First Look At Brisbane’s First Street Art Wall At Ekibin Park

Did you know that Ekibin Park in Greenslopes now has Brisbane’s first street art wall?

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For the project, Brisbane City Council teamed up with local artists Smalls and Tervo, which both agreed that the legal street art walls were a step in the right direction to foster the talents of emerging street artists in Brisbane.

There’s more to come as the city unveils its new program aimed at supporting local art culture and creating vibrant public spaces.

The legal graffiti walls provide public spaces that can be used as a canvas for uncommissioned, legal street art, with the aim of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic development.

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This means Brisbane can accommodate fantastic street art, in the right places, to add to the city’s attractiveness. Council also reminds the public that street art that is offensive in nature and has the potential to upset, disturb, threaten, or insult people may be removed.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new program emerged from the annual Brisbane Street Art Festival, which has rapidly grown as one of the largest street arts festivals in Australia since it began in 2016.

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Photo credit: Team Schrinner/Facebook

“This new program will identify public spaces where street artists can express their creativity, hone their skills and transform blank canvases into amazing murals for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Cr Schrinner stated.

“I believe Brisbane’s street art can be a unique local tourism drawcard ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the potential for city-wide tours and outdoor exhibitions.”

Artist Tervo said it’s a space free from outside intervention that allows artists to push their styles, practice techniques and develop artistically in a safe environment.

Photo credit: Team Schrinner/Facebook

“While there are increasing opportunities for paid commercial murals, these are not places for artists to take risks and develop, nor suitable for beginning artists to start out,” said Tervo.

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Brisbane’s first street art wall is located at Ekibin Park East (north-west wing walls of drainage culvert, Ridge Street overpass), Greenslopes.