| BNE March/April 2015
Katie Stormonth has brought together unlikely
combinations of some of the most mundane everyday
materials and a range of metals to create jewellery pieces
for her latest exhibition at artisan’s Ivory Street gallery.
will be showing from 9 March to 26 April
and showcases Stormonth’s imaginative use of found
objects and recycled materials.
Although the jewellery has a miniature sculptural
quality the pieces are designed to be worn. “I want the
objects to inspire an emotional response from the wearer,
perhaps an old memory, or an emotion, perhaps a feeling
of comfort and familiarity.” Pieces on show will also be for
sale at artisan, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.
by Katie Stormonth
Kristian Williams received his first art award more than 10 years
ago but the 29-year-old will have his first solo public exhibition
from 4 to 18 March at the Mercure Hotel, North Quay.
The former retail and ad exec says he inherited his artistic flair
from both parents (both art college graduates) and has continued
to paint from an early age. He describes his current style as
“neo-expressionism meets high-end street art” and bold colours
applied in thick slabs have become his trademark.
Williams often paints immediately after waking from his
dreams, interpreting his experience on canvas. He’s a fan of the
late Jean-Michel Basquiat and Norris Embry, and his own works
explore cultural as well as mythological and surrealist themes.
He took a leap of faith last year to leave his work as a designer
in advertising to pursue his art full-time. The exhibition
has been curated by Williams’ long-time friend and
fashion doyenne Di Cant, entry is free.
Anzac Square, between Ann Street and Adelaide Street in the city, is undergoing a
multi-million dollar facelift ahead of the centenary Anzac services on 25 April. It
has been Brisbane’s memorial to all Queenslanders who have served their country
in war and peace since Armistice Day (now called Remembrance Day), November
1930 and the Shrine of Remembrance has been the site of dawn services marking
Anzac Day ever since. The $13.4 million restoration, funded by Brisbane City
Council and the state government, is the most extensive in the 84-year history of
the memorial – nearly 2000 pavers in the square and more than 22,000 tiles in the
Cenotaph have been replaced following structural work, damaged stone work has
been repaired and access has been improved. The pedestrian tunnel linking Anzac
Square parkland to Central Station now has new wall panels that incorporate a
commemorative Anzac design.
The dawn service begins at precisely 4.28am on 25 April at the Shrine of
Remembrance, Anzac Square, city. The Anzac Day march begins at 10am
from the corner of George and Elizabeth Streets, city. Find out more atwww.anzacday.org.au
by Kristian Williams