Botanica | Blurring Boundaries

On Friday evening, I found myself wandering around the city fringes into the lush green parklands of the City Botanic Gardens to experience Botanica. With the promise of illuminated artworks, foodtrucks, live music and giant roving puppets my evening plans were underway. On arrival, the park was buzzing with visitors, and keen to find out more I joined the guided tour. The tour took us on an exploratory journey through the gardens to learn more about the artists and their works. The program brought together 16 artists from around Australia with diverse works on… Read More

West End Street Art Festival 2017

What does community mean to you? Is it your local neighbourhood, a group of like-minded friends, or maybe even your social media followers? Jenna Williams and Ihab Imam are helping to define how we interact with public space and are inviting everyone to join in! The West End Street Art Festival (WESAF) has brought together a diverse group of creatives, with the goal of adding to the lively mix that is Brisbane’s West End. The festival extends to street art sites along Boundary Street and Russell Streets, and the mural works will remain… Read More

Rachel Burke’s – The Magical Mundane

During August 2017 Engage Arts collaborated with the fabulous artist, designer and stylist Rachel Burke to bedazzle The Pod in Brunswick St Mall with her on-going craft project, The Magical Mundane. Armed with sequins, jewels and glitter, The Magical Mundane for Brisbane City Council’s artist-in-residence at The Pod brought together an exhibition and diverse workshops and events that invited participants to join Rachel in turning mundane household objects into glittering works of art. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, around 40 visitors enjoyed taking snaps of the exhibition while chatting to Rachel as… Read More