Community Impact: Brisbane Street Art Festival July 2020

The 80 Ann project team were very excited to provide support for local artists by participating in the 2020 Brisbane Street Art Festival. The team partnered with Vast Yonder and Reactivate Consulting to curate four Brisbane Street Artists who transformed all 62m of our Ann Street hoarding during July.

The activation included engagement with students from Little Scholars, Calamvale Community College and Loganlea State High School where students got the unique opportunity to experience firsthand street art installation and tour some of the artists’ nearby studios. The artwork will remain on display over the next year, with each artist drawing inspiration from the old Fruit and Produce Exchange which forms part of 80 Ann Street’s redevelopment. 

The artists hope the artwork will create a sense of intrigue and force people so slow down in what would otherwise be a fast-paced day.

Check out the artists’ Instagram accounts to see more of their art:

  • Gus Eagleton (@instaguss) 
  • Tori-Jay Mordey (@tori_jyeay)
  • Joel Fergie (@_thezookeeper)
  • Ash Taylor (@ashtaylr)

This activation was a wonderful opportunity to generate community engagement in a COVID conscious way by essentially creating an outdoor art experience. On completion 80 Ann aims to set a new benchmark for an activated ground plane and it is activities like these that help connect us with the community in a meaningful way.