About BAD

150+ artists and designers.
25+ locations.
17 days.
1 hot city.

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2019 is where art, design and the city of Brisbane collide over a 17-day festival of dynamic exhibitions, performances, talks, art tours, workshops and open studios. Held from 10 – 26 May 2019, BAD showcases more than 150 Brisbane creatives, from emerging talents who are carving their mark locally, to trailblazers who are redefining creativity on the international stage.

An initiative of the Museum of Brisbane (MoB), BAD champions the movers and shakers of the Brisbane art and design sector, and spotlights our thriving cultural identity through the places, histories and climate that bring our collective creativity to the fore.

With the Museum as the official BAD hub, the festival will spread across 25+ venues throughout the CBD, West End, Fortitude Valley, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, and Bowen Hills. Placed at the heart of the program is a signature exhibition at the Museum, profiling our city’s brightest names in art and design, from 10 May to 11 August.

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