Art & Design

Be Mesmerised By Artists In Action As The Brisbane Street Art Festival Goes Virtual

By Lillian Curthoys
15th May 2020

Bright street art mural on a wall of hoarding.

If you, like us, didn’t realise how much festivals kept you afloat until they were ripped from your life, then you’ll be glad to know that one Brisbane festival isn’t letting a global pandemic put a stop to it. Like many others, this year’s Brisbane Street Art Festival has had to shake up their usual format, but they’re not letting it come at the expense of art and the artistic experience. Instead, the festival is striving for new heights, and it’s going to be right at our fingertips. 

A showcase of emerging and established street artists, The Brisbane Street Art Festival usually involves a plethora of events, markets, workshops and popups around the city, as well as the chance to watch walls around our city being turned into epic works of art. This year, you’ll still be able to watch murals being created, only this time, you’ll be doing it virtually, with the whole painting process being live streamed on Twitch. So if you’ve ever wondered how those epic paintings come to life, now’s your chance to find out, and you can do it from your couch. 

If you feel the need to see the works in person (read: Instagram them), the murals won’t be going anywhere for a while, so you can take a wander and hunt them down around town. The first series went up at the Albert Street Cross River Rail site, where you’ll find 10 works by different artists just waiting to be snapped. This weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May, a new series will be live streamed from Supernumerary, but if you miss it, keep an eye out for future events on the Brisbane Street Art Festival Facebook page

The Details 

When: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 
Where: Online 
Find out more here.

You’ll find a heap more stuff to do this weekend here

Image credit: Cross River Rail 

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