Superordinary Northshore Hosts New, Giant Murals for the Brisbane Street Art Festival 2022

Brisbane Street Art Festival returns this month with its largest program yet, with Superordinary Northshore as its central hub, hosting 12 mural activations and other art events throughout the festival’s 16-day run.

From 7 to 22 May 2022, the city will burst with 50 live eye-catching public murals and installations along with art events and workshops as part of Brisbane Street Art Festival 2022. BSAF will introduce Superordinary Northshore, a repurposed industrial space that will host a slew of art events, side by side with the mural activations. Some of Brisbane’s iconic spots including Howard Smith Wharves, Queen St Mall, RNA Showgrounds, The Valley Mall, and South Bank are also listed as festival locations.

This year’s festival marks the first time that international artists from the USA, Spain, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand are participating since 2019. Visiting artists will include Miss Birdy, Iñigo Sesma and Fivust who will be joined by Australia’s Sofles, Lisa King and Rachael Sarra.

Brisbane Street Art Festival will also bring the “Tools of the Trade” exhibition to the city. The Hong Kong exhibition will highlight the history of street art and graffiti as seen through the artist’s tools and techniques. 

Other featured events include a 90-minute Scribble Slam in collaboration with Brisbane’s Botanica- Contemporary Art Outside; House of Iris, a photography exhibit curated by Brisbane-based photographers Macami and Luis Campbell; and BSAF x Felon’s Party where event-goers will have a chance to sample the official BSAF 2022 beer with artwork designed by Sofles.

BSAF has also doubled its lineup of workshops this year including calligraphy, typography, yarn bombing, digital illustration, tufting and much more.
Click here for more details about the Brisbane Street Art Festival 2022.

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Spread Climate Change Awareness through Art in this Workshop in Albion

Art can be a powerful tool in raising awareness on climate change and this will be highlighted in “Be the Change,” an upcoming workshop in Albion this weekend.

“Be the Change” workshop will be held on 11 May 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Artists Alike, 39 Corunna St, Albion.

The upcoming event puts a retrospective look at climate change and will serve as an opportunity to conceptualise and put into practise creative works that will encourage change. Workshop media will focus on spray paints and street art as a creative outlet.

About ‘Be the Change’ Workshop

Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council

The workshop is part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, an annual public art event that seeks to provide opportunities for creative practitioners and the wider community to develop positive partnerships through engagement and collaboration.

This year’s festival will be two weeks full of live mural art, music, theatre, numerous exhibitions, creative master classes and workshops from some of the leading creatives, offering a diverse program of learning, creative development and collaboration.

The city-wide outdoor art festival will also display over 45 street art pieces from some of the best artists from Australia.

“Be the Change” is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Tickets cost $10 per participant and can be bought via Brisbane Street Art Festival website. BSAF 2019, which runs from May 4-19, is sponsored by the Brisbane City Council.