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SorTwo at Toombul Shopping Centre - BSAF2019. Credit: Cassidy Cloupet
SorTwo at Toombul Shopping Centre - BSAF2019. Credit: Cassidy Cloupet

Brisbane Street Art Festival Returns This May

Street art is my kryptonite. It doesn’t matter if it’s plastered across the side of a building or hidden down the dingiest looking alley, I’ll find it. Thankfully, I don’t have to look too hard in Brisbane – there’s a street art festival gearing up to paint the town red this May.

After sitting out 2020 due to the pandemic, Brisbane Street Art Festival is back with an eclectic program celebrating local, national and international artists from May 1-16.

Emily Devers at Ipswich Art Gallery - BSAF2020. Credit: @mellumae
Emily Devers at Ipswich Art Gallery – BSAF2020. Credit: @mellumae

The sixth installment of the large scale public art event will welcome 39 new mural works across Brisbane city and surrounds, including the Showgrounds, Brisbane Airport, The Wickham, South Bank, the soon to be refurbished Princess Theatre, and many more.

The incredible lineup of talented artists featured at the event this year includes Adam Busby, DRAPL, Claire Foxton, Birrunga Wiradyuri and Krimsone, plus many more.

Within These Walls Exhibition - BSAF2019. Credit: @mellumae
Within These Walls Exhibition – BSAF2019. Credit: @mellumae

Festival Director, Lincoln Savage, says he is proud to be presenting the festival amidst the difficulties from COVID-19 and after the cancellation of so many events in 2020.

“I’m grateful to be able to provide opportunities for emerging and established artists through collaboration with venues, festivals and corporate partners,” says Savage.

“We seek to support artistic freedom of expression and voice, which we believe enriches the built environment and social fabric of our city.”

Beyond the art , the 2021 program includes live music and performances across multiple venues, artist talks, exhibitions, workshops and cycling tours, with a focus on expanding audience knowledge and inspiring the next generation of artists.

For more info visit bsafest.com.au

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.