If you need a little help answering this question, why don't you pay a visit to the Red Dot Art Exhibition this July. This could possibly be the perfect place to provide you with some inspiration while you ponder the meaning of one of life's many unanswerable questions. Or perhaps you are just looking for a relaxing and creative way to spend an afternoon. Either way, if you're the kind of person that tends to veer away from the mainstream and are looking for something a little offbeat, this exhibition will definitely be a source of visual excitement and entertainment.
You are cordially invited to the Red Dot Art Exhibition.
This is an independent art exhibition featuring two red hot, local artists with a flair for the fun and interesting. Wandering about looking at art is a relaxing activity that requires a certain ambience in order to be fully appreciated. What better setting for these art collections than at a local café? The Green Door Café Gallery is opening its doors to house these art collections from Saturday the 14th of July.
The grand opening is on the Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm. However, you can view the artwork for one week until the 21st of July. The café is open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It is only for a limited time, so make sure you clear a space in your diary and allow yourself some time to explore your creative side. The Café Gallery is a relaxed and informal way to check out this unique talent and possibly lose yourself for a few hours whilst discovering a new side to Brisbane's artistic offerings.
Remember to take a friend so you can chat about the collection afterwards while you sip on a piping hot cup of coffee. Before you make a final decision let me tell you a little bit about the artists and what to expect from them.
Life's better when everybody is happy.
Sandi Harrold is a country girl with an eye for rich, bold colours and unusually quirky subjects. Evidently influenced by her upbringing, and inspired by nature, she is able to capture the essence of what it means to be alive. She loves to paint animals that seem to come to life right in front of you and leap off the canvas, pulling you into another world. A few of her preferred subjects include emus, chooks and giraffes. Sandi best describes her artistic style in saying, "I like to think there is a story unfolding behind the scenes and I've captured the characters hatching a plot or deep in thought."
If three's a crowd, four must be a party!
Her curious subjects leave you feeling like you are about to embark on an adventure filled with childish delight and possibility. Her paintings give you a space within which to explore the boundaries of your imagination, and therefore appreciate the freedom that nature and animals bring to our lives through such simplicity. There is one certainty that comes with all of Sandi's paintings and that is the smile that they will bring to your face. However, Sandi's talents extend farther than just her paintings.
She has also written and illustrated several children's books such as: Three Little Owls; Jack's Busy Week; and Tom. So if you want to bring some laughter to your day, take the time to have a look at this collection. You just might be pleasantly surprised.
Experience the world through these eyes.
The other artist that you will encounter at this exhibition is Kylie Farrelly. Kylie was born in Brisbane and having grown up in the city has developed quite an affinity for it. This is clearly reflected in her artwork. Her paintings reveal Brisbane to the viewer in a vivid and almost larger than life manner. However, they simultaneously capture the charisma and unique charm that the city offers its inhabitants. The brilliant colours that Kylie paints with breathe life into every scene that she captures, allowing the viewer to witness Brisbane as they never have before.
"Bris Vegas has a sense of never ending energy and activity. Capturing this in a painting is what I love to do. The interaction with the image and the viewer while I paint is so fulfilling as they recognise locations within the landscape. The personal connection to each piece is different for each person who looks at the works. Connecting to an image is important and adds ownership to the painting; whether it is a link with work or residential place, a park or a reminder of a great trip on the river," says Kylie.
This Brisbane landmark brews their beer to perfection.
The vibrancy and energy that Kylie brings to familiar scenes is what makes her work so exciting to look at. She effortlessly takes established places in Brisbane and adds new dimensions. This multi-dimensional interpretation of Brisbane illustrates what a powerful and bold painter Kylie is. I urge you to experience Brisbane as you never have before and uncover its secrets with Kylie.
The point of life - and art - is to enjoy the view.
However you define art and whatever your taste is, this exhibition will give you an opportunity to discover some of Brisbane's home-grown talent and cultivate a love of the arts. So go along, experience this showcase of artistic skill and talent, and perhaps we can ponder the meaning of art over a cup of coffee.