First the important things:
Brisbane City Council Library, George Street
November and December, 2013
I have been a silent member of the BIG (Brisbane Illustrators Group) online page for a couple of months. I have mostly lurked fascinated and faintly intimidated by the talented illustrators roaming the online group. But when I needed some help with one of my illustrations when applying for an ASA mentorship, the support was immediate and valuable. One of these days I might get up to courage to attend one of their meetings.
The exhibition launched Friday, the 8th of November at the Brisbane City Library and was opened by Peter Allert. The exhibition includes established and upcoming Brisbane illustrators. A diverse range of styles and media such as Photoshop, watercolour, calligraphy, and combinations of these are on display. All the art is beautifully presented in glass display cabinets with more illustrations displayed on the walls.
Above: Anil Tortop and two young audience members are put on the spot by Peter Allert for a game of 'Finish that Squiggle".
Here is a visual taste of what you can discover at the Brisbane State Library this November and December:
Above left and right: Tanya Hempson and her aliens on vacation.
Above left and right: Peter Taylor and a selection of his work on display, a range of breathtaking calligraphy and artist books.
Above left and right: A selection of work by Lucia Masciullo (Queen Alice's Palaces).
Above left and right: Anil Tortop and some of her illustrations.
Above left: Artwork by Katherine May bove right: Peter Allert and one of his illustrations using watercolour pencils.
And I will finish with a 'selfie' of me and my Kidlit buddy Rebecca Sheraton at the end of an evening enjoying Brisbane's finest illustrations.
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