Surface Festival Celebrates Street Art in Canberra

On the weekend of 4 to 6 March Surface Festival takes to the streets of the nation’s capital with presentations of urban art. A walkable trail of 30 art works will be open to the public, get familiar with the map of locations here. Starting in the CBD and making your way through to the trendy suburb of Braddon you’ll find creations by local and interstate artists working in the fields of street art, graffiti, portraits, stencils, Indigenous art, geometric and abstract art.

The showcase has been curated by artist PHIBS, and to name a few, some of the artists involved include Beastman from Sydney, who is influenced by biodiversity and human intervention with nature. Working out of Braidwood, Bohie’s aim is to create deeply meaningful storytelling experiences.

“In Our Hands”, Bohie Palecek and Faith Kerehona to represent the grief both artists felt during the 2020 bushfires; commissioned by the ACT Government.

Canberra artist Byrd is inspired to share his interest in the interface between the human condition and the places people occupy. Kristie Peters is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo living in Canberra, their creative output is underpinned by supporting each of us in our unique journey of Reconciliation.

Byrd’s work at Cooleman Court working with Stylized Impact; supported by ACT Government

Not far away from the displays some art centres such as Gorman House, will be hosting special events. Check out the full line up here of unique experiences from guided tours, to paste-up workshops and talks on gender in street art. There will also be opportunities to recycle your aerosol cans and meet the artists at the ‘wrap party’ on Sunday at Bentspoke Brew Pub.