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Brisbane Street Art Festival returns in May with 50 epic new murals

Brisbane’s streets are about to get a new look. The annual Brisbane Street Art Festival is returning and it’s set to be the largest event in its six-year history.

This year’s program features a hand-picked line-up of acclaimed street artists. Livening Brisbane’s blank walls will be artists from the United States, Spain, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand. That includes Miss Birdy, Fivust and Iñigo Sesma. They’ll join renowned Australian and First Nations artists such as Sofles, Lisa King and Rachael Sarra in taking the festival to the next level.

Brisbane Street Art Festival 2022

It’s the first time since 2019 international artists will feature at the Festival. They’ll help create 50 epic new large-scale murals around the city.

Northshore is the place to be with 12 new mural activations, plus numerous events including the Festival’s opening party. The Brisbane Street Art Festival will take over an entire warehouse and use it as its headquarters, in what is dubbed as Superordinary Northshore.

It’s here, by the river, you’ll find impressive large-scale artworks. Other riverside venues include Howard Smith Wharves and South Bank.

Also getting a new lick of paint is the Queen Street Mall, RNA Showgrounds and the Valley Mall.

Brisbane Street Art Festival 2022

Also appearing at this year’s Festival is the Tools of the Trade exhibition. Direct from Hong Kong, the exhibition frames the history of street art and graffiti through the lens of the tools artists use to create their work.

For those eager to learn a new skill or two, this year’s Festival workshop program has more than doubled. The interactive and all-ages program now features everything from aerosol masterclasses to yarn bombing and tufting.

The 2022 Brisbane Street Art Festival runs for 16 days from Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, May 22. Find more information at the official Festival website.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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