Partners & Sponsors


Brisbane Open tours would not be possible without the support of our partners. We acknowledge the following contributions.

Queensland Government Heritage Department. State government historians have generously contributed time to fact checking and researching.the content of our tours.

The United Grand Lodge of Queensland has been a long-time collaborator and supporter, and has provided a guide and access to their unique building for our tours.

Vokes and Peters architects are our partners in producing the St Helena Island adventure.

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane is our special collaborator on the Forgotten Type tours of Fortitude Valley. The generously host tours of their exhibitions for our participants.

Elliott Bledsoe is our Forgotten Type expert and dedicated guide. His contribution of research into the ghost signs of our precincts has provided our participants with a rich wealth of knowledge to lean upon as they investigate their discoveries. We also acknowledge the enthusiastic research support of the University of Queensland History students.

Mary Howells is our Ann Street tour guide. Mary has contributed time to researching our tours and has 25 years experience working for state government as a historian. She has written cultural tourism products including Heritage Explorer, and has published a number of books on local history in Redlands and Logan.

Malcolm Middleton is our Paddington tour guide and researcher. Malcolm has contributed 10 years as State Architect to the build environment of Queensland and Paddington is both his neighbourhood and the focus of his weekly sketching habit.

Founding partners

The inaugural Brisbane Open House was launched in 2010 with significant support from our Founding Partners the Queensland GovernmentThe Committee for Brisbane and The National Trust of Australia (Queensland).


Brisbane Open is an initiative of Brisbane Open House.

Brisbane Open House is partially funded by the Queensland Government via the Department of Public Works and Housing. We acknowledge this contribution.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Let us know how you would like to work with us. We welcome your enquiry.

BOH Sponsors 2019

Brisbane Open is a sustainability initiative raising funds for Brisbane Open House, a not for profit organisation who provides the free Brisbane Open House weekend annually.

The next Brisbane Open House weekend will be held on 10 & 11 July 2021.

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