Brisbane Art Boat Northshore Loop

Until 23 Sep
Maritime Green, Northshore
1 hour 45 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)

Available Discounts

Concession, Groups

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’.  

Featuring a specially curated program that responds to the 'Music of the Spheres', live performances on board Brisbane's Art Boat include Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, Australasian Dance Collective, Vanessa Tomilson, and Michael Askill, Akosia, along with an evocative soundscape by Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal man, Shannon Ruska, and a commissioned sound work to accompany Lindy Lee’s stunning installation by Lawrence English

Don't miss this unforgettable journey along Brisbane's river on the most unique on-water art and live performance experience.

Departing from Brisbane’s newest riverside destination — the Maritime Green at Northshore — the Art Boat will continue up-river towards Breakfast Creek, Newstead and Teneriffe before returning back to Northshore, Hamilton.

Presented by Brisbane Festival

Cruising with us

Weather policy

In the event of inclement weather, check the Program Updates page of the website for current advice.

This is an outdoor event and you are advised to dress appropriately for the conditions on the day. Cruises will proceed in light rain, where it is safe to do so.

The safety of audiences, artists and staff is the highest priority for Brisbane Festival, and the event may be cancelled, delayed or postponed in extreme weather at the sole discretion of the Festival.

If your event is cancelled by the Festival, you will be contacted.


You are required to arrive by the time stated on your ticket to allow sufficient time for boarding and safety procedures. Patrons arriving after the time stated on their ticket are not guaranteed entry to the boat. Please allow enough time to park, and explore the on-land installation prior to your departure.


Wheelchair access is available. Call QTIX on 136 246 to book a space for a wheelchair.

Food and drink

There is a food outlet and a bar on-shore selling a range of pre-cruise meal and snack options.

The on-board bar offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and light meals. You are not permitted to bring any food, drinks or alcohol on board.


Toilet facilities are available both on-shore and on board.

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