Saturday, October 7, 2017

Brisbane City Sketchers "do" Open House

Brisbane had their Open House today and it continues tomorrow.  Open House is a worldwide event, with cities opening their historic buildings to the public.

Brisbane City Sketchers has a yearly sketchout event on the Saturday, visiting as many buildings as we and and sketching where we can..   There were 5 of us today, 3 left after Craigston, my friend Leslie and I kept sketching and visiting.

All my sketches are in my A5 Holcroft sketchbook, with various Lamy pens.


Criagston is Brisbanes first Cooperatively owned building. It is also the first reinforced concrete framed multi-storied building in Brisbane  Architect Arnold Conrad


Architect Richard gaily is a favourite of mine, he has designed some amazing buildings in the city.  He was a devout Baptist, and designed this building free of charge. Built at a time when the Gothic style was very popular, the tabernacle was designed in a contrasting Classical design.  It is magnificent inside as it is out, and well worthy of a visit.


The next two sketches were done in All saints Anglican Church. (built 1862) this church is the oldest Anglican church in Brisbane.
There are some fabulous stained glass windows in here, some made by local William Bustard.



The organist today totally delightful.



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