Hilton Brisbane Sponsors World-First Exhibition, Matisse: Drawing Life

In Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary, The Hotel Supports The Gallery Of Modern Art And Its 5th Anniversary Celebrations

This information originated in Australian English.

December 12, 2011

BRISBANE, Australia - ‘‘Matisse: Drawing Life' is a major exhibition of works on paper by Henri Matisse and includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books. This will be the definitive exhibition of works on paper by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. Exploring the themes and subjects to which Matisse repeatedly returned throughout his long career, the exhibition will provide a unique insight into the artist's daily practice of drawing.

For the first time, Hilton Brisbane is one of the major tourism sponsors for the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition. Hilton Brisbane general manager Martin Kendall said the partnership between the hotel and Gallery of Modern Art reflects the hotel's repositioning as a unique and inspiring hotel.

Exclusive to Brisbane, the exhibition is showing until 4 March 2012 features over 100 works from the Biblioteque nationale de France and significant loans from around the world and Australia's own National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The exhibition is presented by the Queensland Art Gallery and Arts Exhibitions Australia.

"We are excited to be one of the sponsors of the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition, there are great synergies between the hotel and GoMA and as the hotel enters its 25th celebrations we are thrilled to also celebrate with GoMA their 5th birthday in 2011." he said.

In partnership with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art the hotel invites guests to see this landmark exhibition with its Matisse: Drawing Life Minibreak. The package includes deluxe accommodation for two - featuring a sparkling new bathroom, breakfast the following morning in the hotel's recently refurbished restaurant Vintaged Bar + Grill and two tickets to the exhibition, all this from $299 per room per night, twin share*

With summer and school holidays just around the corner why not make a weekend away and treat the whole family to the world of Matisse. The gallery also has an interactive and exciting range of activities- specially designed for children.

*All rates are subject to availability. Packages can be booked via www.hilton.com/brisbaneoffers or phone 1300 445 866 and quote PR44MM.

Ben Wicks
07 3136 2555 / 0422 692 989

Kimberley Roberts
Hilton Brisbane
07 3231 3289 /0418 352 217

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