Current exhibition - 'Springfinity'
Springfinity is the third exhibition to be featured in the Outdoor Gallery in 2021. It captures the essence and beauty of spring with bright, bold artworks by artists including:
- Brisbane local and award-winning illustrator and author, Sophie Beer
- Japanese artist, Mogu Takahashi
- San Francisco artist, Katie Benn
- Adelaide-based illustrator, Cecile Gariepy.
The newest location added to the Outdoor Gallery trail lights up the cliff faces of Howard Smith Wharves. Montreal-based creative director, animator, and technologist, James Paterson, has taken over the space with four short animations titled, Behind Your Avatar.
Check out Springfinity across the Outdoor Gallery until 21 November 2021. Search #BNEPublicArt for a look at previous exhibits.
Local inspiration is all around
If you’re visiting any of our Outdoor Gallery locations there’s plenty of opportunities to pair your art exploration with dinner, drinks, or a visit to a local boutique. In fact, the Outdoor Gallery includes unique corners of the city that are home to some of the best restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops.
Exploring the 24/7 exhibition is a fun and accessible way you can support local artists, businesses and retailers, while also helping to spring the economy and culture of Brisbane back into action. With locations spread from Howard Smith Wharves to Fish Lane, there is plenty to see and do along the way.
Take some inspiration from our eat, drink and shop tips below.
Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane City
Leave the car at home and catch a CityCat to Riverside or walk from New Farm to the restored Howard Smith Wharves where the Brisbane River makes a picture-perfect backdrop. Book a table at the likes of Greca, Ciao Papi, or Yoko Dining who are quickly earning their stripes as best-of experiences in Brisbane. Prefer to keep it casual? Enjoy Weekends on the Lawn (every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) where even your canine pals are welcome.
Fish Lane, South Brisbane
The Fish Lane precinct is abundant with inspiration from the murals that adorn the walls to the burgeoning community of local businesses calling this South Brisbane address home. From a-soon-to-open Melbourne croissant icon Lune Croissanterie, cheesy jaffles, and coffee at Cups on Melbourne, to plant-based Mexican and warrior poses at Pilgrim Hot Yoga there are so many reasons to pause and spend a while exploring this buzzing laneway.
Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
Brisbane’s original laneway comes to life amongst the hustle and bustle of Brisbane’s CBD. Watch the sun move across the muraled laneway from the open window at Felix for Goodness while dining on their locally sourced menu. If you’re visiting after dark, enjoy a tipple or a snack of freshly shucked oysters at Alba Bar & Deli where ‘Brooklyn meets San Sebastian in the Brisbane CBD’.
More ideas for Brisbetter days out
There's so much to see and do in Brisbane. Check our other Day Out articles, videos, and itineraries for more fabulous ideas.
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**This article was updated in September 2021.**