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Published February 24th 2021
Brisbane is turning into an exciting Outdoor Gallery with many distinct and significative artworks coming alive on walls, traffic signal boxes, pillars and in hidden lanes.

Brisbane's Outdoor Gallery is developing as part of Brisbane's culture, favoured by the nice weather enjoyable all year round in this subtropical town.

Street art has different meanings and different messages, but all the street art can be enjoyed by commuters, workers, passerby, tourists, locals and every single piece is there to move the people inside, inspire and bring charm, delight and humour.

Walking in the city is the best way to discover pieces of street art. Wear comfortable shoes, be sun smart if you are walking during the day, bring a bottle of water. Surely you want to take a camera to take great photos of the pieces of art.

Start the walk at the Brisbane City Gardens Edward Street entrance and proceed along the Brisbane River.

The walk includes six pieces of artworks:

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, 1988, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk

Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, 2014, Elizabeth St and Creek St

Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, 2017, Brisbane City

Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020

Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 2016, 45a Burnett Lane

Blu Art Ninja, Secretive Artist, Burnett Lane




Plant Form by Robert Juniper, 1988, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk

Commissioned as part of World Expo 88, the piece is known as a 'Plant Form'. The sculpture expresses the artist's abstract style to reference Australian fauna.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


Plant Form is a large sculpture standing over four metres tall on the riverwalk. The sculpture is in a great location, blending in perfectly with the surrounding environment, standing beautifully in front of the Brisbane Marina.

About the artist: Robert Juniper, 1929-2012, born in Merredin Western Australia, was a prominent painter and sculptor. He has been a beacon in the artist world, inspiring and mentoring other Australian artists.

In the 80s, he started to investigate other materials to use for his artworks, including glass and metals. 'Plant Form' is made from old machines abandoned in desert gold mining and welded together.

Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, 2014, signal box in Elizabeth St and Creek St.

The Australian White Ibis is a native Australian bird whose habitat is swampy or water-covered grounds. Because of the constant expansion of urbanisation, the ibis is often found in urban areas.

Unfortunately, the ibis seems to be attracted by food scraps in bins in public areas such as parks and in waste bins, hence the name for this bird bin chicken.

Photo by Author.


Depicted in the urban box is the revenge of the birds over humans!

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


Cate Storey was inspired by "the ordinary is pretty extraordinary in Brisbane".

Photo by Author.





Portrait by Claire Foxton, 2017, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City


At 280 Elizabeth Street, it is possible to admire a large stunning portrait that occupies the length of two floors of the outside fašade of the building. The realistic style mixed with brilliant colours makes this mural a real great work.

The stunning woman in the mural has an air of wisdom and ready to take a challenge. The colourful gorgeous earrings on the sides of her face complete the perfect symmetry.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


This amazing work depicts the profile of the Artistic Director of Digi Youth, Alethea Beetson. She is an artist and producer who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities across multiple art forms to inspire new works responding to societal issues, cultural heritage and colonisation.

Claire Foxton has a large portfolio of large portraits on walls and her photorealistic style is unique, connecting with the communities through public art.

The artwork is located at 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City.

Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 2020, 62 Mary St

This artwork is also very large occupying the side of a fašade of a building. Painted is a woman in a nice dress, ready to go out, but because of the COVID lockdown she has to stay inside the house.

Photo by Author.


Gus Eagleton analyses how people evaluate happiness and success through the falsity of social media. In poor lighting, the image is manipulated to look beautifully elegant.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


Gus Eagleton is an Australian artist. He creates interpretations of reality and beauty within the urban landscape, he manipulates light and shadow in an unrealistic and romantic way.

His art is rich in lines and details but in the same time, the fluidity of the lines and the use of shades the pieces embody a dreamlike tone, with romantic echoes.

62 Mary St, Brisbane QLD 4000


Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 2016, 45a Burnett Lane

Tiny red door numbered 45a is located in Burnett Lane. The fun is to try to localise the few inches tall door along Burnett Lane.

The tiny door was in place for a while but it was discovered after few months. It has received many accolades and it was abundantly Instagrammed.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


Referred to by locals as the fairy door, the tiny red door helps to find a little magic and whimsy in everyday life.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


There is another Robertson's door located at no.11 Bakery Lane, Fortitude Valley.

The good news is there are more tiny doors coming up in Brisbane by the Author, locations to be discovered.

Environmental artist Mace Robertson is based in Australia and New Zealand.

Burnett Lane. Photo by Author.


Blu Art Xinja, Secretive Artist, Burnett Lane

All throughout Brisbane City, a Secretive Artist has left his signature artwork to find. The Secretive Artist dresses as a ninja and climbs up to difficult and unexpected places to glue his pieces.

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.


From the Artist: "I've been a street artist for the last five years, installing my blue sculptural pieces in and around Brisbane and whenever I travel to other cities or abroad".

Photo by Author.


"My goal is to bridge the gap between graffiti and authorised public sculpture/art. I enjoy placing pieces in hard to reach places, as well as very public areas, the brilliant blue contrasting against the structures of the urban environment."

"Sprouts and organic forms growing from side spaces and alleyways, beautifying those areas that are often neglected, but always visible in our periphery".

It is fun to look for all the Blue Art in Brisbane!


Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Lions in black and white in Burnett Lane, Photo by Author.


I love walking in Brisbane, especially in the evening with my group. Every time is a different experience, every time is different discovery!

Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art, Brisbane in the evening
Brisbane in a beautiful evening. Photo by Author.


Plant Form by Robert Juniper, City Botanic Gardens, Bunya Walk Ibises taking over Brisbane by Cater Storey, Elizabeth St and Creek St Portrait by Claire Foxton, 280 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City Self-isolation by Gus Eagleton, mural artwork, 62 Mary St 2020 Tiny red door numbered 45a, Mace Robertson, 45a Burnett Lane, Brisbane Permanent Art, Brisbane Outdoor Gallery, Walk in Brisbane and discover Art
Photo by Author.
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