Robyn Bauer
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Urban Sketches 2017-18

These black and white ink drawings were done on location in various parts of Brisbane. The cars, the overhead wires, signage and other street furniture were included to provide a response that has the integrity of immediacy and a recognisable accuracy, unsanitised and with a touch of humour.

I am a keen walker and most of my subject matter was discovered on foot, finding shady spots on which to perch and draw.

Some of these drawings produced a little further afield. I have driven as far as Rathdowney, Kilcoy, Springbrook, Rosewood and Coolum.  I tried to choose unusual angles that one could discover while walking. I really wanted to achieve the illusion of a third dimension. Even though they are black and white, I have tried to employ every gradation of gray in between so that the colours of Brisbane can still be felt even though the colour has been removed.


Ann Street Brisbane
Given Terrace and Great George Street Corner
Treescape Latrobe Terrace Paddington
Cactus Garden and Dome, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
The Mansions, George Street Brisbane
Oriel Park Ascot
Rising Sun Hotel, Rosewood
Sandgate Town Hall
Eternal Flame, Anzac Park Brisbane
Story Bridge from Captain Burke Park
Kilcoy Streetscape
Racecourse Road Ascot
Latrobe Terrace (Blake and Taylor Building)
Antarctic Beech Trees 1 (northofagus moorei) Springbrook
Antarctic Beech Trees 2 (northofagus moorei) Springbrook
Dinosaurs at Queensland Museum
The Three Monkeys, West End
Collingwood and Hazelwood Streets Paddington
Martha Street from Given Terrace Paddington
Grey and Melbourne Street corner, South Brisbane
Alma and Long Streets from Latrobe Terrace Paddington
Rosalie Village
Fig Tree and Sandgate Town Hall
Japanese Garden Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Brisbane skyline from Southbank
Jo Jo's South Brisbane
Brisbane City from Southbank
Ithaca War Memorial
Fortitude Valley
Bardon Water Tower from Collingwood Street Paddington
St Matthews Anglican Church Mitchelton
Story Bridge Hotel
Brisbane City Hall
Milton Fig Tree
Breakfast Creek Hotel
Riverbend Books Bulimba
Kedron Brook Road Wilston
City view from Milton House veranda
Regatta Hotel
The Watercolorist at The Old Friary Kenmore Hills
Interior of The Powerhouse.
Brisbane River from Lone Pine
View from Red Hill towards Mt Coot-tha
Bardon trees
Jacob's Ladder looking down Edward St Brisbane.
Trees at New Farm Park
Old Frangipani tree at Southbank with City view
Milton streetscape with tree
Japanese Garden, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens