Five Favourites From RAW:Allure
Georgia Condon | On 16, Aug 2014
With a mission to inspire and promote local creators, RAW:Allure was a vibrant, varied evening.
August 8th saw Brunswick Street venue Arena filled with an eclectic mix of visual artists, photographers, performers and makeup artists, as well as a curious and supportive crowd. Each RAW showcase was interspersed with upbeat commentary from local performer Caitlin Strongarm. RAW:Allure featured a selection of local creatives, proudly displaying and selling their work. Our five favourites include:
With her incredibly lifelike artwork, visual artist Celeste was one of the busiest showcasing artists of the evening. Featuring portraits of pop-culture icons such as Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame, Celesteâ€™s drawings are fascinating in their intricacy.
The cute and kitsch handmade accessories from mother-daughter team Terri and Kathryn McIntosh comprised one of the most popular stalls. Combining dainty, feminine accessories like aprons, hair bows and sunglasses with unexpected prints, Lavender Latte products have just the right amount of quirky to suit the general vibe of the evening.
Single Sun Theory
The mixed-media work of photographer Brad Francis, Single Sun Theory pieces were delicate and striking. Featuring photography of soft landscapes as well as recognisable global locations covered in fine, coloured stitching, Single Sun Theory work stood out for innovation, simplicity, and peacefulness amongst the otherwise hectic mix of showcasing artists.
Playing an energetic set featuring incredibly strong percussion and bold guitar riffs, young band Faux Bandits were hugely entertaining. With a classic rock sound and some modern vocals, including some tomfoolery from frontman Adam Brill, they had everyone in Arena nodding their heads and wanting more.
Free Spirit Entertainment
A major highlight of the evening, the Free Spirit dancers (pictured in feature image) showed off their mix of Brazilian Samba and Street Samba, along with a flurry of feathered headpieces and sequined costumes. With great energy and athleticism, the four performers were eye catching and impressive, and left the crowd with an upbeat vibe for the rest of the night.
Overall the night was a fun way to to get to know Brisbane’s up and coming talents.