Brisbane Art Design returns to take you through the city’s most creative neighbourhoods
Attention arts lovers – Brisbane Art Design (BAD) is returning for another year of creative action! From May 7–30, Brisbane will come alive with eye-catching exhibitions, artist talks, open studios, workshops, walking tours, demonstrations, street parties and much, much more. Here is a small taste of what you can get up to over the four weekends …
For four exciting weekends during May, more than 60 venues across Brisbane will help to shine a spotlight on the city’s art and design scene. The festivities will kick off from May 7–9 with the dazzling open-air art exhibition Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, a series of guided tours where you can explore The City’s galleries and pop-up art installations, and a wine tasting at City Winery’s Edward Street sipping station. The Valley takes centre stage for weekend two (May 14–16), where art-adoring adventurers can get crafty with clay creations at Dabbler Studio, and check out galleries and art spaces like Adderton House, the Institute of Modern Art, Jan Murphy Gallery, Edwina Corlette, Outerspace and Mitchell Fine Art.
Continue to be inspired by some of Brisbane’s most creative talent as weekend three (May 21–23) of the festival heads to the northside. Take in Brisbane Powerhouse’s awe-inspiring MELT Portrait Prize before listening to some of Brisbane’s most successful creatives share their least successful moments in a tell-all session of failures, fears and beers, and fill your belly at a specially curated supper club experience at COLAB 4010. The fourth and final weekend (May 28–30) takes things across the river and over to the southside. Grab your mates for an old-school Friday night gallery crawl along Montague Road, travelling from Onespace Gallery through to Metro Arts in West Village. BAD will wrap up like a beautiful present with music, projections and performances by all-Indigenous artists in one massive block party at Fish Lane’s Town Square – and you’re invited!
Brisbane Art Design is an initiative of Museum of Brisbane. To check out the full program of BAD events, pop over to the Brisbane Art Design website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Museum of Brisbane.