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Surface Festival releases huge two week program

A mural by artist Dion Parker at the 2021 Surface Festival. Image by Red Stockholm

Natalie O’Driscoll | June 7, 2022

A mural by artist Dion Parker at the 2021 Surface Festival. Image by Red Stockholm

Surface Festival 2022 has just dropped a massive two week program of art, music and community.

From Sunday 3 to Sunday 17 July, visual artists of all mediums will showcase their work across the many surfaces of Miami, with art exploding onto the footpaths, fence lines, laneways and walls as part of the 2022 Surface Festival.

Audiences are invited to walk, ride, roll and stroll through the streets and witness the magic unfold.

The festival is all about connecting the two creative precincts of Miami, from Hillcrest Parade through to Lemana Lane with art of all forms. The program, released today, focuses on community engagement, highlighting independent locals, creatives and businesses.

80% of the festival program is free to the public and all ages. The success of last year’s festival has inspired organisers to extend the popular event from one week to two weeks, covering off one week of Queensland and one week of New South Wales’ school holidays.


Check out the highlights from 2021 below:

The 2022 Surface Festival program is packed to the rafters with live art, murals, music and exhibitions.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

1 July | Jaguar Jonze x Spectator Jonze Exhibition

Party to the musical and visual arts talent of tour-de force Jaguar Jonze. Jonze brings her ‘Bunny Mode Tour’ to Miami Marketta alongside some of her epic artwork to kick off the pre-party to Surface Festival ‘22.

3 to 17 July | Fence Line Exhibition

Walk, ride, roll and stroll through the streets along our festival trail and discover 80+ artists along Miami’s front fences.

3 July | Slick Surfaces with Rock n Slide

Rock‘N’Slide Skateboarding take to the Miami Marketta laneway for a free, family-friendly, school holiday program with skateboarding + mural workshops, giveaways, prizes, djs + more!

3 July | Sunset Skate Sesh

Join the Young Henry crew + DJS in the Marketta laneway for a sunset skate sesh to kick off the opening day of Surface Festival!

6 to 7 July | 100/100 Gallery Exhibition

100/100 is part affordable art fair, part party and all parts love affair with the arts.

Miami Marketta will be the main hub for many of the festival’s events. Image by Red Stockholm.

Rock n Slide from the 201 Surface Festival. Image by Hanna Carruthers.

Spacey Jane played Surface Festival 2021. IMage by Nathan Prostamo

6 July | Social Muscle Club

Social Muscle Club: Equal parts performance, party, and game. The newest club to hit the coast, for the first time in Australia all the way from Berlin.

9 to 10 July | Paint by Numbers with Daniela Fowler

Your chance to be the artist and contribute to one of Surface Festivals large scale murals yourself this year by joining artist Daniela Fowler “Paint By Numbers”

10 July | Pete Murray x Surface Festival

Join Pete Murray, The Beautiful Girls, DACY and more for a throwback Sunday session sure to warm up those winter blues!

15 July | Spirit of Miami with Granddad Jack’s

Be the first to taste the limited release Surface Festival gin created by Granddad Jack’s. Label competition artworks on exhibition with the winning artist’s label announced.

17 July | Meg Mac x Surface Festival Closing Night

Join Meg Mac, Tyne-James Organ + Ivey for an epic afternoon in the Miami Marketta Laneway on Sunday 17th of July.

For more information, visit the Surface Festival website.