is the oldest Buddhist temple in Brisbane. It was more formally known as the Temple
of the Holy Triad because three religions were practised here -
Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Nowadays it is listed as Quan Am
Temple. It was made by Chinese craftsman with materials imported for the purpose, and it was opened in 1884.
I had to go to the city today, Platform 3 in fact Roma Street
Station for the Official launch of OPEN HOUSE 2015... I took my
sketchbook with me...
Fabriano Venezia 9.5" x 6" sketchbook Uni Pin 0.05 black pen Watercolours The carriage in the background is from Queensland Rail's heritage steam train BB18 1/4 1079 fondly known as Bety
Roma Street Station was officially opened on 14 June 1875. the building on Platform 3 was erected in 1874 and has been used as a railway station for over 120 years. It is in the process of a major restoration, and a good portion of the interior is already looking awesome. It will be open 10th and 11th October for Brisbane Open House
Boundary Street Markets, in West End, Brisbane, is a weekly market that support a collective group of local artisans, designers, growers and producers. It is colourful, busy, has a variety of stalls, and is high energy. A great place to sketch.
The first Baptist church was formed in Brisbane in 1855. The first
Church building was opened in Wharf Street in 1859. The church then
moved to the present site on Wickham Terrace. This impressive building
stands on one of the highest parts of the city. The current Baptist City Tabernacle was designed by Richard Gailey and built from to 1889 to 1890. It
was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992
Fabriano Venezia 9.5" x 6" 220gsm sketchbook - 0.8 UniPin pen and watercolours
warm up sketch was done from the Wicked Corner Cafe on the corner of
Edward St and Wickham Terrace. Where I was sitting, I could look up
Wickham Terrace and see the Historic Windmill Observation Tower.
A5 black Mont Mart 220 gsm sketchpad - White Signo Gel pen
Old Windmill was built in 1828 during colonial times by convicts for
grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. It is the first and oldest
convict built structure in Brisbane and is on the heritage list.
originally had wind-powered sails, but they never worked very well, so
a treadmill called a "rat-wheel" was introduced. It is said that one
convict slipped to his death while working the treadmill. The fellow
convicts were ordered not to stop "treading" The treadmill
was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed.
From 1922 to 1926 the tower served the Institute of Radio Engineers for
meetings and experiments, Gympie Radio Pioneer A. E. Dillon 4CH, was the
first experimenter to conduct MW tests and transmissions from this
tower in late 1921 or early 1922. The Tower was ideally suited for this
purpose as it commanded a panoramic view from Moreton Bay in the east,
to Darling Downs on the western horizon. Nearby he erected a 150 feet
(45m) mast and strung an 80 feet (24m) antenna between it and the Tower -
the most impressive configuration of its kind in Queensland at the
During the 1930s and 1940s the tower was the venue for pioneer television broadcasting.
It was a gorgeous winters day today, sun was shining and there was a light fresh breeze. Perfect for sketching. The Brisbane Urban Sketchers came out to sketch this wonderful cultural extravaganza. The sounds, the smells, the colours, the food, and the dancing, were just magic.
Warm-up sketch on an A5 black sketch pad using a Signo white gel pen
Following sketches are all sketched in my Fabriano Venezia A4 sketchbook using 0.8 Uni Pin pen and watercolour
Friends of mine has a property in Burpengary, nestled amongst the trees in suburbia. He has four horses, a sheep, Goat, and two dogs. It was a gorgeous day, and while the children were riding, I was sketching, of course :-)
Fabriano Venezia - sketchbook - 6" x 9.5" - Uni Pin 0.8 pen and watercolour.
Fabriano Venezia - sketchbook - 6" x 9.5" -Watersoluble graphite and brush pen
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Holcroft A4 225 gsm Sketchbook 0.8 Uni Pin pen and watercolour
After some research I discovered the name of this arbor.
It is named "Flickering Wind Generator" by Jonathon Coleman. 1995
This is an installation about sustainability. The rotor blades of this
piece turn in the wind and convert wind energy into electrical energy
through a series of electromagnetic charges.
is a heritage-listed storehouse. It was built from 1886 to 1900s. It
is also known as Naval Brigade Stores and Naval Depot. It was added to
the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
This structure is one of a series of seven viewing platforms or arbours along the main promenade adjacent to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs
building is straight across the river from Riverlife, on the corner of
Alice Street and Edwards Street. It is Restaurant II and has been for 15
years. It was, Old Mineral House, and is a heritage-listed warehouse at 2 Edward
Street, It was
designed by Richard Gailey and built from 1888 to 1890s by William
Fish by Christopher Trotter at kangaroo Point. It was challenging
sketching this. He used a heap of old metal bits and pieces, including
strings to make this sculpture set in concrete. It is just wonderful.