The dark room lit with neon lights created the perfect atmosphere for exploring. An intoxicating mix of talent on display. Creativity and soul seeping from every corner. The Met in Fortitude Valley played host to Raw presents Visionary and it definitely did not disappoint.
RAW: natural born artists is an international arts organisation. They personally select independent creative in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.
With so many talented artists displaying their works it was a visionary feast for the eyes. Floating from one exhibition to the next was heaven. The chatter singing through the air as people debated over their favourites. There were I have to admit a few artists that demanded more of my attention and ones I will definitely be keeping track of in the future.
Larissa Lea Art – Artist
I found myself standing in front of one particular painting for nearly 5 minutes – I may have looked crazy. I was completely transfixed by the colours and the way they merged into one another. I do not pretend to understand art but something in this particular piece reached out to me.
Lauren Shelley – Photographer
Her photographs have the power to transport you into the moment the picture was taken. They manage to capture a beautiful sense of tranquillity and peace. I left determined to get back into surfing just to experience for a minute the feelings her pictures evoked.
These pictures being airbrushed seem to capture a different side of the icons she painted – she made them seem softer and more relatable almost. I was most drawn to the black and white images – which coincidently where the artists favourite too.
Cocktail in hand overlooking the venue from the balcony was the perfect way to end the night. I was not aware of all the hidden talent in Brisbane and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing it thanks to RAW.