Don Ross: mosaic artist and Renaissance man

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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, and through this blog.


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.


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


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