Past Event

2—24 Sep

Brisbane Festival and Northshore Brisbane present

Brisbane's Art Boat

Brisbane's Art Boat

The float away hit of Brisbane Festival 2021 is back!

Brisbane's Art Boat returns for a celestial floating art experience featuring stunning installation, The Spheres by internationally renowned visual artist Lindy Lee. 

Brisbane's Art Boat features the city's most unique on-water bar and performance program, with a curated program that responds to the artwork, including an evocative soundscape by Yuggera and Turrbal man and Tribal Experiences Managing Director, Shannon Ruska and a specially commissioned sound work from Lawrence English. Lindy’s stunning installation also features lighting design by Daniel Anderzipf.

This year, Brisbane’s Art Boat will embark on special midnight, dawn and mindfulness cruises. Brisbane’s Northshore will transform into an immersive riverfront hub for Brisbane Festival. As the sun sets, the precinct will be enlivened with performances, a pop-up riverside bar and tasty eats. Food and beverage options are also are available onboard the Art Boat.

#Select your experience

Choose your route

Loops, port to port or a once-in-a-lifetime Art Boat Experience.

Pick a performance

Special guest artists Akosia, The Huxleys and more.

The Art of Deep Looking

A mindfulness experience by Steve Pozel

The Art of Deep Looking

Sun 18 Sep, 8:30am

Through mindful practices explore new ways in which art can be an extraordinary means to communicate what words cannot.

Coming To Our Senses

A unique experience to greet the day

Coming To Our Senses

Wed 21 Sep, 5am

Lie down, taste and touch nature’s grandeur, listening deeply and exploring as the dawn breaks over the Brisbane River.

Brisbane's Art Boat Free Open Sessions

Northshore fun for the whole family

Brisbane's Art Boat Free Open Sessions

Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm

Explore the stunning installation The Spheres while Brisbane's Art Boat is docked at Northshore Brisbane with free music entertainment.

The Spheres by Lindy Lee

The Spheres by Lindy Lee

Internationally renowned visual artist, Lindy Lee brings her stunning installation aboard Brisbane's Art Boat for a truly immersive, celestial art, light and sound experience. Intentionally slow to impart their secrets, Lindy's work is inspired by symbolic gestures and processes that call on the element of chance to produce a galaxy of images that embody the intimate connections between human existence and the cosmos.

The Spheres takes its cue from Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, who speculated that celestial bodies caused vibrations as they coursed majestically through the heavens. Just as the vibrations of harp strings cause musical notes to reverberate, moons, stars and planets also reverberate to create harmonic sounds. Pythagoras termed this the ‘Music of the Spheres’.


By sunrise or sunset, a celestial experience awaits.

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How to get there

89 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton

Getting Here

Brisbane's Art Boat Departure Information

Northshore, Brisbane Departures

Maritime Green
147B MacArthur Ave,
Hamilton QLD 4007

All ticket-holders are required to arrive by the time on their ticket. Time for boarding is included.

South Bank Departures

410 Stanley St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

All ticket-holders are required to arrive by the time on their ticket. Time for boarding is included.

The boat is moored along the river, in front of the pool area near the South Bank Piazza and BOQ Festival Garden.

Journey planner

There are ferry stops and bus stops nearby. Plan your public transport journey using the Translink Journey Planner.

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