You are required to arrive by the time stated on your ticket to allow sufficient time for boarding procedures. Patrons arriving after the time stated on their ticket are not guaranteed entry to the boat.
Whilst we endeavour to run on time, mooring Brisbane's Art Boat is subject to the prevailing conditions. In the event of short delays, we ask for your patience.
This is an outdoor event and you are advised to dress appropriately for the conditions on the day.
Suitable for all ages. Children must be directly supervised by parents at all times on the Art Boat.
Children under 12 months are free, but must be booked via QTIX on 136 246
If you wish to bring a pram please phone QTIX on 136 246 to book.
The Art Boat is accessible via wheelchair. Please phone QTIX on 136 246 to book.
- The boat is moored along the river, in front of the pool area near the South Bank Piazza and BOQ Festival Garden.
Brisbane Art Boat South Bank Loop
Brisbane Art Boat
Brisbane Art Boat
South Bank Loop
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.
Board Brisbane’s Art Boat in the BOQ Festival Garden. Take in the city lights cruising down-river past the CBD and City Botanic Gardens towards the Story Bridge, before returning to South Bank.
Cruising with us
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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