Museum of Brisbane

William Bustard: Painting with light

  • 19 Jun 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
  • Exhibition now closed

Clouds reflected on the Brisbane River. A
sun-drenched pastoral landscape. An avenue of Jacaranda trees in bloom.

William Bustard: Painting with light

Be charmed by the personality of Brisbane through the works of 20th Century artist, William Bustard, regarded for his mastery in capturing Queensland’s distinctive sense of light.

Bustard (1894 – 1973) was an artist, illustrator and stained-glass window designer, whose work continues to portray an optimistic view of a changing city. On arriving to Brisbane in 1921, he became captivated by the brilliant Queensland light and depicted this unique characteristic of our landscape through his multi-faceted art practice.

Bustard was also acclaimed for his stained-glass designs – a craft which literally captures the light – with many of his detailed hand-drawn designs included in the exhibition.

With more than 70 original works on show, William Bustard: Painting with light offers a new look at this important and much-loved artist.