Whether you know Highgate Hill as the best viewing point for Stefan's tower, or couldn't point it out on a map, Stephen Nothling's paintings can resonate with any Brisbane local. His latest exhibition showcases an artist's view of his endearing, colourful, South Brisbane neighbourhood in a series that documents Louisa Street, where the artist has lived for 14 years.
In The last street in Highgate Hill, Nothling captures 38 Australian dreams, as housed in each of the homes that line his street. His paintings contain a cheery appreciation of the locale, all incorporated with lashings of humour, collage and some really great birds. Beyond capturing their tropical colours, tripartite levels and verandah after verandah, Nothling imagines the life behind the Queenslander's facades, showcasing the incremental and drastic changes he's witnessed on his daily walks.
The last street in Highgate Hill exhibits at the Clem Jones Gallery in the Museum of Brisbane until January 31.