There is some great public art and street art all over Brisbane City Centre but one of the best locations to enjoy some street art is along Burnett Lane which runs parallel to the Queen Street Mall in the heart of the Brisbane CBD area.
Burnett Lane is a small one way lane which the local council has allowed artists to go to town and display some of their excellent art work along the walls of the lane way and even along the surface of the road – now that is real ‘street art’.
Following are some examples of the street art on Burnett Lane Brisbane. For the best experience, get yourself down to this cool lane, take your time and walk up and down, looking up and down to see if you can see all the artwork. Some of it is not in plain sight so you need to look around to find all of it.
First up is my favourite piece, the ‘Little Red Door’. This tiny door which is only about 25cm tall, appeared overnight and at first it was unknown who the artist was. Eventually local Brisbane artist Mace Robertson claimed this work and since he has gone on to produce other artworks around Brisbane including a ‘Little Yellow Door’ found in Fortitude Valley. He had seen other examples of little doors in other cities around the world and decided to bring a bit of this charm to Brisbane City.
Further up the lane-way you will find a collection of ‘Blue Birds’ attached to the wall. They start at foot level and work their way a few stories up. Now being Bluebirds is not the type of birds on the wall but all different types of birds which are painted blue, including a cute duck in a top hat and with a walking cane! These ‘Bluebirds’ are by artist Blu Art Ninja who has examples of art work all over Brisbane City
Located out the back of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, is a large mural which is in 2 sections which takes a different look at the old saying ‘Great Minds Think Alike!’ This large mural is by artist The Zookeeper.
Some of the businesses along Burnett Lane have got in on this street art act and have put up their own murals out the front of their business. The cool cocktail bar called Death and Taxes have taken advantage of the empty wall in front of the bar to paint up this interesting mural.
On the opposite wall, there is another cool mural by artist Xato Stencil from Argentina who does some hand drawn paintings as well as this example of hand cut stencils to duplicate the majestic lion.
Funny Funny Korean Restaurant, which is located directly opposite the rear entrance of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, has their own street art on the front of their restaurant with an interesting bottle of Korean Soju.
Not far from the ‘Little Red Door’, at the entrance of Burnett Lane is this very small panting of Yoda from the Star Wars movies by artist Skullcap.
There are plenty more examples of street art along Burnett Lane. Rather than showing you everything, I have just chosen my favourites to display here. Now it is up to you to get to Burnett Lane to check out the rest of the art.
If you go right to the top of Burnett Lane and turn to the right on George Street you will find some of the most famous street art sculptures in Brisbane – these mechanical kangaroos!
Check out the location of Burnett Lane in Brisbane City Centre