Southside Art Market Returns in Morningside

Morningside’s popular family-friendly event, Southside Art Market, is back on Sunday, the 19th of November from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Morningside School of Arts Hall. The event promises to showcase art pieces from various artists in Brisbane.

Southside Art Market is not just a venue for people to do their early Christmas gift shopping for handmade crafts and other trinkets. It is also held to promote the local artists whose dedication and passion to their art is beyond belief. Some of them have already transitioned to the international market.

Providing music for the day are Flautist Gerard Dutton from the Brisbane Flute Studio and Guitarist Russell Neville. There will also be Raku Firing Demo and pottery activities courtesy of the Ceramic Arts Qld. Paintings from  Max Fulcher and Alana Lani Bosgra will also be showcased for purchase, along with other pieces from more than 40 artists.

Gerard Dutton from the Brisbane Flute Studio

Gerard is both a professional player and teacher of flute and piccolo. Prior to teaching students at the Brisbane Flute Studio, he has performed with the Queensland and Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also lectured at the Queensland Conservation of Music.

Gerard has made his mark internationally, performing in the United States, Vietnam, Tonga, New Zealand, South Korea, China and Myanmar.  His last stint abroad has been in Yangon, Myanmar, where he also taught music at the British School of Yangon and at the International School of Yangon.

Guitarist Russel Neville

Russel is a guitar teacher who also performs for functions, weddings, and other intimate occasions. His numerous accolades include winning the first prize for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Guitar Prize for four consecutive years (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988).

Max Fulcher

Max’s artworks involves the vivid depiction of the Australian rainforest environment. His favourites are orchids and birds.  His passion for the orchids has been the motivation for his two renowned books, The Enchanted Orchid and The Orchid Teacher. Max has also been featured in various magazines, including an 8-page feature from Vogue Entertaining.

Max is particularly renowned for his watercolour and pen-and-wash technique. His most iconic contribution to the digital age has come 25 years ago when he pioneered freehand drawing using a mouse and Apple Mac.

Max personal story has also been a timeless example of how persistently the calling for the arts can “pester” a person. He was in the navy when he was younger. His calling for the arts turned out to be stronger so he eventually shifted to advertising. His career in advertising, however, did not satisfy his thirst for the arts. In his 40s, he decided to become a full time artist.

Lani’s Art by Alana Bosgra

Alana or Lani’s art is famous because she does not merely create for personal expression. More importantly, her artworks are storytelling that centres around mental health issues. Lani believes that art:

…does not have to be about skill but instead the experience and process of creating.

Art should be available to everyone, not just those who have studied it or understand it technically.

Art serves a purpose; to bring peace, calm and understanding to what can at times be a tumultuous life.

Art tells stories, it allows for interesting communication, it connects us not only to our own story but to something bigger than ourselves.

Ceramic Arts Qld

The not-for-profit organization, which was formed in Brisbane in 1968, has the ultimate goal of promoting the Ceramic Arts. The group of artists will demonstrate Raku Firing, a complicated process of making pots which make use of combustible materials.

For updates on other artists that will be going at the Morningside School of Arts Hall, follow Southside Art Market on Facebook.