Boldly Brisbane Artists
On Brisbane’s creative and artistic community

Read the stories of some of Brisbane's most inspiring creatives and cultural leaders who challenge and grow our audiences, artistic community and their respective artforms.

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Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events
Brisbane Festival 2021 September All Events

Presented by Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Airport Corporation and Screen Queensland

Alethea Beetson

Alethea Beetson

A creative voice for indigenous youth, Alethea has paved the way for the next generation of connected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and arts leaders.

Brian Lucas

Brian Lucas

Brian Lucas learnt the power of resilience, connection and unity from an early age and sees this as the fabric of Brisbane’s creative sector.

Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan has set local and world stages alight since her debut role in a children’s opera at Brisbane’s Metro Arts, aged seven.

Lawrence English

Lawrence English

Founder of Brisbane-based music label Room40, Lawrence English is well acquainted with building something from nothing.

Polytoxic

Polytoxic

An arts retreat in 1999 spawned a creative partnership spanning two decades.

Neridah Waters

Neridah Waters

Neridah's work is so much more than leotards and leg warmers, it gives members of the public the platform for creating, dancing and connecting.

Thom Browning

Thom Browning

Thom co-founded Imaginary Theatre to champion children’s access to the arts, and since then this Brisbane-based company has reached over 180,000 children across the globe.

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton

Trent’s debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, is coming to the stage in 2021 and will showcase his unquenchable curiosity and innate gift for storytelling.

The Good Room

The Good Room

​A candid confession, a snatched memory, a personal story: these anonymous contributions are the creative lifeblood of The Good Room.

Amy Hollingsworth

Amy Hollingsworth

Cultivating a sense of shared ownership and creative freedom underpins Amy’s leadership style, an approach she believes strengthens Brisbane’s artistic community.

Anisa Nandaula

Anisa Nandaula

Anisa Nandaula is the co-founder of Voices of Colour, an arts collective for migrant, refugee and First Nations artists to share their work

Brendan Joyce

Brendan Joyce

Under Brendan’s artistic leadership, Camerata has made its mark on the city's canvas with innovative collaborations and ventures.

Claire Christian

Claire Christian

Playwright and director Claire Christian describes her relationship with Brisbane as “a swoon-worthy love affair”.

Merindah Donnelly

Merindah Donnelly

Founding member of Brisbane Festival's new First Nations Curatorium, Merindah is challenging artists and audiences to cement Queensland's position on the world's cultural map.

Naomi Price

Naomi Price

Performer extraordinaire and co-director of The Little Red Company, Naomi Price has cemented her credentials as a creative tour de force from Brisbane to Broadway.

Natano Fa'anana

Natano Fa'anana

From Casus Circus to Briefs Factory and everything in between, Natano has helped cultivate the contemporary circus and physical theatre scene we know and love in Brisbane.

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society collaborates with artists and companies across the globe, but its roots remain firmly planted in Brisbane.

Blaklash

Blaklash

Combining their interest in the arts, Troy and Amanda curate unique experiences that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Yaron Lifschitz

Yaron Lifschitz

Under the artistic leadership of this circus visionary, the Rock n Roll Circus grew up to become CIRCA - one of the world's leading performing companies of its artform.

Elishia Whitchurch

Elishia Whitchurch

A professional dancer who toured the world, Elishia Whitchurch took her first steps on the streets of Brisbane where she later discovered her passion for public art.


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