The historical Boggo Road prison could be a major Brisbane heritage treasure, but its potential remains unlocked. BAHA aims to change this.
The former prison should be a thriving centre of arts and heritage events and community activities. It has many compelling stories, both large and personal, and those stories need to be explored and told in different ways and through different voices. There would be a renewed focus on the Real History of this remarkable place.
A high-use, not-for-profit model would also make prices more affordable.
We want to encourage different people to create, to research, to share the stories, to entertain and challenge, and make Boggo Road a place that visitors come back to again and again.
What would a ‘Boggo Road Heritage and Arts Centre’ look like?
Boggo Road will finally open its doors to the community, welcoming visitors into its unique indoor and outdoor spaces to experience a variety of events and activities that connect with the themes of punishment, rehabilitation, redemption and reconciliation.
- Professional-standard historical interpretation, including a variety of respectful guided tours, digital experiences, museum displays, and quality educational programmes for children.
- A dynamic programme of live drama, music and fine arts events.
- Stimulating and thought-provoking seminars and debates about Boggo Road.
- Restoring the historical integrity of the heritage prison with a renewed focus on factual and social history.
- For the first time, there will be an emphasis on the First Nations perspective.
- Arts classes, workshops and workspaces.
- A Prison History Library and Research Centre.
- Development of a large volunteer base.
- Onsite hospitality outlets.
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