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The Brisbane Street Art Festival Is Underway With Murals, Parties, Workshops And Artist Talks

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The Brisbane Street Art Festival Is Underway With Murals, Parties, Workshops And Artist Talks

The Brisbane Street Art Festival returns to the streets for its sixth edition.

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. (Featured image: Rae Allen / Art by Gris One)

Returning to its roots in 2021 with its sixth edition, the Brisbane Street Art Festival kicks off this weekend on Saturday 1 May and will continue through until Sunday 16 May with live murals, workshops, special events and a few artist talks as well.

This year, 36 artists are involved in the festival with First Nations artists well represented alongside global names and other local and national stars. Forty murals will be painted as well 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. The Within These Walls Exhibition also makes a grand return this year and so do the Street Art Cycling Tours, this time facilitated by Tervo. If you’re interested in picking up some new skills, head to one of the workshops where you can participate in Aerosol and Typography masterclasses as well as a Colour By Numbers session with Brisbane artist ShockJR.

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