David Lee Pereira


Sat 4 May 2024
Free Event
Free Event


The Tivoli

Presented By

Roster Agency, Open Season & Brisbane Street Art Festival

Date / Time


No ticket required

Australia's largest street art festival is back and in collaboration with Open Season, two internationally renowned street artists take on the great walls of The Tivoli carpark. These unique artworks will become the background to Brisbane’s most-loved and longest-standing music institution, free to view for lovers of music and street art.


David Lee Pereira is a practicing visual artist whose paintings, illustrations, large scale murals and public installations delve into the fluidity of gender, sexuality and identity exploring these through the recurring themes of dysphoria and interpersonal relationships. 

Influenced by the work of impressionist and surrealist artists Georgia O’Keefe, Dali and Munch, and paying homage to baroque ikebana and dutch still life, Pereira’s floral expressions range from beautifully brutal to joyous and intimate and are overflowing with symbolism and narrative. 

"A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar. Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth. We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire." - Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, p. 13


The Brisbane Street Art Festival is a city-wide outdoor art festival returning May 4th - May 19th! Immerse yourself in a myriad of large-scale murals, group exhibitions, powerful artist panel talks and a huge workshop program that has something for everyone.

Since 2016, BSAF has rapidly grown into the largest street art festival in Australia. Building on the foundations and support from the last eight years, BSAF is returning in 2024 for its 9th year.

The BSAF 2024 mural program will welcome artists from around the world and across the country to join significant local artists in revitalising some of Brisbane’s most iconic locations with public art.

This event is presented as part of Open Season - a curated program of music and art running from May to July 2024. Open Season has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s QASP program, the Strategic Partnerships Fund, and through Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.