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By Sarah Ward
September 03, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
September 03, 2021
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Brisbane is a river city, and there are plenty of things that you can do while you're on, near or around the Brown Snake that winds through the centre of town. But Brisbane's Art Boat, as part of this year's Brisbane Festival, just might be the brightest option — because it'll have you moseying along the waterway while checking out dazzling installations.

Between Friday, September 3–Friday, September 24, this floating art experience is taking two of the festival's big attractions — Airship Orchestra and Sky Castle — and popping them on a boat. Yes, it's that simple. You can still enjoy both inflatable pieces on dry land, if you'd prefer, but this'll have you appreciating both the art and the city in a whole new way.

Airship Orchestra is doing the honours for the first two weeks, then Sky Castle will bring its arches for the remainder of the fest. There'll be a bar on board, plus live performances by the likes of Tom Thum, Briefs Factory, Sahara Beck and more. And, as well as choosing which installation you want to see, you can choose between a few routes — including South Bank to Northshore, the reverse, or loops from either location.

Top image: Airship Orchestra, Ben Weinstein.

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