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by Kiesten McCauley (subscribe)
My early career was in teaching, writing, producing and directing for theatre, comedy and impro shows. Now I'm a professional creative person. Mostly high-end branding, strategy, writing, editing and digital content creation.
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Where Tropical Colour Meets Tribal Themes
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Hey Geronimo by Kristian Williams


Wednesday the 4th of March saw the launch of a thrilling visual feast of brightly coloured abstract impressionist art by Kristian Williams. Titled Bold & Unbridled, the works of oil, acrylic, collage and oil pastels on canvas have their inspirations firmly in the tribal, animal, and erotic.

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Julie by Kristian Williams


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Cray Cray by Kristian Williams


Titles of the works ranged from deeply personal to humorous and clever. Neon colours pop from their thick black outlines, birds sing, cats slink, breasts, desires and souls are bared in the ultimately uplifting works hanging on the walls at Brisbane's Mercure Hotel at North Quay.

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Out of Africa by Kristian Williams


The launch party was well attended, with guests encouraged to wear black with a splash of colour. We were treated to canapés and drinks, including a blue champagne that perfectly matched with the cheerful colours of the artworks.

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Blue Bubbly at Bold and Unbridled Launch


Brisbane born artist Kristian Williams was the recipient of the Minister's Award for Art Excellence in 2003. Of this exhibit, he says his inspirations came from street art, the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Norris Embry, and the highs and lows of our human emotions and experiences.

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Haiawatha by Kristian Williams


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Mammy Dearest by Kristian Williams


The exhibit is free to view right up until the 18th of March, and if any remain unsold after last night's packed-out launch, you can buy the works too.
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Why? You Like Bold, Bright, Abstract Art
When: 4-18 March
Phone: 3237 2300
Where: Mercure Hotel, North Quay Brisbane
Cost: Free admission
Your Comment
Wonderful article. I saw the exhibition and you have captured the colour and feel of the art works brilliantly.
by cheri (score: 1|16) 1714 days ago
OMG, I thought that Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988!, Still nice work, but too heavily appropriated for mine
by fredw (score: 0|2) 1710 days ago
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