two major exhibitions California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, by inviting guests to design their own cultural experience during their stay throughout summer.

The hotel’s “Culture in the City” package, which includes overnight accommodations for two in a guest room, breakfast the following morning in the hotel’s ‘Chefs Hatted’ restaurant Vintaged Bar + Grill and tickets to California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth from $255 per room per night twin share. The package will allow guests to choose between either exhibition or make a weekend of it and see both. The landmark exhibitions open in November 2013, starting with California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way direct from Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA) opening on November 2. The first Barbie doll, classic Levi Strauss 501 jeans, innovative furniture by Charles and Ray Eames and the unmistakeable film posters of Saul Bass are among the works featured in this major exhibition of mid-20th century Californian BSBHI_ExteriorFBdesign on display at the Queensland Art Gallery.

November 23 sees the opening of this year’s most anticipated exhibition exclusive to Brisbane, Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth. Throughout the past 25 years, Cai Guo-Qiang has held solo exhibitions at some of the world’s most prestigious art institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York and this being his first solo exhibition in Australia. Falling Back to Earth features three major installations, including two newly commissioned works directly inspired by the landscapes of southeast Queensland, which the artist visited in 2011. The centrepiece of the exhibition, Heritage 2013, features 99 replicas of animals from around the world, gathered together to drink from a blue lake surrounded by pristine white sand, reminiscent of the lakes of Moreton Bay’s islands.

California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way is showing from November 2, 2013 – February 9, 2014 and Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth from November 23, 2013 – May 11, 2014.

With the festive season and summer holidays just around the corner, the time is perfect for a summer sojourn to the city. Like California, Brisbane shares the similar climate and impulse towards outdoor living so Hilton Brisbane is encouraging everyone to embrace their inner designa-phile. Hilton Brisbane is ideally located a short walk across to the river to the Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery.

To book, please visit and select Culture in the City. Media can access additional information about Hilton Brisbane at

Subject to availability. Tickets are valid for both exhibitions – guests can choose to see both or see one or the other – note the exhibition dates. Bookings now – February 8 2014 for California Design 1930-1695: Living in a Modern Way for stays – 2 November 2013 – 9 February 2014. Bookings now – May 10 2014 for Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth for stays 23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014. For tickets to both exhibitions please arrange these through front desk. Rate based on double occupancy.

Hilton Brisbane
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Hilton Brisbane has been regarded a true international hotel. One of the hotels to be designed by award-winning Australian architects Harry Seidler, Hilton Brisbane features an eye-catching curved design and boasts the largest atrium in Australasia, stretching 83 metres in height and topped by a spectacular glass dome. All 319 accommodation levels open out onto the atrium, giving the hotel a sense of spaciousness and light. Hilton Brisbane has emerged from extensive refurbishments as one of Brisbane’s leading five star hotels. When you stay with Hilton Brisbane you’ll be at the heart of a vibrant metropolis with all the choice and excitement of a big city, and the unpretentious charm of a small. Find us online at www.vintagedbarandgrill or follow us,, @hiltonbrisbane and #vintaged

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