AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST STREET ART FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BRISBANE FOR 2023 WITH AN EPIC LINE-UP OF LIVE MURALS, ART EVENTS & WORKSHOPS.
Now in its 8th year, Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) has become a cornerstone of Brisbane’s cultural calendar, drawing in thousands of visitors from around the country and the world. The festival’s interactive all-ages workshop program will allow the public to get up close and personal with the artists, learn more about the art form, and even try their hand at creating their own works. BSAF is excited to, once again, showcase our festival at Superordinary, the headquarters for the event, at Northshore Brisbane, one of the largest and most innovative waterfront urban renewal projects in the state. This master-planned development, by Economic Development Queensland, offers the perfect backdrop for our artists to display their work and inject new life and colour into the area.
Outside of Northshore Brisbane, the live mural sites will spread across iconic locations in the city – Howard Smith Wharves, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Showgrounds, and South Bank to name a few. Some of the biggest names in International and interstate street art are back for the two-week festival. Influential Australian and Indigenous players such as Fintan Magee, Gus Eagleton, Illma Gore and Tori-Jay Mordey and many more to take this year’s festival to the next level.
Brisbane Street Art Festival is a must-see event for anyone with an interest in street art or urban culture. Seeing the mural artworks is free, and all are welcome to attend.
“Over the past 7 years, Brisbane Street Art Festival has contributed to placing Brisbane as one of the world’s most significant street art cities”, says Lincoln Savage, Festival Director.
Visitors are encouraged to explore the city’s streets and discover the incredible artwork on display. BSAF is committed to showcasing the diversity of Brisbane’s street art scene, and this year’s festival promises to feature an even wider range of styles and techniques.
“I’m honoured to be a part of BSAF this year. It’s a great opportunity to showcase my work in Australia and to meet other artists from around the country. I can’t wait to see the transformation of the streets as we create something truly unique and beautiful.” – Illma Gore
Illma Gore is an Australian artist who lives in Los Angeles. She rose to notoriety for her politically charged works, showcasing them worldwide. Her pieces include a nude Donald Trump, a toilet made from $100k worth of Louis Vuitton bags, and a mural made of 60 protestors’ blood.
“Street art is a way of telling stories that might otherwise go untold. By painting on public walls, we can create a visual narrative that speaks to the heart of a community and reflects the diversity of its people.” – Fintan Magee
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist who has gained international recognition for his large-scale murals. As a participant in the Brisbane Street Art Festival, Magee is sure to bring his unique vision and style to the murals and installations that he creates.
Economic Development Queensland is Brisbane Street Art Festivals biggest support as they continue to create opportunities for vibrant and connected communities throughout the state.
“Northshore is a place of welcome – or wunya – located on Country belonging to the Jagera and Turrbal
People. The Queensland Government is proud to be supporting the 2023 Brisbane Street Art Festival. I’d encourage guests to make the most of their festival and Northshore experience by walking the spaces, meeting the artists, taking part in the workshops and other activities to connect with this exciting and emerging part of our beautiful river city.” – Debbie McNamara General Manager, Economic Development Queensland
BSAF acknowledges the traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work, in particular, the Jagera and Turrbal peoples whose country is where the festival now stands. BSAF understands that creativity and art have played and continue to play a very important role on these lands since time immemorial.
Thanks to this ongoing collaboration with Economic Development Queensland, BSAF can continue to foster sustainable growth and artistic development of Queensland.
BSAF is thankful for the support received and is proudly sponsored by Brisbane City Council.
A full list of artists will be announced March 3rd, 2023
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