BAD Neighbourhood Tour: SOUTHSIDE

West End and South Brisbane take centre stage for the BAD Walking Tours on the Southside. Taking in the sights of Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art’s many studios and exhibitions, as well as TAFE Queensland’s graduate exhibition and open day, State Library of Queensland’s exhibitions, Fish Lane, West Village and Metro Arts and some […]

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BAD Neighbourhood Tour: NORTHSIDE

With events spanning from Newstead to Northgate, the Northside has served up a smorgasbord of activities to engage and activate your senses. The BAD guided walking tour will focus on Newstead and Albion, starting the adventure at Gasworks Plaza and dropping in on the many open studios and artist spaces this precinct supports. If you […]

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BAD Neighbourhood Tour: VALLEY

BAD hits the Valley from 14-16 May to unveil the hidden art + design secrets of this diverse neighbourhood. Stroll the pavement with our guides and discover the many galleries, artist-run-spaces, and contemporary collaborations throughout the Valley. For a daytime experience, kick-off your tour along Brunswick Street and surrounds, followed by a wander down to […]

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Artifact: Jeff Moorfoot

An artifact is typically an item of cultural or historical interest. It is often said, you can judge a person’s character by the company one keeps, or the ingredients of one’s refrigerator, or one’s choice in fashion. These images of collected ephemera feature a few of my valued possessions, acquired over the years by various […]

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Live Mural Painting: Jordache

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Jordache is a contemporary, post-graffiti artist and the director of Mayne Line – a community gallery championing urban culture and street art. His expressive and experimental work has seen Jordache transform large-scale urban environments from concrete jungle to dynamic displays across Australia and Nepal as part of street art festivals and […]

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Brunswick Street Art Party

Curated by Butter Beats Record Store’s Jason Woodward, Brunswick Street will get a BAD makeover from 15 to 16 May. Featuring local street artists, dancers and musicians, this arty party will have a flavour for every palette. As the VALLEY gets a fresh lick of paint, local musicians will have you tapping your feet to […]

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BAD Neighbourhood Tour: CITY

Take a walk on the BAD side of Brisbane city with a creative guided tour. With two experiences to choose from, you have the power to tailor your experience! Get BAD in the daytime and explore the CBD’s galleries and ephemeral art installations or stay up late with an after dark art adventure featuring a […]

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Vacant Assembly Pop-up Shop

Pop-in for Pop-up shopping experience at Vacant Assembly every Thursday-Sunday through BAD. Featuring a selection of some of Vacant Assembly’s finest creatives, come and explore one-of-a-kind art, fashion and handcrafted curios from local makers. Featuring: Sam Eyles, Sue Hillhouse, Sarah Murphy, Laura Pascoe, Sarah Seminutin, Julie Smeros and Chloe Waddell. […]

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Petrichor: Lara Merrett

Lara Merrett’s colour-rich abstract paintings reveal an intimate and intuitive approach to painting. Working on a large-scale, Merrett apposes blocks of painted flat colour with transparent, amorphous pools of acrylic and ink. These delicately layered paintings evoke senses beyond the purely visual, and hint at connections to memory and place. “The exhibition title, Petrichor, describes […]

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