Creative Conversations

Updated: Apr 25

Now, more than ever, we need art. And we need to support artists, to help us understand the world, celebrate our heroes, and broaden our thinking.


Creative Conversations is a live online series which will feature artists and leaders from the Brisbane art community for a series of discussions about portraiture, possibility and the world around us.


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Creative Conversation #1: Portraiture in times of isolation.


Our first conversation will put a spotlight on 'Portraiture in the time of isolation... what's possible'.


Moderated by Brisbane Portrait Prize Board Chair, Anna Reynolds, this discussion will feature Jan Manton, Owner of Jan Manton Gallery and local artist Nick Young.


Event at a glance:


Date: Friday April 24

Time: 11am to 11.45am

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Registration: Via the form below or via Eventbrite


About our guests.


Jan Manton:

Jan has been a long time supporter of the visual arts in Queensland. Owner of Jan Manton Gallery, she has also served on many not for profit organsiations, like Flying Arts Alliance, Art from the Margins, and the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Arts Program Committee. She is a qualified contemporary art valuer, and is currently moving her gallery to a new premises. She supports a range of artists, both emerging and established, and also works with Indonesian and Pacific Islands artists.


Nick Young:

Nick studied in the 1970s at Julian Ashtons in Sydney, learning the art of drawing as the foundation of painting. He put his artistic ambitions on hold while raising a family, and 25 years ago became a full time artist. He is represented by Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane and The Fellia Melas Gallery in Sydney. He mainly paints still life, in a contemporary realist form, although in the last decade, has spent time plein air painting. His work in portraiture has developed over time, and he says: "Trying to express not only a likeness, but a window into the subjects soul." He was a finalist in the BPP 2019, and lives and works on a boat, from where he joins this conversation.


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