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We love West End!
Manny has lived here most of his life. He attended West End Primary and then BSHSchool.
West End is an anvil shaped peninsula bordered by the Brisbane River across from the CBD. South Brisbane and West End are Brisbane's most multicultural suburbs.
West End is Brisbane's creative and artistic hub. We are Brisbane's soul.
Before colonization the Jagera and Turrabal groups inhabited the Brisbane area. We acknowledge these traditional owners of this land.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- The Expo 88 site, now the Southbank Parklands is a well known and popular destination. Many people agree that "Expo" gave the impetus which helped transform Brisbane from a "big ol' country town" into the dynamic cosmopolitan city we are proud to call home.
- The Southbank campus of Griffith University, incorporating the Conservatorium of Queensland and the Qld. College of Art, are a short walk from QPAC (The Queensland Performing Arts Complex).
- An overpass across Melbourne street links these sites to the Queensland Museum, the State Library, and the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).
- In 2007, the Gallery of Modern Art was opened adjacent to the QAG. Not far from this list of impressive destinations is the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Musgrave park, and the suburb of West End.
- The area has a number of private art galleries including – Art Factory Gallery, Art House Gallery, Flipbook Gallery, Gabba Art Gallery, Milani Gallery, Hanasho, and Raw Space Gallery.
- There are bookshops, craft stores, specialty shops and the suburbs are alive day and night with cafes and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the globe.
- Some of Brisbane’s oldest timber dwellings are found in West End. Many homes in this area offer up their verandahs or downstairs areas as studios for a veritable army of creative types. An evening stroll through this suburb will infuse the senses with an aural visual and olfactory symphony. It is one that blends our balmy subtropical climate with the excitement of a cosmopolitan, alternative, creative and energetic people.
- The West End Green Flea Markets are held in Davies Park, directly across Montague road from our Art Shed store. Every Saturday morning hundreds flock to buy organic produce, preloved clothing, craft, and bric-a-brac in a colourful atmosphere.
- The Panigyri, the biggest Greek cultural festival in Australia, is held in May each year, at Musgrave Park. It is across Edmonstone Street, (of David Malouf fame) from the Greek Orthodox Church of St George. This huge party offers tens of thousands of visitors a taste of Greek culture and food.
- Reverse Garbage has moved to nearby Buranda.
We are delighted that Art Shed is established in this wonderful, creative and very central part of Brisbane. We hope our store might add yet another reason to visit and enjoy West End and South Brisbane.