Can you believe it has been 75 years since the opening of
Brisbane’s Story Bridge!
Brisbane based artist Starr who is represented by Red Hill Gallery is well known for her many depictions of The Story Bridge. Starr has painted a series “75 years and counting” depicting the Story Bridge to mark its 75th anniversary. The series will be available at Red Hill Gallery Brisbane.
Starr says, “Story of a bridge, 75 years and counting, is part of my 75 years series featuring dynamic blues and duck egg splashed with lots of bright pops of colour. This painting was commissioned by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust and will be auctioned at the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Gala Ball in August”.
Such vibrant colours and figurative brush strokes are a glimpse of the excitement and celebration to be had at the street party. Her work is available to view at the Red Hill Gallery.
This is what they have said about the iconic bridge.
“I’m a strong believer that the river is one of the great definer of our city … The river is really iconic to everything about Brisbane in a good way and a bad way. It’s brought floods to our city and helped define our character as well”, Brisbane Marketing Chief Executive John Aitken.
“For many years the Story Bridge was taken for granted in terms of its structures but it’s got a new lease of life now with the LED lighting and that’s given a whole new public attention and vitality to the bridge, which I think is making it more iconic than how it was viewed”, Hon Lord Major Graham Quirk.
“Story Bridge 75 will pay tribute to the much-loved and recognised icon and the significant contribution it has made to shaping Brisbane’s identity,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk told Brisbane Times.
Starr’s artwork captures the grandeur of the Story Bridge and her series to celebrate its anniversary is a wonderful reflection of the importance and significance of the bridge in Brisbane’s history, culture and people.
Make sure you visit Red Hill Gallery located at 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill, Brisbane to view an artistic interpretation of the celebration for the 75th anniversary of the Story Bridge.