When it comes to taking to the streets, spraying some paint around and stencilling up a storm, Banksy isn't the only artist worth celebrating. In fact, street art is thriving in Brisbane — so much so that there's now a returning festival dedicated to it.
That'd be the Brisbane Street Art Festival, which unleashes its third iteration around the city from March 31 to April 15. If you're wondering just what it involves, let us throw a few numbers and details your way: more than 50 Australian and international artists will create 50 large scale murals around town, for starters. And, of the seven international artists taking part, six are painting their first Australian works in Brisbane.
Everything from live graffiti to live music to plenty of parties are on the bill, and at places as varied as QPAC, Sabotage Social, Toombul Skate Park and many a street around the city, too. If that all sounds rad — and it really does — then you have no excuse not to take part. Did we mention that classes, workshops and art battles are on the bill too?