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Brisbane, QL 4111
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Arts & Museums
An African art store, Fafali Gallery shows off everything African. The passion that comes to an artist is two-fold when shared with the persons appreciating the piece of art. The same applies to the magic and wonder of African artworks. What is fabulous about this store is that although it focuses on African brilliance and beauty, it also displays products and items from India, Pakistan, Vanuatu, Indonesia, USA, UK as well as Hong Kong. Products from these places as well as African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Egypt and the Ivory Coast are equally popular. We also have an impressive range of Australian-made items as well as pieces from India, Pakistan, Vanuatu, Indonesia, USA, UK and Hong Kong. The exotic artifacts, artwork, figurines, wood carvings, masks, scarves, bags, animal print furnishings, home ware, bead jewelery and lots more are big sellers at the store. So come to the store and immerse yourself in colorful, cultural and tribal wonders.
Lilly-Lee Gallery is more than a mere gallery; this space imparts art classes and fun workshops for children and adults. Local artists have found a platform to showcase their talent in this friendly space that allows for interaction between them and the general public. Check the website for more information on workshops, classes, teachers and more.
The culture and arts of the indigenous people of Oceania is celebrated by an extensive collection of items at the Anthropology Museum. Covering many aspects of daily life, the collection at University of Queensland includes 18,000 ethnographic items, 6,000 archaeological items, 6,000 photographs, and 600 historic items. Whilst the displays focus on Australia, the Torres Straits, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia, there are also comparative holdings from Africa and South East Asia. Objects such as tools, weaponry and body adornment are displayed and elements of lifestyles such as ceremonial activities, hunting, fishing and trade are well documented in the collection.
Mowbraytown Museum and Photographic Gallery is housed in a Heritage listed church, constructed in 1885 on land donated by the widow of early Brisbane settler, Reverend Thomas Mowbray. The church was closed in 1994 and reopened to the public in 1998. The exhibitions reveal the local history of Brisbane, including the economic forces and environmental changes that have shaped the city over many years. Whilst the building itself needs some attention, the exhibitions are beautifully presented.
Queensland's Maritime Museum is situated at the end of the newly opened Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge at the southern entrance of the South Bank Parklands. The museum, founded in 1971, preserves Queensland's fascinating maritime heritage and memorabilia. One can find a vast range of historic sailing ship models and learn about some of the 1500 shipwrecks that have occurred along the Great Barrier Reef. Extensive Australian Naval records and memorabilia of World War II, presented on board the permanently displayed HMAS Diamantina, provide a fascinating insight. The museum also has a souvenir shop.
The beauty of Japanese handicraft work is made accessible and available in Brisbane at Hanasho. Molding materials unthinkable into designs supremely beautiful, the work of the artists is sure to startle you. The final product of the ideas beautifully executed are on sale. Not just that but fine floral arrangements and handmade articles can also be used to enhance the setting of one's most precious occasions such as weddings. To make your purchases and for further information, call on the numbers mentioned.
Situated in a heritage listed building constructed in 1887, Brilliant Facets provides exclusive and beautiful hand-made jewelry of superb craftsmanship. Local artists contribute to the collection that consists of modern styles, antique pieces and rare gems. The store is very elegant and has a relaxed atmosphere. Customers are encouraged to discuss the pieces with their creators. Brilliant Facets has a beautiful collection on display, each creation being exquisite and unique.
The Commissariat Store is one of the two oldest buildings in Brisbane, the other one being the Old Windmill. Steeped in history, the building was built by convicts in the 1820s. As new facets of the building come to light (like the recently excavated brick-made drains in the basement), the building becomes more and more intriguing for the common man. Used as an immigrant house in the past, the Store now functions as the headquarters of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. A museum and the well-stocked library are also located in the building. The Commissariat Store is being used to host cultural events like book launches and music concerts too.
One of the most popular exhibition spaces in the city, Graydon Gallery displays a wide variety of artworks, both contemporary and traditional. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and more are all found displayed by various artists. The space is available to artists, curators and art dealers on rent for a short time, so do contact them for details. The gallery is well suited for different kinds of artworks as it has high ceilings making the space open and airy, and has the capacity to display large pieces of art. Do get in touch for more details.
Queensland's diverse and acclaimed performing arts history is celebrated by means of foyer exhibits at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex. The diverse collection of over 65,000 items, of which only selected items are displayed at a time, reveals the strength of Queensland's performing arts industry in the areas of design, dance, theater, film, sound, video, music, opera and more. The collection includes theater programs, lavish costumes, artifacts, photographs, recordings, scripts and interesting profiles of past performers and performances. Research facilities are available.
Circle Galleries is an art space for hire and a gallery that displays a number of different forms of art. Artists Meg and Manny McGregor maintain this 85 meters of wall space that can incorporate artworks of different sizes and kinds. The space is affordable and hiring details are mentioned on their website so do have a look. The gallery also conducts classes on a regular basis and their life drawing class is particularly popular so call ahead for details. The gallery features artists such as Tanya Burkitt, Feauina Eves, Chris Klease and James Robertson among others.
Upon entering the Museum, Queensland's very own dinosaur--the 100 million-year-old Muttaburrasaurus--greets you. Further, an awesome humpback whale is majestically displayed overhead. The atmosphere is set for an environment of discovery, wonder and learning. The Queensland Museum resides at the Queensland Cultural Center at South Bank and presents absorbing exhibitions, including the best collection of dinosaurs in the country. Children and adults alike will find a whole day of fun as different times and places come to life.