Modelling Art Working Exhibition

Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council, partner with emerging artist Luisa Manea, as an initiative to support  local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Luisa Manea has a working exhibition across 2 days on the Pier Centre Court, to showcase and demonstrate her collection of works and artistic style. Come and discover new techniques as she paints and exhibits her work titled, ‘Modelling Art’.

10am to 2pm, Monday 14 to Tuesday 15 January, 2019


The Exhibition titled ‘Modelling Art’ focuses on how fashion is influenced by nature and what better place to be inspired than Tropical Cairns. From Cairns’ Gothic bat plants, to the jewel-like Ulysses butterflies, and there’s even been a curlew happy to picture bomb an illustration or two, for Luisa, the tropics is a place where one can wear lots of colour and this in turn has become prominent in her artworks.


Emerging artist Luisa Manea hasn’t been drawing professionally for long, but has achieved much in a short space of time.  Having been a finalist for two years in a local art competition and having won a textile award, the next venture is for her to show case some of her elaborate fashion illustrations.

30 years of designing some of the most beautiful wedding gowns, often began with an elaborate sketch in consultation with the client. These sketches became the prized possessions of the brides. The artist was always there and emerged after relocating to Cairns and receiving a RADF grant.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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