Indigenous Art Program

The Indigenous Art Program transforms Brisbane's streets into an art exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works. The artworks use engaging places and spaces, including large scale banners, vitrines and projections, in Brisbane's laneways and on bridges.

Indigenous Art Program 2020 cancelled

Brisbane City Council advises that Indigenous Art Program, scheduled to run from1 May to 31 July 2020 in the Brisbane Central Business District, has been cancelled.

2019 theme

The 2019 exhibition explored the theme of Shared Connections and offered opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s First Nations’ people.

“We are proud to be the longest continuing culture on the planet. Unfortunately colonisation interrupted our cultural practices, particularly on the east coast of Australia. We as a community are relearning, regenerating and reinterpreting our identities through new mediums that reflect our past, present and future.

Shared Connections aims to educate the wider community and present an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our resilience, fortitude and progression.”  (Blaklash Projects, exhibition curators)

2019 artists and artworks

Find out about the Indigenous Art Program 2019 artists and artworks.

Exhibition curators - Blaklash Projects

Blaklash Projects is a 100% Indigenous-owned business delivering arts and cultural events and creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. Troy Casey (Kamilaroi) and Amanda Hayman (Wakka Wakka/Kalkadoon) have extensive experience working in partnership with the community to develop community-celebrated programs.

More information

You can also learn more about other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and initiatives hosted by Council. 

Last updated:6 May 2020
Topics: creative