Brisbane's Art Boat

Brisbane Festival

A floating art experience is hitting the water this September when Brisbane's Art Boat sets sail as part of the Brisbane Festival.

Experience the Brisbane River in a new light, travelling between Northshore, Hamilton and South Bank, on board this unique art experience, immersed in a glowing world of kinetic art installations by art and technology studio, ENESS.

Brisbane's Art Boat will feature the awe-inspiring Sky Castle and Airship Orchestra, a pop-up bar, and lively performances by The Huxleys, along with an evening soundscape by Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal man, Shannon Ruska; with special guest appearances from Briefs Factory, Jaguar Jonze, Tom Thum and more.

Sky Castle - Sep 16-25

This ethereal symphonic work changes colour as visitors move through its luminous arches, with light and music specially orchestrated to inspire joy and hope in people as they flow in and out. Sky Castle will make its home at Northshore, Hamilton before floating down the river on Brisbane’s Art Boat...more

Bright Times, Brisbane Festival

Bright Times at Northshore - Sep 8-22, Wednesdays Free

Discover bright times at Northshore, where on Wednesday evenings you can check out Brisbane's Art Boat while it's moored, explore the magical art installations, and enjoy a drink at the riverside bar while listening to free live music...more

Airship Orchestra - Sep 3-12

Landing on Brisbane’s Art Boat for the first two weeks of Brisbane Festival before grounding at Northshore, Hamilton for the remainder, Airship Orchestra is set to light up your September days and nights with galaxy-streaked skin and stardust-like voices...more

RED - Sept 8-12

Playing in a warehouse theatre at the industrial riverside precinct Northshore, RED is a must-see contemporary dance piece from Townsville-based Dancenorth that is both epic and intimate. Air is slowly emptying from a large transparent inflatable structure, ultimately sealing its inhabitants...more

Piano Burning - Sep 10, Free 

In 1968, legendary New Zealand-born composer and deep listener, Annea Lockwood, set fire to an irreparable, upright piano on the banks of the River Thames in London. It was the first of her Piano Transplants seriesDon't miss this magical, conceptual art experience on the banks of the Brisbane River at Northshore, Hamilton...more

Need to know - Brisbane's Art Boat departs from both Northshore, Hamilton and South Bank. 

In case Ms. Rona pays Brisbane a visit and events can’t go ahead, Brisbane Festival will do quick and easy refunds for everyone. So, grab your tickets and dive into the Festival – it's going to be a blast! 

Brisbane Festival is a valued partner of Must Do

Brisbane's Art Boat 

Northshore to South Bank



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