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  • Elie Roehers OneTwo Degree
  • Domenica Buzolic - OneTwo Degree


Brisbane Street Arts Festival

Presented by Vast Yonder in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

The Brisbane Street Arts Festival is back for it’s second year in February 2017 with an absolute stellar line up of local, interstate and international artists.

BSAF 2017 program will offer a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and movement to capture the hearts and minds of this wonderful city. It’s a cultural event that invites anyone and everyone to explore, create, collaborate and inspire by bringing people together through art.

Situated over 20 locations around Brisbane with over 100 artists that include internationally celebrated and recognised street artist’s Sofles, Scott Marsh and Drapl alongside performances from the creative geniuses Zoe Porter and Luke Jaaniste.

Join us at Brisbane Powerhouse, the home of Brisbane’s street art, for highlights of the festival including 1 DEGREE // 2 DEGREES exhibition that brings together 15 female creative practitioners to showcase a multifaceted display of contemporary art and design. Where it Began exhibition will also be on show at Brisbane Powerhouse as a collection of photographs that documents the first decade of Brisbane graffiti culture from 84’ – 94’.

The inclusion of workshops and masterclasses in the 2017 program offers an opportunity to work with artists by getting your hands and minds amongst some of the artistic practices that are on show across the festival.

Launch Event
5pm–8pm, Sat 11 Feb
Join us for the opening night of the Brisbane Street Art Festival 2017!  Brisbane Powerhouse in partnership with BSAF invite you to the opening of ‘Where it Began‘ a retrospective photographic exhibition that offers a glimpse into the history of Brisbane graffiti and street culture that begun in the early 80’s. As a tribute to the old and introduction to the new artists will also paint live on stage in the newly developed virtual reality graffiti platform Kingspray. If that isn’t enough to immerse your senses the launch of Art Atlas a new online public art archive will allow to you explore many public art works across Australia in the palm of your hand.

Where It Began Exhibition
Opening Night, Sat 11 Feb
Tue 07–Sun 26 Feb
A retrospective photographic exhibition that offers a glimpse into the history of Brisbane graffiti: a street culture that began in the early 80s.

Live Mural Painting by Scott Marsh – Postponed until Thu 16 February
10am–5pm, Thu 16 February: Live Painting
10am–5pm, Friday 17 February: Public Viewing

Scott Marsh’s work explores the growing cross over between graffiti and high art, popular culture and the cult of the celebrity. Marsh pairs traditional motifs, elements of impressionism and pop with the pallet, scale & techniques associated with graffiti. Spending his formative years exploring and painting throughout Sydney’s rail network. “Much of what I employ in terms of pallet, scale and the manner in which I paint comes from my background in graffiti”. The language of Graffiti is deeply personal to Marsh and the foundation of his style and practice. He finds graffiti to be as prolific as advertising, democratic, unsanctioned and accessible to all.

Infinite Dusk
7pm, Wed 15 Feb
Infinite Dusk is the second instalment of HHAARRPP (Luke Jaaniste) and JNXYZ’s ongoing sonic-cinema project called Infinite Dreams, melding abstracted mirrored landscape film with hypnotic quadraphonic electronica and vocal looping.

1 DEGREE // 2 DEGREES is a exhibition pair presenting work by Brisbane’s young female artists and creatives in an interactive two night event. At 1 DEGREE all artists will be within one degree of separation from the curator, then for 2 DEGREES each of these artists will in turn select an artist within one degree of separation of herself, creating an outwardly reaching network of female creative practice that spans visual art, photography, performance, architecture, writing, graphic design and more. 1 DEGREE // 2 DEGREES will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue that aims to capture each artist’s experience of practicing in Brisbane, in their own words.

1 DEGREE Performance
6.30pm–9.30pm, Thu 16 Feb

2 DEGREES Performance
6.30pm–9.30pm, Fri 24 Feb


We believe this festival will benefit and beautify public places across Brisbane and, hopefully, encourage people who see them in their own creative pursuits.

The Courier Mail, 2016


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.