Monday, May 29, 2017

Woolloongabba Village

Beautiful autumn morning sketching with the  Brisbane City Sketchers in the historical "Gabba" Village.  
Woolloongabba,  "Wulonkoppa" and  comes from an Aboriginal word, and there   are different interpretations as to its meaning - either whirling waters or fighting place. Home to the Brisbane Cricket Ground since 1896.  The area is an ancient waterway, and there are underground springs there.  The village is full of wonderful historical buildings, cafes and bars.  




The Moreton Rubber Building was built in 1890, and house the shops.  The owners of the shops lives upstairs in the second story, where they had verandas and french doors opening out onto them.  A beautiful sight, and magnificent building.  Sadly the verandahs have gone, the french doors boarded up and turned into fixed windows.  makes part of the facade of the building where they once were look terribly sad.



This heritage listed building is now a bar/bistro.  The interior is amazing, loving restored and when you walk in the doors you are taken back to a bygone era.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

The University of Queensland

Friends and I sketched in Wordsmith cafe and in the Great Court today. It was a beautiful autumn morning.

 The Co-op


Richards Building, named after Henry Caselli (H.C.) Richards (1884-1947), first Professor of Geology at UQ, and a dynamic teacher, administrator and academic.


 Great Court is a heritage-listed university colonnade at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Jack Hennessy, junior and built from 1937 to 1979.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Brisbane City Sketchers at the Medley Cafe Kangaroo Point

"The Boat Club (Kangaroo Point Cliffs)
6"x9" sketchbook - mechanical pencil and watercolour.
 
 

Sketching in style. :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

South Brisbane

The Brisbane City Sketchers  went to South Brisbane today.  The Fish Lane Festival was on and there were all kinds of food and live music.

6" x 9" Sketchbook

 Queensland Musseum



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Boggo Road Gaol

Sketching the Heritage Listed Boggo Road Gaol with the BRISBANE CITY SKETCHERS
Boggo Road Gaol was a notorious Australian prison and is located on Annerley Road in Dutton Park.
In 1863, land off Boggo Road was surveyed and set aside as a government reserve before being proclaimed a gaol reserve in 1880.
Boggo Road Gaol opened in 1883 as the Brisbane Gaol. It was used mainly as a holding prison for those serving short sentences or on remand. Its initial infamy came from it being a place of execution. In 1903, a new purpose-built separate women's gaol was created.
Today, the prison is open for the public to visit through guided historical tours run by Boggo Road Gaol Pty.



                                                   A4 Sketchbook and unipin pen


Kangaroo Point Cliffs Cafe

The Brisbane City Sketcher went to the kangaroo Point Cliffs for a sketchout.  The Cliffs Cafe offers amazing views across the river..

6" x 9" sketchbook - pen - watercolours



ST JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH

St James Catholic Church to sketch. Beautiful Church, a place to revisit. The church was built around 1913






ANZAC DAY with the Brisbane City Sketchers

Sketching at ANZAC SQUARE Brisbane - ANZAC means Australia and New Zealand Army Corp


 6"×9" sketchbook and unipin pen 0.05 watercolours 



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