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**NEW DATES** WCEI QLD – Art and Entrepreneurship
May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Pia du Pradal, Katrina Goldsworthy and Catherine Baudet, the exhibition will feature their creative works and you will hear the story of how these pieces evolved. It is a story of reinvention, a passion for art, and the use of their entrepreneurial skills to create art as a commercial product.
Pia du Pradal is Brisbane’s best known corporate fashion designer, having dressed many of Australia’s most influential women including Dame Quentin Bryce throughout her term as Queensland Governor and Governor General. Her designs are focused on creating a confident, polished look, building in practicality and comfort in the most beautiful textiles. In this presentation Pia will share stories about her collaboration with Louisa Numina Napananka resulting in a series of textiles which she turned in to garments and accessories.
Katrina Goldsworthy is a Director in her family’s 58 year-old Financial Planning and Insurance Broking Business, Goldsworthy Investments. Due to illness Katrina retired sooner than planned and turned to painting. She trades as ‘The Bull Artist’ reflecting her deep roots to country Queensland. Her primary art practice is painting hero portraits of bulls and people on kangaroo hide which are then stitched onto canvas. She is currently working on a portrait of WCEI founder Lorraine Martin for the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize and busily preparing for her solo exhibition at Beef Week Rockhampton in the first week of May.
Catherine Baudet is an architect and artist. During the COVID lockdown she completed a series of paintings of the Australian landscape shaped by her history of drawing as an architect, using plan views, sections and elevations. With the intention of turning them into silk scarves for the tourism market they were created as an authentic memento of a particular place in Australia in a time when the world was reeling from the COVID pandemic and in appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. She was invited to show a number of paintings at the Stuartholme Centennial Art Show, all of which sold immediately and this led to a number of commissions as people are genuinely engaged with place, where they live, and their love of Australia.
All three women will talk about their journey of reinvention and their joy of creating beautiful art and fashion.