Saturday, April 16, 2016

Power House New Farm Park and Jan Powers Farmers markets

What a glorious morning to go to the Power House at New farm and sketch with the Brisbane USkers.  I chose to sketch the market stalls.

Sketched on A5 Canson 270 gsm rough
Lamy pen and watercolours

               (Photo: Circa 1950 State Library of Queensland and John Oxley Library; #74913)

The first stage of the New Farm Powerhouse was built in 1927-28 as part of the growing need for Powerhouses for the Brisbane Trams. The power station began operations in 1928, was decommissioned in 1971. It was renovated and re-opened as a modern entertainment hub in 2000.

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