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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 the work of internationally renowned visual artist Lindy Lee. 

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’.  

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. 

Brisbane-born Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Lindy states that “The Spheres is a celebration of harmony and joy, a symphony of connection and inclusiveness that will entangle Brisbane’s community and breathe life into its sails”. 

This year, Brisbane’s Art Boat will embark on special midnight and dawn cruises as well as a mindfulness program. 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. 

Open sessions return on Tuesday evenings, where audiences can experience the stunning installation The Spheres whilst the Art Boat is docked.


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.


#Schedule

By sunrise or sunset, a celestial experience awaits.

Friday
2 Sep
Opening Night
Fri 2 Sep
Opening Night
Alice Ivy
1 hr 45 mins
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Alice Ivy
1 hr 45 mins
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Alice Ivy
1 hr 45 mins
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Saturday
3 Sep
Sat 3 Sep
Franky Smart
1 hr 45 mins
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Sunday
4 Sep
Sun 4 Sep
Beckah Amani
1 hr 45 mins
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Laniakea II
1 hr 45 mins
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Laniakea II
1 hr 45 mins
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Wednesday
7 Sep
Wed 7 Sep
Faith Sosene
1 hr 45 mins
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Faith Sosene
1 hr 45 mins
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Faith Sosene
1 hr 45 mins
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Thursday
8 Sep
Thu 8 Sep
Shugorei
2 hr 15 mins
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Shugorei
1 hr 30 mins
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Shugorei
1 hr 30 mins
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Life on Earth
2 hr 15 mins
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Friday
9 Sep
Fri 9 Sep
Moreton
1 hr 45 mins
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Akosia
1 hr 45 mins
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Akosia
1 hr 45 mins
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Saturday
10 Sep
Sat 10 Sep
Hannah Macklin
2 hr 15 mins
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Jerome Farah
1 hr 30 mins
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Jerome Farah
1 hr 30 mins
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Jerome Farah
2 hr 15 mins
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Midnight Moonlight Cruise
Akosia
2 hr
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Sunday
11 Sep
Sun 11 Sep
Vanessa Tomlinson
1 hr 45 mins
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Vanessa Tomlinson
1 hr 45 mins
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Wednesday
14 Sep
Wed 14 Sep
Pink Matter
1 hr 45 mins
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Pink Matter
1 hr 45 mins
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Pink Matter
1 hr 45 mins
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Thursday
15 Sep
Thu 15 Sep
Moreton
2 hr 15 mins
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Australasian Dance Collective
1 hr 30 mins
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Australasian Dance Collective
1 hr 30 mins
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Australasian Dance Collective
2 hr 15 mins
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Friday
16 Sep
Fri 16 Sep
Beckah Amani
1 hr 45 mins
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Australasian Dance Collective
1 hr 45 mins
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Australasian Dance Collective
1 hr 45 mins
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Saturday
17 Sep
Sat 17 Sep
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
2 hr 15 mins
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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
1 hr 30 mins
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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
1 hr 30 mins
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2 hr 15 mins
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Sunday
18 Sep
Sun 18 Sep
The Art of Deep Looking
2 hr
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Moreton
1 hr 45 mins
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MZAZA
1 hr 45 mins
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MZAZA
1 hr 45 mins
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Wednesday
21 Sep
Wed 21 Sep
Dawn Cruise: Coming To Our Senses
2 hr
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Mo'Ju
2 hr 15 mins
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Mo'Ju
1 hr 30 mins
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Mo'Ju
2 hr 15 mins
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Thursday
22 Sep
Thu 22 Sep
Menajerie
2 hr 15 mins
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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
1 hr 30 mins
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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
1 hr 30 mins
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Menajerie
2 hr 15 mins
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Friday
23 Sep
Fri 23 Sep
Gail Sorronda
1 hr 45 mins
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Gail Sorronda
1 hr 45 mins
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Gail Sorronda
1 hr 45 mins
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Saturday
24 Sep
Sat 24 Sep
Life on Earth
2 hr 15 mins
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The Huxleys
1 hr 30 mins
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The Huxleys
1 hr 30 mins
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The Huxleys
2 hr 15 mins
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How to get there

Northshore, Brisbane ›
Maritime Green
147B MacArthur Ave,
Hamilton QLD 4007

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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