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

Street Art Journeys #3: Kyle Jenkins

Kyle Jenkins is a Toowoomba-based artist whose multilayered work encompasses painting in both public and gallery settings, music, and zines. Kyle’s work explore the structure of space through the use of abstract forms, lines, colour and sound. Several of his public space ‘Position Point’ paintings can be found in Brisbane and Toowoomba. For Street Art Journey’s #3 we catch up with Kyle to discuss his arts practice, methodologies and musings on space, form and public dialogue. What inspirations are you currently drawing on in your own art and music making? Kyle: I’m not sure if I… Read More

Street Art Journeys #2 | Gimiks Born

As promised Engage Arts is journeying through the streets in search of Brisbane’s street art hotspots. This week we shine a light on the artist known as Gimiks Born. He creates bold illustrative artworks that can be discovered on walls around Australia: from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Bunbury, to Katoomba and beyond. A multi-skilled artist, Gimiks Born’s creative practice spans graphic design, illustration, street art and large-scale commissioned murals. Gimiks Born’s deftly painted public works stop you in your tracks; his quirky characters leap, growl and climb up the walls. With an illustrative style… Read More