Brisbane Street Art Festival 2021: Back With 40 New Exhibits

The Brisbane Street Art Festival is here again! Check out these four exhibits scattered across the city, perfect for art enthusiasts and aspiring artists to enjoy.

Listed below are four of the many, many exhibits that will be open to the public come the day of the festival. Starting the 1st of May 2021, Brisbane is due to host of 40 brand-new artworks from acclaimed artists from all across the country. 

James Ellis

Work from the esteemed Brisbane-based muralist James Ellis will be on display at RNA Showgrounds at Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills. Ellis specialises in realistic large-scale works, painting contemporary outdoor pieces using sprays and brushes and the art he makes often reflects the environment or culture of the location it is made in. 

Ellis’ work will be available for public viewing at RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills on Sunday the 2nd of May and Monday the 3rd of May from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. 

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Cam Scale

Cam Scale, whose career as an artist began in Sydney in the early 2000s, specialises in the use of aerosol, oil and acrylic. With decades of experience, he works primarily on large murals, studio and digital work.

Scale’s work can be seen at The Barracks over at 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City. It will be available for public viewing on Saturday the 15th of May from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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BMW Art Car

Returning in 2021 is the BMW Art Car, the product of a partnership between the Brisbane Street Art Festival and Brisbane BMW. Two contemporary Australian artists, Sofles and Tori-Jay Mordey, have worked on the designs for this year’s art cars — a pair of 2021 BMW M4s — which will be driven around the city to parade their designs and displayed at numerous locations.

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Superordinary Workshop Series: Paste-Ups With Paired Wines

One of the many art workshops available all throughout the Brisbane Street Art Festival, featuring wine from Innocent Bystander. With this event, attendants will be able to join the paste-up powerhouse Maddbutt to create art with others in a casual and unpretentious environment complete with fine wine. 

The workshop will be held at Superordinary over at 62 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD. It will be open on Wednesday the 5th of May 2021, running from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The Brisbane Street Art Festival 2021 will run from May 1 to May 16 2021, with exhibits all across Brisbane. Those interested in learning more can visit their website here. Follow their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates concerning the event, the exhibits, and other special announcements.

Here is a map for events and exhibitions that can be found throughout the festival.

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