Textile artist shares passion through teaching

Artist Anne Leon

GEORGIA MARR Mullumbimby-based textile artist Anne Leon has been sharing her 30 years of experience in the business with a group of Indigenous women.   Ms Leon, who has a Diploma of Fine Art, specialises in textiles and screen-printing, … [Read more...]

Quadriplegic designer promotes adaptive fashion

Carol Taylor at Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA Gold Coast local Carol Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic designer and she spends her time painting and sketching designs for other quadriplegics and people with disabilities.   Taylor made history at last week’s … [Read more...]

Artist takes inspiration from father’s past

International artist Denise Green

LAUREN MARTIN Denise Green grew up down the street from Cavendish Road State High School on Brisbane’s southside and remembers playing in the fields that surrounded Logan Road.   Today she is an acclaimed artist based in New York who … [Read more...]

Artist captures the beauty of the land

The Violet Van by Amanda Penrose Hart

ROMAN KATO Sydney-based artist Amanda Penrose Hart has just finished an exhibition of a new series of her work that focuses on the Australian landscape. The exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ ran from August 22 to … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist explores the human condition

Stephen Hart with As Time Goes By

ROMAN KATO Brisbane artist Stephen Hart has opened a new exhibition, called ‘Agency: Rare Offerings from the Museum of Spent Time’ at the Jan Manton Gallery in Spring Hill. The exhibition, which contemplates technology, humanity and meaning, … [Read more...]

Emerging artists feature at pop up exhibition

Artist Laura Horrocks and designer Jaala Alex

TOM ROBERTS Local emerging artists Laura Horrocks and Rachel Farlow have opened an exhibition of their work at Innerspace’s Contemporary Art Pop Up on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. The opening night of the exhibition, titled 'Slowly, Subtly', … [Read more...]

Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Community spirit shines at the Gold Coast Show

JAIME-LEE WOODS This year's Gold Coast Show weekend saw residents from all corners of the coast come together to celebrate the local community. Gold Coast musicians, artists, dancers and businesses were showcased at the Bundall event which … [Read more...]

Gold Coast hosts Australia’s 1st Spiritist Film Festival

SARA WECKERLE From the 1st-3rd of September, the Spiritist Film Festival will screen a selection of films based on teachings that combine philosophy, science and morality. The free event is being hosted by Event Cinemas Australia Fair and … [Read more...]

Behind the magic of Swell Festival

JUSTIN FAULL Last week, Currumbin was host to one of the most awe-inspiring events on the Gold Coast- the Swell Sculpture Festival. Over fifty different artworks were showcased across the 8th to the 17th of September, ranging from small … [Read more...]