We are beyond excited to announce that one of Australia’s most exciting artists, Matteo Charles, will be coming to Brisbane to help us celebrate our founder, Brad Bell, with a mural of Brad in Matteo’s unique urban style.
Brad opened the business of brad bell Real Estate in Civic Fair Shopping Centre in Wishart on 1 July 1979.
Brad is remembered for working tirelessly to enrich the community in so many ways and we are committed to his legacy. We remember specifically his work with the Mount Gravatt Show and with the St Catherine’s Parish School P&F.
A lasting testimony of Brad’s life (1955-2012) we are marking his fifth anniversary this year by contributing to the streetscape of our local community with a lasting piece of Public Art for everyone to enjoy.
The work will be installed at Civic Fair Shopping Centre and will be unveiled on Wednesday the 14th June at 11am. Civic Fair Shopping Centre is located at 280 Newnham Road, Upper Mount Gravatt.
A big thank you to Matteo for making the journey to help us honour Brad.
Matteo Charles, originally heralds from South Australia and used art as a means of gaining power over a chronic illness which plagued him from a young age. “Art does not discriminate; there is no wrong nor right. Art allows us to be free, escape from hardship even for a short time. Art is therapy for the soul,” says Matteo.
Matteo is an artrepreneur, who created ‘inspirational artistry’, a hybrid of performance and fine arts, where Matteo creates portraits live on stage using his ability to paint with both hands and even upside down. Matteo recently performed live on the Today show in Australia with Channel Nine.
Matteo has created and presented portraits to Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, John Travolta, Halle Berry, just to name a few.