Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Having some fun....

Drew the sketch one week, and the next week I painted a picture solely from the sketch.

New Farm Park covers 15 hectares (37 acres) and is situated at the south-eastern end of the New Farm peninsula on a bend in the Brisbane River The Powerhouse arts centre is located at the eastern end of the park.

The area was dotted by lagoons and waterholes which the Aboriginals named Binkin-ba, meaning "place of the land tortoise" The land that the park now stands on was originally a farm, built to supply food for the recently founded convict settlement on the Brisbane River. A racecourse was built on the site in 1846, which operated until 1913, when the land for the park was acquired by the Brisbane City Council

The Bandstand was built in 1915, to a design by AH Foster.. It was built in conjunction with a kiosk which has since been destroyed by fire. The bandstand was built in July of that year, with the kiosk being built in September. Both were of the Federation Queen Anne style. It was part of the formal park work began by the BCC in 1914. Other facilities included a croquet lawn, picnic areas, cricket wickets, tennis courts and football grounds.


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