Morningside School of Arts Hosts Southside Art Market

Art lovers in south Brisbane are set to reunite in another creative event. Morningside’s School of Arts will be hosting the Southside Art Market this Sunday (30 April). The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Amazing artworks made by 50 local Brisbane artists will be exhibited.

Max Fulcher. an 82-year-old resident of Kangaroo Point, is among the artists who will be presenting their artwork during the show. Mr Fulcher has a passion for digital arts. Until 20 years ago, he was an avid watercolour artist. He “accidentally” discovered his current penchant for digital arts when the digital artist in his advertising firm went on holidays one day and he decided to “(give) it a go for a laugh.”

He started with stick figures, started practicing 24/7 and then got progressively better. Quite an impressive achievement, he admits, since he was not used to using a computer at the time.

Where before he held paintbrushes, Mr Fulcher now sits in front of his computer and draws digital masterpieces. He makes artworks through the Adobe Illustrator program. His designs are sketched using his computer’s mouse. His creative digital pieces, which include aviaries and orchids, will be exhibited at the weekend art market.

Debra Hood, the event’s organiser and also Morningside’s cityscape painter, could not help but admire both Mr Fulcher and his artwork. She has professed amazement at his “vitality and enthusiasm for his art.” Ms Hood also said that as an artist, Mr Fulcher is “extremely skilled and does a lot of funky, contemporary, colourful pieces.”

The Southside Art Market event will feature a variety of fun and creative sessions. A raku firing demo will be conducted by Ceramic Arts Qld, Brisbane’s not-for-profit organisation that has promoted ceramic artistry since 1968.

There will be face painting and activities for kids. Attendees can also listen to the charming melodies of La Dolce Vita, a string quintet that plays an assortment of music in a unique, well-arranged five-piece style.

Entry to the event is free and parking is available. Morningside’s art gallery is located at Cnr Wynnum/Thynne Road. For a sneak peak of the artists and their artworks, visit their Facebook page or Instagram gallery.

Photo Credit: From last year’s art market by Southside ART Market/Facebook