Don Ross: mosaic artist and Renaissance man

Next on

Sun 15 Jan 2023


Booking required?

Back by popular demand, delve into the remarkable life and career of well-known Brisbane artist Don Ross at this special free talk.

The late Don Ross—a key figure in Brisbane's arts and crafts scene for the entire second half of the 20th century—crafted the iconic Venetian glass mosaic at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries. On display for a limited time from 9—29 January 2023, this emotive artwork is unveiled annually to coincide with Don's birthday and is a powerful tribute to the men and women who served in World War II; featuring an astounding 140,000 hand cut Smalti Tessera (Venetian glass) tiles.

Learn more about this master craftsman - his life, influences, and artistic practice at this free talk on Don Ross: mosaic artist and Renaissance man.

After the talk, visitors can stay to enjoy a free performance by Brisbane trio Ensemble Sooon. Please note, you need to book separately to attend this performance

Alternatively, visitors can stay to explore the Memorial Galleries - embarking on an interactive journey from World War I to today, before taking time to reflect on the remarkable stories of bravery and sacrifice in the tranquil parklands.

Anzac Square Memorial Galleries is located at 285 Ann Street, Brisbane. Entry is through the double brass doors located beneath the Shrine of Remembrance.

Contact event organiser

Anzac Square Memorial Galleries
Contact phone

Upcoming dates

Sun 15 Jan 2023