lilliput mountain

brisbane street

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Brisbane Street painting by Claire Hansen for Lilliput Mountain.jpg

brisbane street

from 10.00

When I first saw the bike leaning against the iron railings it brought back memories of when I lived in a crumbling Jewish mansion in North Caulfield. It was packed with students, artists and anarchists. At the time I was so poor it took all of my resources to save up for a second hand Malvern Star mountain bike. 

 I rode that bike everywhere and feeling like a beat poet joyfully breathed in the energy of the streets and sang loudly. On the giant intersection of St Kilda road and Baklava was a dark, dusty shop filled with Russian fur hats, coats and memorabilia of the Stalinist era. I couldn't aford to buy anything, but I would wander through touching the heavy wool coats and fur hats and just longing to be Russian because I was devouring the novels of Dostoyevsky. Sitting under the Baclava train line, hearing for the first time, spoken around me, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese and Vietnamese. For a country girl from a tiny monocultural island in the Southern Ocean finally I felt like a citizen of the world. 

When I first saw the bike in this painting it was leaning against the iron railings outside of the Korean Gospel Church on the corner of Brisbane Street and Elizabeth street in Hobart.  The old Autumn clad ash tree had completely surpassed herself by wrapping the church in golden foliage. The pavement was covered in bright yellow gold. The rain made every colour rich and vibrant I stood there in wonder, and begged someone to take a reference photo.  

I drove past the other day and noticed the ash tree has had a trim but the bike is still there!

This is a print of the original watercolour painting on paper board by Claire and is available in three sizes; small (A5), medium (A4) and large (A3). Each print is made from a high resolution image of the original painting and the image is as big as will fit comfortably with a border for framing.

All our prints are on archival papers and inks designed not to fade for 100+ years and are signed and dated by the artist.

We provide free postage within Australia and New Zealand. Our international postage cost is a flat $8AU. 

Thank you for your interest in our art!

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When I first saw the bike leaning against the iron railings it brought back memories of when I lived in a crumbling Jewish mansion in North Caulfield. It was packed with students, artists and anarchists. At the time I was so poor it took all of my resources to save up for a second hand Malvern Star mountain bike. 

 I rode that bike everywhere and feeling like a beat poet joyfully breathed in the energy of the streets and sang loudly. On the giant intersection of St Kilda road and Baklava was a dark, dusty shop filled with Russian fur hats, coats and memorabilia of the Stalinist era. I couldn't aford to buy anything, but I would wander through touching the heavy wool coats and fur hats and just longing to be Russian because I was devouring the novels of Dostoyevsky. Sitting under the Baclava train line, hearing for the first time, spoken around me, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese and Vietnamese. For a country girl from a tiny monocultural island in the Southern Ocean finally I felt like a citizen of the world. 

When I first saw the bike in this painting it was leaning against the iron railings outside of the Korean Gospel Church on the corner of Brisbane Street and Elizabeth street in Hobart.  The old Autumn clad ash tree had completely surpassed herself by wrapping the church in golden foliage. The pavement was covered in bright yellow gold. The rain made every colour rich and vibrant I stood there in wonder, and begged someone to take a reference photo.  

I drove past the other day and noticed the ash tree has had a trim but the bike is still there!

This is a print of the original watercolour painting on paper board by Claire and is available in three sizes; small (A5), medium (A4) and large (A3). Each print is made from a high resolution image of the original painting and the image is as big as will fit comfortably with a border for framing.

All our prints are on archival papers and inks designed not to fade for 100+ years and are signed and dated by the artist.

We provide free postage within Australia and New Zealand. Our international postage cost is a flat $8AU. 

Thank you for your interest in our art!