While Melbourne, New York, Berlin and Buenos Aires, among other cities, are leading the world when it comes to beautifying their streets with art, Brisbane isn’t slouching far behind. In fact, with each passing edition of the annual street art festival, the city is climbing the ranks of street art hotspots around the globe.
Returning to its roots in 2022 with its seventh edition, Brisbane Street Art Festival kicks off this weekend on Saturday, May 7 and will continue through until Sunday, May 22 with live murals, workshops, special events, and a few artist talks as well.
This year, 50 new murals will be painted by local and international artists, going up on walls right across the city. From the RNA showgrounds to the Brisbane Airport, the Howard Smith Wharves and Queen Street Mall to the Princess Theatre and South Bank too, plenty of facades will be getting fresh licks of paint.
The sixteen-day festival also includes music with parties at Superordinary and Felons Beer Hall. One event to look out for is Tools of the Trade, which showcases the history of street art and graffiti. If you’re interested in picking up some new skills, head to one of the workshops, which include aerosol masterclasses, digital illustration classes, and more.
The festival program deserves a deep dive because there are surely a few things you won’t want to miss out on like NOW IS NIGH, which is the closing party for BSAF presented by Yonder Festival. Dive deep here.
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