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Feature Artist

Meet Luisa Manea, Crystalbrook Bailey's August - September Feature Artist

Master of Style    

We're delighted to welcome Luisa Manea to Crystalbrook Bailey as our August - September feature artist. Her exhibition, Master of Styleis a window into the sustainable workshop practices behind Luisa's masterpieces. A strong believer in key design principles and creating harmony between colour, proportion and scale, Luisa brings decades of knowledge together in a body of work encompassing all things style. The union between mediums brings complexity to the one off exhibition, a combination of pottery, dress design, painting, drawing and sculpture. With sustainability as a focus of her work, Luisa creates multi-medium pieces such as the doll heads, hand modelled and fired, connected to a carefully handmade textile body draped in embroidered cloth and lace from local antique shops, upcycling fabrics to create a sustainable and unique work.

Master of Style finds the intersection between art and sustainability, celebrating the unique and wonderful works of Luisa's career.

Meet the artist

Luisa Manea is a Cairns based artist with over 30 years of experience in a range of artistic mediums. From sketching to couture design, Luisa is well known for her love of fashion, great design from imagination and above all, style - in all things art and life. With a number of significant achievements, from being a Finalist at the Myer Fashions on Your Front Lawn in 2021 to attending Hong Kong Fashion Week, Luisa's work transcends genre, allowing her to move between many disciplines with ease. Luisa currently teaches art classes part time, encouraging her students to work from the heart, creating pieces they're proud of.

Master of Style brings awareness to making more ethical and environmental choices in art and fashion. Each piece in the collection carries a unique story, which Luisa believes will create a bond between the buyer and art.

Other key dates

  • 12 August: Exhibition opens
  • 12 August: Exhibition opening night, 'In conversation' artist talk with Luisa Manea at 6:00pm in the lobby at Crystalbrook Bailey. Free to attend with paid bar available at Arte. by Crystalbrook.
  • 30 September: Exhibition closes

Artwork from the exhibition are available for sale. Contact Luisa Manea here.

Crystalbrook Collection acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live, work, and stand on. We acknowledge their continuing living culture, connection to land, waters and community, and extend our respect to Elders both past and present and upcoming future leaders.