We may be in the midst of autumn, but flowers are budding at Brisbane's Art and Design Precinct.
By 'flowers' I mean a selection of around 12 Brisbane artists whose vibrant creativity will be on show at the precinct's upcoming exhibition, Bloom.
But Bloom is more than just about flowers, say Art and Design Precinct directors Michelle Bowden and Grant Hiscock. "To bloom is to thrive and flourish and to mature into achievement of one's potential."
The theme has been left open to interpretation for the artists. And when something is left open to artists' interpretation, there is no doubt the end result will stun and intrigue.
Featured creatives include: Japanese animation and pop art inspired surrealist Sam Randall; award-winning oil painter Casey Charles; Australian flora, fauna and landscape artist Elaine Weller; and ocean stimulated lover of wondrous nature and fleeting hues, Lin Stanton.
The exhibition opens Friday May 10, with a night of drinks, canapés and live music. Local talent will accompany Reverie Blue, a raw, natural energy band with vocals by Brisbane singer/songwriter Keshia.
Though the style of Reverie Blue is acoustic/pop/folk, Keshia's roots are spread throughout the music sphere. She originally started as a classical cellist, studying music at the University of Queensland, but her love of singing and songwriting flourished into a passion that she could no longer ignore.
Tickets to the event will be sold at the door on the night.