Brisbane residents of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to get involved. Our communities are diverse, and artworks in our public spaces should be too. Artforce Brisbane showcases a wonderful tapestry of perspectives that help to build stronger, inclusive and inspired communities.
Artforce Brisbane celebrates the characters, cultures, histories and landmarks in our suburbs. The artworks inspire conversations and collaborations while brightening our street corners and showcasing the creativity of our residents.
You Got This (WIP)
by Maria Ferida San Gabriel, South Brisbane
Photography ©Alexander Mack 2021
This long-standing and inclusive community program is part of Brisbane City Council’s plan to strengthen Brisbane’s liveability as a vibrant, creative city. The artworks celebrate the relationship between people and place, and add to the character of local neighbourhoods.
Traffic signal boxes become a creative vehicle to express positive social messaging and diverse perspectives about age, gender, ability and cultural backgrounds. It also helps reduce graffiti and vandalism and makes us feel proud when our public spaces are more beautiful – win win!
Brisbane City Council owns and manages over 1,000 Traffic Signal Boxes (TSBs) which house the electronic controls for traffic lights and are located at signalised road intersections and crossings. Each year, the number of TSBs grows as Council replaces old cabinets and upgrades intersections. And every year these boxes, along with a small number of Energex Padmount Transformers, provide around 80 Artforce Brisbane painting opportunities across the city.
To contact Artforce Brisbane, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artforce Brisbane is managed by Artfully, an arts consultancy based in Brisbane with a specialist focus in public art and placemaking.
TO BE ELIGIBLE
You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.