Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brisbane City Sketchers at UQ

The University of Queensland is a beautiful place to go sketch.  There is so much to see, from magnificent buildings, and lakes and more.  
Today we chose to sketch firstly in Wordsmiths cafe then in the Great Court.

I was sitting in Wordsmiths Cafe sketching the Co-op
6" x 9" sketch pad fountain pen and watercolour


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

Wordsmiths Cafe is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy good conversation, and to sketch



 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.
The Great Court took more than 40 years to complete, and played a key role in World War II when it housed the Advanced Land Headquarters of the Allied Land Forces in the Pacific, headed by General Sir Thomas Blamey. A 1945 bronze plaque commemorating this period can be found in the Forgan Smith tower.


Designed by state government architects Hennessy, Hennessy & Co in the mid-1930s, the Great Court was created as a modern take on the European quadrangles of monasteries and universities. It was to be “original in conception, monumental in design, and embodying the Australian spirit of art with English culture” to fit in with Vice-Chancellor JD Story’s hope that the University would be a “gem in a beautiful subtropical setting of hill, dale and river”.
 



Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Boat House - Kangaroo Point, with the Brisbane City Sketchers

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

Sketching in style. :)



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sketching in 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 Museum




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






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