Don Ross: mosaic artist and Renaissance man

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Sun 15 Jan 2023


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Back by popular demand, delve into the remarkable life and career of well-known Brisbane dentist, jeweller, and 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. Unveiled annually for two weeks in January (to coincide with Don’s birthday) this emotive artwork is a powerful tribute to the men and women who served in World War II and features 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 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.

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Sun 15 Jan 2023