Artist Alvaro Castagnet demonstration at Emporium Hotel South Bank ·

Artist Alvaro Castagnet demonstration at Emporium Hotel South Bank

Internationally acclaimed master watercolour artist, Alvaro Castagnet will perform a live painting demonstration at the spectacular new rooftop bar, The Terrace, on Friday 9thNovember 2018 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.  Located on the top floor of Emporium Hotel South Bank, The Terrace offers incredible, sweeping views, providing Alvaro the perfect platform to capture Brisbane’s magnificent city skyline.

Born and based in Uruguay, Alvaro is being flown in by the Watercolour Society of Queensland for a series of workshops at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art and RNA (The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland). He has won top international honours and acclaim, with his artwork featured in multiple magazines, art exhibitions, videos, and books around the world.

Flamboyant and passionate, Alvaro is admired for his powerful, impressive interpretation of light effects and his ability to evoke mood to convey the very soul of the subjects he paints. Alvaro burst onto the Australian scene with his breathtaking paintings of the country’s epic rural and urban landscapes, using rich and exotic watercolours that had rarely seen before.

The demonstration will provide guests and patrons of Emporium Hotel South Bank the unique opportunity to observe Alvaro as he uses his “4 Pillars of Watercolour” strategy to capture the distinctive Brisbane skyline, and watch as he provides insights into his techniques, inspiration and passions.

Ahead of his arrival in Brisbane Alvaro said,

“I am very honoured to be invited to conduct workshops for the Watercolour Society of Queensland. Years ago, when I was living in Melbourne, going to Brisbane was always a great pleasure – it is such a vibrant, amazing city to visit and it became my second Australian home. The city has a beautiful light, beautiful shapes of buildings and architecture – it holds everything for a street scene painter like me.”

Warm light and abundant city shapes across the skyline provide me with such a buzz and give me huge inspiration to paint with passion – I look forward sharing this during the demonstration. The Terrace at Emporium Hotel South Bank will provide wonderful views which are perfect subjects for urban scenes for me to paint.”

Developed by the Anthony John Group, Emporium Hotels is Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotel brand.  Opening its doors in September 2018, the new flagship Emporium Hotel South Bank is located on Grey Street, within the premium AUD$600 million Southpoint precinct and is setting a new standard in boutique luxury accommodation.

Commenting on Alvaro’s arrival at the hotel, Emporium Hotel South Bank’s General Manager, Peter Savoff said,

“We are extremely excited to welcome such a talented, world class artist to the hotel.  Alvaro’s artwork is truly outstanding, and we are thrilled to provide our guests with a unique, up close and personal insight into his flair and passion. And what a location for the event! This will be a truly memorable and bespoke experience in the most spectacular of settings – our rooftop bar The Terrace.”

Alvaro Castagnet’s demonstration at The Terrace will take place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday November 9, 2018. It is free to attend, with a range of premium food and drinks available for purchase.

For further information on Emporium Hotel South Bank, please contact call 1800 346 835 or email or visit

About Emporium Hotel South Bank

Located on Grey Street, Brisbane, within the AUD$600 million Southpoint precinct by Anthony John Group, Emporium Hotel South Bank elevates the level of style, comfort and service in the boutique hotel industry in Australia.

The Hotel features 143 sumptuously appointed suites, a range of premium food and beverage options, 24-hour in-suite dining, concierge, a grand pillarless ballroom for up to 350 people, three purpose-built boardrooms, and a spectacular rooftop 23-metre infinity edge pool and bar, boasting a magnificent north easterly aspect over South Bank Parklands, the Brisbane River and CBD.

Emporium Hotels first launched in July 2007 with Emporium Hotel Fortitude Valley, which was the sole vision of two passionate, design driven individuals Anthony and Francine John of the Anthony John Group.  Together they crafted an offering without equal in Brisbane’s boutique luxury hotel market.  Emporium Hotel Fortitude Valley went on to win an extensive array of national and international accolades before being sold in 2017.  In 2014, Emporium Hotel Fortitude Valley was inducted into Queensland Tourism’s Hall of Fame.  At the 2018 World Travel Awards, Emporium Hotels was named ‘Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ for the fourth consecutive year and Emporium Hotel South Bank was named ‘Australia’s Leading Hotel Residences’.

Emporium Hotel South Bank continues the Group’s commitment to delivering iconic, bespoke, Queensland design with impeccable service standards and incredible cuisine.


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