Brisbane’s suburb of West End is a vibrant and creative pocket of our city. There’s an eclectic collection of spots that embrace this arty side, including buildings that have stood the test of time.
What was once the original Peters Ice Cream factory on Boundary Street, has been repurposed into a dining and lifestyle precinct. It also comes as no surprise that there’s a bit of creative flare around almost every corner.
The Bromley Room is one such (temporary) space, created by David and Yuge, otherwise known as Bromley & Co. As well as being an event space for hire, the Bromley Room is also a shopfront for art collectors to purchase pieces on display. It’s a whimsical wonderland that will make you feel at home the minute you walk through the impressive rail sleeper doors.
New creative spaces are popping up in this part of town and although the Josh Milani Gallery has been around for many years, it recently found its new home on Montague Road in late 2018. The gallery specializes in Contemporary Australian art but there’s also an unconventional art space downstairs where emerging artist can showcase their work. CARPARK is not your average gallery but a space for people to view art in a unique environment.
Yet another unlikely art space is upstairs at the Montague Hotel – where guests are swapping their parmies for paintbrushes – kind of. The Montana Art Project is the hotel’s newest offering and the good news is, food is still involved! The paint and sip experience encourages guests to channel their inner street artist, to create a stencil mural. Throw in some tasty eats from downstairs, some bubbles and you’ve got a recipe for a great day out.