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Brisbane Street Art Festival
May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Brisbane will welcome a plethora of acclaimed local, national and international street artists from around the globe this May, as the city opens its door to Australia’s biggest street art festival program – Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) from May 4 – 19.
This free public art event has 46 commissioned artworks across Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs.
With a program of live music, panel talks, exhibitions and workshops, BSAF will have something on offer to suit every age group over the two-week period.
Festival Director Lincoln Savage said the public can expect to see more diversity and creative license for artists in 2019, with the program doubling in size from 2018.
Savage said, “Our goal is to help create one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in Australia that supports the development of emerging artists and continues to empower its creative industries through BSAF.”
BSAF has support from Brisbane City Council and State Government, local businesses and academic institutions that has enabled the program, scope and scale to grow dramatically.
Queensland Minister for the Arts, Leeanne Enoch said, “Brisbane Street Art Festival is a fantastic way to showcase a vibrant and engaging art form while enlivening spaces across the city with colourful and creative mural artworks.”
The city will be awash with colour by artists from countries including England, Spain, Nepal, China and Argentina, alongside home-grown talents such as Leonie Rhodes, Leans and Sofles.
The program reflects the diversity of the street art community with 27 prominent female street artists taking part, including Argentinean duo Medianeras and Colombian born Zurik who are helping to break gender disparity in street art.
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