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This July, globally-celebrated public art phenomenon Play Me, I’m Yours is coming to Brisbane as part of the 2019 Queensland Music Festival.
For those of the artistic and creative persuasion TRYP Hotel may be your top contender for a romantic evening for two.
Hoiser Lane has becomeÂ a landmark of urban art in Melbourne, and I used to love all the portraits and colourful murals that marked this quirky laneway. This street was truly embolic of the talent behind street artÂ and I loved that a lotÂ of itÂ pushed the envelopeÂ with cheekyÂ political undertones. I hadn’t been back in a couple of years until recently but while I was thereÂ I couldn’t help but be disappointed at what I saw. Sadly, some of the greatest bits of street art on this laneway had been defaced with bulky tags and I struggled to find more than a few pieces that really stood out for me.Â Not to mention, biggerÂ groups of fanny-pack bearings tourists than ever before seemed to have taken over this small space. Although the art will likely change soon enough, I feel as though this street I once loved has lost it’s touch.
With the G20 not far away, our city will be under the spotlight for the world to see. But in the meantime, Brisbane has set up a series of interactive, fun, outdoor activities and events that will make you so happy we live in this river city.
10 years ago, Brisbane’s city streets where untouched, hardly filled with art. That all changed when public spaces became available for artists to dabble and play with following street art revival all over the world.
Today these streets are threatened by a lack of public space, perhaps due to the privatisation of many public spaces and the city councilâ€™s mission to paint over pieces of art.Â So it begs the question, does Brisbane have a problem with graffiti?