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.
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.
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