PLAY ME, I’M YOURS
Sunnybank Plaza is proud to partner with Queensland Music Festival inviting you on a musical treasure hunt across our sparkling city.
What is Play Me, I’m Yours?
From South Bank to Shorncliffe, 20 street pianos are hidden all over Brisbane. With the help of the Play Me, I’m Yours online map, you can explore the city to uncover each beautiful piano. Access the online map at: www.qmf.org.au
Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Touring internationally since 2008, the artwork has reached millions of people worldwide, with more than 1,900 street pianos installed in over 60 cities across the globe, from Tokyo to New York, bearing the simple instruction to Play Me, I’m Yours.
About Our Piano
Our Wertheim piano is estimated to be approximately 100 years old, and has undergone a recent refurbishment. The piano was donated by a Brisbane local Heidi, to bring joy to others during the Play Me, I’m Yours activation.
This piano has been lovingly painted by artists Eric Lin and Niqui Toldi.
The beautiful calligraphy featured on the piano includes ten different scripts, with styles up to 3600 years old. The Chinese character for ‘music’ has the same pronunciation as ‘happiness’ in Chinese. Calligraphy Master Eric Lin, hopes that people playing the piano will enjoy much happiness in doing so. The script on the lid of the piano means ‘sharing your happiness is much better than enjoying the happiness on your own’, befitting the location of the piano for all to enjoy.
In collaboration with Eric, Niqui Toldi has added the beautiful Black-Naped Oriole songbirds. The Oriole is found in various parts of Asia. Like these birds, the people of Brisbane have migrated from different parts of the world and have brought with them their culture and histories, creating a rich and vibrant community.
Through the universal language of music, we encourage everyone to share in this happiness whether it be by playing or listening, while embracing the diversity of our beautiful city!
See video below of Play Me, I’m Yours in the City of Melbourne last year.