“Distant lands, remote tribes, exotic plants. My quest for knowledge is as much a literal voyage around the world as it is a literary voyage. Whilst travelling the globe is inspiring, I find that a day spent at the library can be an amazing journey in itself.
Renae Burton and Tessa Moncrieff’s ‘Tutti Fruitopia’ is loosely based around societies’ connection to coastal living and tropical lifestyles. Nostalgic feelings are conjured up with the sight of ocean sunsets, the smell of coconut, the taste of colourful fruits and the sound of seagulls. ‘Tutti Fruitopia’ is a place we call paradise, it’s a calypso dream that makes you feel bliss [if only for a minute]. Like the vision of heat waves modulating off the sand and the buzz of cicadas emitting their repetitive drone to summer’s sweltering temperature; this is where the coastline starts getting a little ‘Tutti’, maybe even a little ‘Fruity’.
TALES FROM THE SKETCHBOOK
Barek is a Brisbane based urban artist utilizing wheat-pasting, stickers and murals to bring life to forgotten places.
His work can be seen locally, interstate and around the world both on the street, in galleries and private collections.
"I put art in public because I want it to be seen by everyone, art without frames, art for everyone, art you don't have to queue or pay for"