Shafston House is a heritage-listed villa at 23 Castlebar Street,
Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Robin Dods and
built from 1851 to 1930s.
The building is now known as Shafston International College,
it is freehold property once again - here is a current photograph. The
building is a landmark feature for Brisbane's ferry and CityCat
Today I went there with the Brisbane City Sketchers to sketch. Gorgeous day, and a load of fun.
Centenary Park, a heritage listed park, was designed and constructed for the purpose of
commemorating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland
(1824-1924). Clearing of the land began in 1924 and the park was formed
It covers an area of 8,748 square metres and is bounded by Wickham Street, Ann Street and Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley. The park was one of the last civic projects undertaken by the former Brisbane City Council prior to the formation of the Greater Brisbane
Council in 1925. The park has been in continual use by the public since
its creation and was extensively refurbished in 1999/2000
Celebrating the centenary of European settlement in Queensland was an
important milestone in the state's history, an opportunity to
demonstrate how far it had progressed in 100 years. From its beginnings
as a penal colony, followed by the arrival of free settlers, separation from New South Wales, Federation and the First World War,
Queensland had experienced many tumultuous events in its first 100
years worthy of commemoration and celebration. The creation of Centenary
Place provided the public with a tangible means of doing this.
A4 Holcroft Sketchbook 0.8 Unipin pen and a touch of watercolour Centenary Park Fortitude valley..
Fun morning at the university of
Queensland at St Lucia. We holed up in Wordsmiths Cafe as it was some
hot after the horrendous thunderstorm at 4.30am.
The University of Queensland was the first university in the state and was officially founded on April 16, 1910
Teaching started in 1911 in Old Government House in George Street,
Brisbane. In the first year there were three faculties – Arts, Science
and Engineering – and 83 students (60 men and 23 women).
After World War I, the University expanded rapidly and soon outgrew
its inner-city location. In 1922, an additional site in Victoria Park
(now occupied by the Medical School) was secured. Four years later, Dr
James O’Neil Mayne and his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne provided funds
to buy the St Lucia site where the University’s main campus is now
located. Construction started on the St Lucia site in 1937 and the first
building, later named the Forgan Smith Building after the Premier of
the day, was completed in 1939. During World War II, it became the
advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West
First sketch of the day on toned pastel paper and charcoal.
What a wonderful morning with the BRISBANE CITY SKETCHERSWe sketched at the library today, firstly outside, for an hour or so until 10.00am when the library opened.
I love sketching in the "Red Box". The "Red Box" is encased in full length windows, which gives the impression of being suspended over the Brisbane River, it is a fabulous place to make art, quietly, and the views are endless.
This sketch was made with me sitting in the Library Cafe
Sketched on tones pastel paper with charcoal.
A4 sketchbook 0.8 Unipin pen
Finally inside the Red Box. They have tiered seating at the back of the room and three two seater chairs in the front. It is a quiet room for studying, and makes a wonderful haven for quietly drawing..
The Regent Theatre is a heritage-listed building, located at 167 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was one of the original Hoyts' Picture Palaces from the 1920s. It was constructed as the first and only American-style picture palace,
reflecting the opulence and grandeur of the great Hollywood era, to be built in Queensland, and was one of many operated by Hoyts in Australia.
The original interior decoration was a mixture of Spanish Gothic and Romanesque. The mezzanine
foyer contains a white marble staircase, made from Queensland marble,
along with vaulted cathedral ceilings. A total of 2,600 patrons were
able to be seated in air-conditioned comfort. Sadly the theatre was demolished in 2010 to make way for office buildings. All we have left is the foyer. Look HERE to see what is way like..
Fun morning, sketching in the city. I love sketching with this group, they are such fun people. Lots of laughs. :)
Before 1842 and free settlement, Queen Street was originally a track
leading from the main section of the early Moreton Bay Penal Colony,
crossing a stream known as Wheat Creek with a deviation going up to the Windmill. Today, it is a bustling pedestrian mall, that has 25 million visitors a year walk through.