Eliza Rose art

Market places are a great place to see craft works and local artists.  For me the ones that stood out at the Brisbane South Bank markets were the animal sketchs of Eliza Rose.  The most beautiful Australian animal portraits such as koala, wombat in the lovely pen and ink style but which are actually very […]

The Fergies

Watching and listening to buskers in Queen Street Mall, Central Brisbane must bring a smile to lunchtime shoppers if they are all as good as The Fergies.  The lively music from violin, guitar and exhuberant singing lifted my mood and soon had a large following.  Songs were folksy/country but with some well-known numbers included and […]

Coochie Art Show

The Redland Performing Arts Centre is hosting an annual art show  til October 8th. Its a lovely collection of just over 100 works including watercolour, mixed media and oil paintings.  These are vibrant and colourful artworks and in my opinion the judges have made excellent choices of the Highly Commended prize winners. This is a […]

Kingfisher Art Show

Visited the 22nd Annual Kingfisher Art Show at Salford Waters Retirement Estate Victoria Point in July. This included over 500 items by 121 artists ranging from artworks, scultures, jewellery to food and other craft pieces. I found this exhibition well worth spending a bit of time viewing and will endeavour to go on the first […]

Redland Art Gallery

At Cleveland there is the Redland Art Gallery which at the time of my visit at end of July 2016 had a very interesting exhibition of Yunggaire weavers’ baskets, raffia and shells and other fibre products.  This is not my favourite art exhibition but does portray local works, and shows how even washed up ‘waste’ […]

Ipswich Art Gallery

A recent visit to the Ipswich Art Gallery in Brisbane was a pleasant time spent viewing a variety of interesting works, some indigenous and heritage works.  Especially interesting was the room displaying the history of the area with treasures from the lost castle of Blackstone Hill – Brynhyfryd.  It was one of the most imposing […]

Woolloongabba art gallery

A recent search in Brisbane for art galleries was less than encouraging until we visited the Woolloongabba art gallery at 613 Stanley Street.  Director Alex Shaw was articulate and informative about the works on display and the artists exhibitions.  This gallery gives opportunities to local artists, national artists as well as renting rooms for display […]

Gallery of Modern Art

In December 2013 I visited the Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland as a friend had heard of this amazing exhibition – Cai Gui-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth which includes four installations.  These are extraordinary and will be there until 16 March 2014 – highly recommended for anyone in the family – a must see. […]