Brisbane has some of the best kept secrets such as the Monte Lupo art store in 269 Padstow Road in Eight Mile Plains. It is where the most exquisite Outsider Art is produced. I believe many of the ceramic works are created and fired on site. It is seriously a visual feast for a ceramic lover's eyes.
I went to the store this morning after a brief visit in the back rooms and art studio with a friend of mine (she used to be a teacher for one of their arts programs). The work that I saw in production was truly amazing - the intricacy and the detailing of the art work is of an exceptional quality. What astounds me is that it is all produced in sleepy old Brisbane. Aren't we lucky to have this on our doorstep? You can read more about Monte Lupo here.
I know that I will be visiting again to purchase something. It is really that good.
|This is a Garden Dweller. She is the most exquisite garden sculpture I have ever seen. I want one.|
|This is another garden sculpture which is left over from a recent art exhibition. The detail of this piece is unbelievable.|
|The studio also produces the most delightful blue and white pottery which is so timeless|
|A small whimsical sculpture|
And to change the subject completely...
Jason has a new look. He offered his head at work for the Shave for a Cure to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, but was flatly rejected...because he is already bald. He was however asked to show support through 'reverse baldness' for the entire day. So, in his very best Scarlett Johansson leaked phone images pose, I give you the new Jason.
|It would've been far more effective if he was shirtless, however he would've been up for sexual harassment in the workplace!!|