Public art

Brisbane City Council has an extensive public art collection of more than 500 diverse permanent artworks located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Council has created an outdoor gallery meandering through the CBD and South Brisbane with exhibitions changing seasonally. Street Art is alive and well with a fascinating street art collection on hidden walls and our public urban infrastructure by local and international artists.

What better way to understand the identity and character of Brisbane than by taking a self-guided walk to discover the stories of Brisbane through art.

 

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Outdoor gallery

This temporary art program transforms Brisbane's laneways, bridges and buildings into imaginative, fun and engaging spaces. Find out what's temporarily on display around Brisbane.

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William Jolly Bridge projections

The William Jolly Bridge Art Projection Program highlights this Brisbane historical and iconic structure by transforming it into a large scale, temporary public artwork celebrating contemporary artists, and cultural events of city wide significance.

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Street art

Street art is alive and thriving in Brisbane with programs Brisbane Canvas and Artforce allowing local artists and residents to display their artworks to the public. Find out more.

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Botanica

In 2018 Council hosted Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside. Botanica is growing to become Council’s showcase public art event held annually in the City Botanic Gardens. Scheduled for May 2019.

 

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Public art trails

Brisbane City Council has four public art walking trails focusing on different themes - the Brisbane River, our City's contemporary art and architecture, and Brisbane's cultural heritage. Find out more about the trails, including trail maps and images of each artwork.

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Brisbane's River Art Framework

The Brisbane River is a defining feature of our city’s evolving cultural identity that inspires works of contemporary art and design. Find out about Brisbane's River Art Framework.