It’s known for bars and cafes, vibrant entertainment and edgy fashion, but you don’t have to look hard to discover creative street art in Fortitude Valley.
The Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) takes place from March 31 to April 15 with over 50 artists producing work across 27 locations around Brisbane’s CBD and suburbs. You’ll see hidden corners transformed by celebrated artists from around the world, many who are visiting Australia for the first time.
It’s the third time the festival has run and you can see the evidence of past years on a quick stroll around the streets of inner-city Fortitude Valley.
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- Wynne Lane
- Ann Street
- Lucky Lane
- Constance Street
Street art in Wynne Lane
Wandering the Valley in search of new food, I found lots to admire. Here are my favourites starting with the man and the street sign in Wynn Lane, which has also become popular for photos. People like to copy his pose in reverse.
It could be just a traffic signal box but instead, it’s an amusing introduction to what makes the Valley tick.
Artforce is a community art project that enables local artists to paint their original works on traffic signal boxes around Brisbane suburbs. Anyone Brisbane resident can apply although there is a selection process. Find this one in Ann Street near Wynn Lane.
Street Art in Ann Street
Many have passed through these doors on Ann Street on their way to an evening of nightclub fun at The Zoo but I’m betting they don’t see the rosy side of life in the early morning.
Brightening up Ann Street with a splash of green and orange, you’ll find this one on the same side, near the GPO Hotel not far from the Tryp Hotel mural above.
Lucky Lane Street Art
Head down Lucky Lane and around the corner to find a poetry plaque, but remember, no parking!
Constance Street Art
This work on the roller door which conceals the bar Kerbside in Constance Street during the day was completed during the 2016 Brisbane Street Art Festival.
Stand on the other side of Constance Street, opposite to the Tryp Hotel to see the face on its facade.The same face is repeated inside. This one was at the end of the foyer on Level 1.
This is only a selection of what is to be found and there’s much more awaiting your discovery in Fortitude Valley. Find out more about the 2018 Brisbane Street Art Festival and download the full program.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was wandering the streets of Fortitude Valley to discover the area’s latest food offerings and a guest of Tryp Hotel.