BrisAsia Festival 2023

1st-19th Feb 2023

Running from Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, February 19 — with events also on January 13, 14 and 22 — the 2023 program boasts old favourites, new additions, and the fest’s trademark mix of traditional and contemporary Asian arts. It includes 27 events across 12 suburbs, and 400-plus artists.

Last year’s laneway tea festival is back, this time in Burnett Lane in the CBD, and so is the Southside by Night event that combines street food with a car meet. Pre-pandemic, the Lunar New Year Rooftop Party at Sunnybank Plaza was always a highlight, complete with traditional lanterns and fireworks — and the 2023 lineup builds from there.

After debuting in 2022, digital storytelling initiative Mother’s Table is also back to showcase another round of local restaurant owners, all chatting about their eateries and signature dishes.

Want to peep the fun-filled activities that are in store for BrisAsia Festival this year? You can check out the program on the Brisbane City Council website.

BrisAsia LIVE: Wabi-Sabi Performance

10th Feb 2023

BrisAsia LIVE, Brisbane’s premier intercultural creative residency, explores dynamic perspectives on interdisciplinary art-making, creative expression and cultural knowledge sharing. This year’s residency explores the traditional Japanese philosophy of aesthetics known as Wabi-Sabi—a creative world view centred in the acceptance of transience and imperfection.

Experience the premiere performance of Wabi-Sabi, a synthesis of ancient and contemporary improvised sound and visual art, on Friday 10 February 2023 at 6.00pm

Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse | 6-7PM

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