The BARI Festival is an initiative founded by the crew at Jugglers Art Space in 2008, aimed at celebrating and acknowledging the creative and cultural contribution that is often harboured by ARIs within a city. 

Brisbane is now home to several well established Artist Run Initiatives each working within their own unique artistic frameworks and services for artists and members of the public.

This year BARI will be host to a variety of events between the 1st and 10th of October staged at several Artist Run Initiatives throughout Brisbane, each providing workshops, forums, open studios, live entertainment and art exhibitions showcasing Brisbane emerging artists.

Some of these ARI's include: Nine lives, The Fort, Love Love Studio, Old Space, Jugglers Artspace & Flipbook Gallery

Here at BATS, we are very excited to have our launch party as part of this years BARI program. Be sure to come this sunday and watch some amazing live acts and see some freaking awesome visual art and photography on display.

BARI kicks off tomorrow and you can check the program here 
or RSVP to the facebook event here

and make sure you go to Ninelives this friday for the opening night of the HAND DRAWN exhibition: