Airship Orchestra

Vivid six-metre-high figures are popping up at Northshore Hamilton — and on a boat — during this year's Brisbane Festival.
Sarah Ward
Published on August 16, 2021
Updated on September 03, 2021


Some days, we all just want to want to wander through a vibrant, inflatable, lit-up dreamscape filled with billowing shapes. Pop this dazzling installation on a boat floating down the Brisbane River, and we'd all want to make its acquaintance there, too. Brisbanites, the time to do both of these things is this September — and during Brisbane Festival. In a welcome piece of news, moseying around a luminous playground that'll also spend time on the water is a key part of the event's 2021 program.

Two installations by ENESS are coming to town from Friday, September 3–Saturday, September 25, and Airship Orchestra is one of them. It features bulbous shapes that glow, reach up to six metres in height, and come complete with a choir score. So, you'll be mesmerised by their appearance and their sounds alike.

The vivid pop-up will span Northshore Hamilton from Monday, September 13, filling it with colour. Before then, it'll be on the move. It isn't just shifting locations, however, but will float along the river nightly as part of a watery art experience called Brisbane's Art Boat.

Also, when it isn't at Northshore Hamilton, its sibling event Sky Castle will be — and vice versa. The same applies to its berth on Brisbane's Art Boat as well.

Top image: Ben Weinstein.


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