Keen for an arty party? The Valley is painting the precinct on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May when local street artists flex their visual art skills at the Brunswick Street Art Party.
Bringing vibrancy to the Valley, talented local artists will take over Brunswick Street Mall from 12-4pm daily with a live exhibition of visual installations and performance arts featuring graffiti skills, painting, dance and music.
Watch as blank canvases transform into finished art over the two days in a unique display of local street artists, curated by Butter Beats Record Store’s Jason Woodward with Brissie musicians to soundtrack your arty weekend.
Brunswick Street Art Party culminates daily with the Brisbane Street Art Breaking Battle from 2pm–4pm with local performers from the multi-award-winning Elements Collective dance company. Get pumped for the hip-hop moves and street culture when Valley b-boys and b-girls show off their breaking skills on the mall d-floor.
Keen to get among more art in the Valley? Here’s what else is happening in May:
Brisbane Art Design (BAD) is on from 7 to 30 May, showcasing Brisbane’s creative neighbourhoods with a focus on art and design. The Valley gets the spotlight from 14 to 16 May when the area’s contemporary art galleries and crafty spaces showcase their creatives and designers. In the Valley, check out events and exhibitions at IMA, Outer Space, Jan Murphy Gallery, Visible Ink and jr.abel.
Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) overlaps with BAD 2021, decorating the town from 1 to 16 May. The city-wide outdoor art festival hosts a wide-ranging events schedule including an extensive mural program featuring more than 40 works created by local, Australian and international artists. Get along to see large-scale artworks created in real-time for The Wickham (Kaff-eine on 2–3 May) and TC Beirne Building (Damien Kamholtz on 8 May).
For more arts and craft events, find out what’s on in May in the Valley.
– May 2021