45 Years on: Mervyn Moriarty and the Flying Arts School in Queensland.

Ephemera Flying Arts Inc. Australian Library of Art.

October 2016 will see the opening of a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of Mervyn Moriarty at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Brisbane. The exhibition will pay tribute to Mervyn Moriarty, founder of the Flying Arts School and the Brisbane Institute of Art. It will feature Moriarty‚Äôs works from the sixties to the … Read more

Sandgate and Redcliffe acknowledge the work of Kathleen and Leonard Shillam

Len Shillam finishing a bronze sculpture of a penguin 1983

Leonard Shillam was born in 1915 in Brisbane and attended Brisbane Grammar School until 1931. He then enrolled at the Central Technical College in Brisbane. Kathleen O’Neill was born in Devonshire, England 1916. Her father was a freelance artist who worked from home and travelled frequently. In 1920 he visited Australia and encouraged his family … Read more

Johnstone Gallery Archive

We were pleased recently to receive a visit from Jane Maclean to view scrapbooks from the Johnstone Gallery Archive. Jane is the niece of Marjorie and Brian Johnstone, the owners of the gallery which showed the latest in art and design in Brisbane from 1950 to 1972. Marjorie, a well known actress, compiled the scrapbooks … Read more