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Georgie Stone

- ELISSA LAWRENCE

Any house that looks loved is of interest to me. I draw people’s homes and it’s a privilege to be tasked to do this. Any home that is taken care of and nurtured is something close to the owner’s heart, it’s uniquely theirs. Like a loved one.

I’m interested in any style of home – Queensland­ers, post war, all eras. I’ll put one of my flyers in the letterbox of any home that looks loved as I walk through the streets.

My work is stylised but highly detailed. I use black ink pen on watercolou­r paper and each work takes about 10 hours to complete.

I’ll have a good chat with the owner and find out any special requests such as including a pet on the driveway or having the jacaranda tree in full bloom.

I often deliver the finished artwork personally and, after looking at a home in such detail, when I’m walking towards it, it feels as though I’m walking into the drawing. I know the house so intimately.

I was born and grew up in Sydney with my sister Sarah, 38, a journalist, and my parents (Stewart, 70, and Lucie Crawford, 69). Dad was a town planner and he also worked in government as chief-of-staff for the NSW Education and Training Minister (Labor’s John Aquilina) in the 1990s.

But he’s also done drawing and painting since I was young, and he did a Bachelor of Fine Arts in his mid-50s.

Mum was an economics high school teacher. She has a PhD and later became an academic in industrial relations.

Very early on, I knew I loved art. I studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies before moving to Lismore, in northern NSW, to do my DipEd (Graduate Diploma in Education) at Southern Cross University. There are a lot

They say you should never work with animals or children although Circa’s show Carnival of the Animals involves both. The animals are on stage and the kids are in the audience.

Based on the much-loved musical suite Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) by French romantic composer Camille Saint-Saens, this is a show for families and that is something the performers appreciate. Circa acrobat Nathan Boyle, 31, has performed in this show in Australia and around the world. It was created by Circa and QPAC’s Out of The Box Festival and premiered in 2014, and after years of globetrott­ing it is coming back to QPAC next month.

Boyle, who is back with Circa, the internatio­nally renowned Brisbane circus

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The Motorcycle – Design, Art, Desire

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PICTURE: MARK CRANITCH
 ??  ?? Motorbikes are arty, like sculptures, and their design history is interestin­g. This show includes art and film and extraordin­ary machines from all over the world. It’s on now until April 26, 2021.
Motorbikes are arty, like sculptures, and their design history is interestin­g. This show includes art and film and extraordin­ary machines from all over the world. It’s on now until April 26, 2021.

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