Each year Splendour Arts creates an unpredictable and boundary bending contemporary art experience that leaves festival goers feeling enriched, inspired and sometimes bewildered.

Curated by internationally renowned Australian artist Craig Walsh, from July 21 to 23 the fields of North Byron Parklands / Ngarindjin will become the ultimate outdoor, contemporary art space with eight major artworks featured across the site. Splendour in the Grass proudly presents Splendour Arts 2023!

Check into Hiromi Hotel, returning for another colourful and exciting year! Internationally renowned artist Hiromi Tango takes over the barn with her immersive installation Rainbow Dream. Enter a world of rainbow circles and a large-scale projection work that brings together positivity inducing colour, light, and movement. Make sure to drop in for some mindful weaving or a facilitator-led workshop to create your own rainbow bubble magic, running across the whole weekend!

Be sure to snap a selfie at the giant new Cool Shit work, Tupacman! Back to blow things up with their newest, giant, playful, immersive art installation, their 2023 concept follows Cool Shit’s consistent reference of iconic figures in popular culture.

Dance through the sky on a gigantic hand painted Cloud Bridge created by post punk artist Andy Forbes, level up your journey into the Amphitheatre by passing under Sam Songalio’s Gateway V2.1, or relive your favourite moments in music culture at Museum on Wheels: Supertonic, brought to you by Tweed Regional Museum.

Fire up your nose and enjoy a guided ‘scent tour’ of Splendour with Lowana Davies’ Catching a Whiff. An amalgamation of science, performance and olfaction, allow yourself to become attuned to the sensory entanglements present at Splendour and transcend the auditory and visual dimensions of the festival. Tours leaving every afternoon from the Science Tent!

The inaugural recipients of Splendour’s Out There / From Here program is collaborative artist duo Immortal Soil. Bob Horan and Selena Murray, currently based in Northern NSW, have over 30 years’ experience in event production and flower installations and they’re installing their enticing sculptures on ground at Splendour 2023. Blending nature, emotional fantasy, and soundscapes, they’ll create a retreat from the real world and invite you to observe what may not otherwise be visible.

And finally, Splendour’s 2023 Artist in Residence Jakey Pedro presents A Walk Along the Prairie at North Byron Parklands festival entrance tunnel! Speaking to the wildness of the Navaho rodeo, Jakey’s tunnel will extend the artwork you’ve already got a glimpse of on the SITG2023 poster artwork.


Tickets on sale now from Moshtix

Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July
Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands
126 Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun (15 mins north of Byron Bay)