Stephen Wiltshire at the State Library of Queensland – Brisbane Panorama

City of Images attended Stephen Wiltshire’s extraordinary drawing event at the State Library of Queensland in November, 2011.  We were there on Stephen’s final day and were lucky enough to view the last hours and completion of his project.

After a helicopter tour of the city, Stephen began to draw on Saturday, November 26 at 10am and finished his Brisbane cityscape at 11.14am on Tuesday, November 29 (Brisbane EST), 2011.  How can we be so precise?  The mighty little Canon DSLR registered the details for us. Continue reading

Paniyiri Brisbane Part 1 – Festive Spirits and All Things Greek – and Then Some

When the days grow mild and the nights require a blanket or two, Brisbane residents know that Paniyiri is near.

Since 1976, the third weekend in May has been reserved for the Greek Festival in Musgrave Park, West End. It’s grown from a small event celebrating the establishment of the Greek Club, to attracting between 50 to 60 thousand visitors over the two days. That’s about the population of my old hometown, Rockhampton. Continue reading