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30 Aug — 21 Sep

The Art Boat

Presented by Brisbane Festival

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Sail from safe harbour into a night dreamscape.

Step aboard and immerse yourself in an unforgettable voyage through the heart of Brisbane. Against the stunning backdrop of the ever-expanding city skyline, journey along the iconic waterways, tracing the mighty banks that shape the Brisbane River.

The city ambience is remixed into decadent DJ sets soundtracking the extravaganza and punk that is burlesque, the drama and defiance of drag and the addictive and attention-grabbing power of circus.

The Art Boat, reimagined, is curated by the world-class local legends BRIEFS FACTORY. Resident artists Fez Faanana, Mark Winmill and Brett Rosengreen will be joined by a dazzling array of special guests selected from Brief’s fabulous friends and artists from across the festival.

The Art Boat, transformed into a giant floating immersive experience, showcases stunning patterned tentacles rising from the depths of Maiwar, designed by Josh McIntosh.

Let the Brisbane River be your guide as you delve into the party of the year, which brings you art, culture and connection aboard The Art Boat.

Matinee Cruises: Selected Saturdays and Sundays, join us for a balmy 2pm cruise and dive into family fun holiday entertainment, where queer punk circus delights kids and adults alike!

Date Night: Elevate your Thursday evenings with Date Night, blending music and celebration keeping the energy high all night long.

Knock Off on Fridays: Sail away from the week that was with party vibes that kickstart your weekend in style.

Glam Saturdays: Sparkle harder on Saturday with an exuberant celebration of pride and glamour that dazzles and delights.

Unplugged Sunday: Relax and unwind with Unplugged Sundays, featuring chilled tunes, family-friendly fun, and maybe even a bingo game or two.

All aboard for a unique and memorable experience, the adventure starts now!


Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust - on The Art Boat! 

Sat 31 Aug

Experience uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and city skylines and immerse yourself in the centre of one of Australia's most electrifying fireworks displays.

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Price

Tickets from $35 - $45

Times

2:00pm
5:00pm
7:00pm
9:00pm

Duration

Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

Where

The Art Boat

Pontoon B, Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank

Venue info

Important Info

Our weekend Matinee Cruises are specifically programmed for families and children, however young people are welcome on all of The Art Boat under parental guidance and discretion, noting that evening shows may include performances for 18+ audiences.

Children must remain supervised at all times while travelling on The Art Boat.

Lockout periods apply:
There is no entry once the boat has departed


Booking Methods

For alternative ways to book, or to discuss your accessibility requirements, call QTIX on 13 62 46 or email info@qtix.com.au.


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August 30th
5:00pm
 
August 31st
2:00pm
 
September 1st
2:00pm
 
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
September 5th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
September 6th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
9:00pm
 
September 8th
2:00pm
 
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
September 12th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
September 13th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
9:00pm
 
September 14th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
9:00pm
 
September 15th
2:00pm
 
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
September 19th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
9:00pm
 
September 20th
5:00pm
 
7:00pm
 
9:00pm
 
September 21st
2:00pm
 
5:00pm
 
9:00pm
 

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#Artists

Fez Faanana

Fez Faanana

Director & Co-Founder

Mark Winmill

Mark Winmill

Co Founder & Key Creative

Rowan Thomas

Rowan Thomas

Ensemble

Brett Rosengreen

Brett Rosengreen

Ensemble

Diesel Darling

Diesel Darling

Ensemble

Candice Lorrae

Candice Lorrae

DJ


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How to get there

The Art Boat

Pontoon B, Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank

Getting there

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