Brisbane’s art scene is alive and in full swing, and we couldn’t be more excited to be able to support and facilitate the vibrant work of Brisbane’s creatives. This year, we were thrilled to be able to celebrate local artists by being a part of some major cultural activations around Brisbane, including the Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF), the Brisbane Portrait Prize & the Brisbane City Council (BCC) Outdoor Gallery.

Here’s a snapshot:

BCC Outdoor Gallery – ‘Springfinity’

Springfinity at HSW

BCC’s Outdoor Gallery ‘Springfinity’ is transforming the cliff face at the Wharves until November 21st.

Curated by Haline Ly, ‘Springfinity’ features artworks from local and international artists to welcome Spring into Brisbane City and to celebrate Brisbane as an exciting creative hub.

We invite you to explore the Outdoor Gallery exhibition artworks at HSW and around this beautiful city!


Brisbane Portrait Prize

Birrunga Wiradyuri, Burundhang Gunhungurran (Night Rainbow)

A huge congratulations goes to all the winners of the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize announced in early October. These awards are all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts, and it’s something we’re thrilled to be a part of.

Special congratulations to the winner of the Packer’s Prize sponsored by HSW – Birrunga Wiradyuri, Burundhang Gunhungurran (Night Rainbow).


BSAF 2021

The Brisbane Street Art Festival took place over the first two weeks of May, with Howard Smith Wharves welcoming some exciting new art pieces to the precinct. Felons Brewing Co. collaborated with BSAF and forward thinking local Brisbane artist, Leans, to create the official 2021 Brisbane Street Art Festival Beer, a special limited release beer, and hosted an official BSAF event. Several walls throughout the precinct were also transformed with vibrant murals from artists George Rose and Xandilo.

If you haven’t already, come check out the BSAF murals across the precinct.