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”.
 



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