The Brisbane Street Art Festival is coming to Ipswich this year! Seven walls will be painted in the CBD from July 27 to August 23.
Public viewing opportunities to meet the artists at their walls will be held between 10am and 2pm on August 8 and 9. There will also be workshops for budding creators to learn from the nationally recognised artists taking part over August 8 and 9 and a live stream broadcast from Studio 188 on Saturday August 8 from 5pm-8pm featuring live artist interviews, local music performances and a live scribble slam battle!
Three artists have strong local connections; Fintan Magee's dad was head of art and design at the old Bremer TAFE in Ipswich and he has worked with youth/schools in the region previously to paint public murals; Gus Eagleton has lived in Ipswich previously and his works are featured in the Woollen Mills; and Rachel Sarra is a local indigenous artist born and raised in Ipswich.
The walls being painted include 15 Bell St (Ipswich Health Plaza), 131 Brisbane St (Limestone St Centre – facing South St), D'Arcy Doyle Place (Ipswich Art Gallery), 164 Brisbane St (CIRCA 160 Dancing Bean), 34 Nicholas St Precinct (Icon Alley), 101 Limestone St (Fire Station 101) and 188 Brisbane St (Studio 188).
Plan your Brisbane Street Art Festival experience at www.ipswichfestivals.com.au