Brisbane Art Design returns in May 2023.

Bold, artistic, daring and always tonnes of fun, Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2023 is back to highlight local art and design luminaries with an inclusive and immersive program of hands-on workshops, open studios, design talks and arty parties that will colour the town across three exciting weekends and showcase the inventive creatives shaping our city.

An innovative initiative of Museum of Brisbane (MoB), this year marks the third BAD outing with more than 150 cultural events and exhibitions themed around Culture. Community. Clay. to be staged in Brisbane City and suburban art hubs.

From Wednesday 10 May to Sunday 28 May, the dynamic BAD program will activate three neighbourhoods across three weekends and bring art lovers to the ‘burbs for a creative smorgasbord of pop-up events, after-hours studio tours, exclusive workshops and design-led talks.

Highlights include new commissioned clay works by daring local ceramicists Bonnie Hislop, Steph Woods, Kenji Uranishi, Jane du Rand and Nicolette Johnson at MoB alongside exclusive art dinners, fashion parades, laneway DJs and even chauffeured BAD bus tours of studios and spaces, bringing Brisbane’s artistic collective into sharp relief.

Museum of Brisbane Acting CEO Cathy de Silva said BAD is a wonderful way for the local community to discover the incredibly talented visual artists and designers shaping the creative landscape of the city.

“BAD invites audiences to step into the studios, galleries and workspaces and go behind the scenes of Brisbane’s creative industry to explore new ideas,” Ms de Silva said.

“Museum of Brisbane is excited to present another massive program for BAD, which shows how our art and design sector is growing and thriving. I invite everyone to come out and explore our creative industry throughout May.”

Key Dates:
Friday 12 May to Sunday 14 May: CBD
Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May: Northside
Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May: Southside

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