Yesterday on a walk we discovered by chance a show at the Arts Factory Gallery at South Bank titled “Nature of the Duchess” by Monique and Faye Dobson. It contains lots of bonsais and antiques mixed with art and categorized by world region (Australia, the US, the UK, Japan and Africa), and all the plants and art are for sale.
I really enjoyed the combination of art, furniture, collectibles and bonsai. The bonsai that Faye has grown and displayed are amazing, some of the best I have ever seen. She has an amazing old fig for sale that I would love to buy but I think it’s out of our price range.
The show is on for the next couple of weeks (until October 5th) and Monique and Faye are planning on conducting some art and bonsai classes, which can be arranged via email@example.com. Check it out before it disappears!
Kitty and I were walking past South Bank this week when we saw what looked like giant lego men all over the QPAC building. On closer inspection, we realized they were milk crates, and were work of Crateman, aka Cornelius Brown from Melbourne. I quickly too some snaps because they’re part of the Brisbane Festival which finishes on the 25 September. If you want to see them, I’d get down there quick smart.
The empty block next to us is about to be developed, which is a shame as it has quite an eclectic collection of street art. The old brick walls on the site make the perfect texture for all sorts of art, so I thought I’d ignore the ‘do not enter’ sign and capture these before they’re gone forever.
I found this cool picture whilst wandering South Brisbane/West End today. I love the ‘100% brick: now with wall included‘ tagline.
I added it to my map of Brisbane.
We still love going to Oliver and Co. at South Brisbane (Melbourne St: SW1 complex) for pizza. They open every day for lunch and Tuesday-Sat for dinner. The pizzas are still great, although there’s more choice now and they’re homemade and still $10 each.
I took a photo of the menu for reference:
I’ve been approved for a stall at the Young Designers Market @ South Bank in Brisbane on Sunday 7 December 2008 (10:00am-4:00pm).
I’m making a few different items including a match box canvas, some small potplants plus some shopping trolley lamps. It should be good.