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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World

“During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World
Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932

‘Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image and The World’ celebrates the life and work of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004), one of the most influential artists in the history of 20th century photography.

This major retrospective exhibition features some of the most famous and powerful work from the renowned photographer’s extraordinary career, which spanned over 70 years.

‘The Man, The Image and The World’ showcases some of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most acclaimed images including iconic moments in history and intimate insights into everyday life in America, Mexico, China, Japan, Bali, India, Europe and the USSR, and portraits of many of his contemporaries in the fields of art, literature and philosophy.

This exhibition is exclusive to Brisbane from 27 August – 27 November 2011. Make sure you see it before it is too late. For more information visit Queensland Art Gallery

Yours in influential artists,

Cleanse and refresh your creative soul

The Dalai Lama is coming to Australia next month, and I managed to score a ticket to see his seminar in Melbourne. I’m really looking forward to dosing my soul in clean, refreshing perspective. So this month, I’m getting ready by cleansing my creative soul, and came across this great blog with some truly beautiful, simple poster designs. To refresh your creative soul, check out some more designs in Francesco Mugnai’s blog.

Yours in refreshed perspective,


NYE in Brisbane!

It’s that time of year again, when the sky lights up with the promise of new beginnings, fresh starts and clean slates. We start our new resolution lists, set new goals to achieve and start planning our unforgettable experiences that we can tell our grandchildren, so they know their grandmother/father was once a hip youngster.

So if you’re still scratching your head over how to spend New Year’s Eve in Brisbane, keep reading! Why not make it a night to remember – one that will definitely get your grandkids wide eyed with disbelief that YOU were that rare-sighted party animal that stayed out till sunrise. Here are some great New Years Eve events happening in a suburb near you!

The Blu Experience NYE 2011

Blu Energy + Magic City + Electric Playground present
The Blu Experience NYE 2011

25/27 Warner Street,
Fortitude Valley,
Queensland 4006,

Tickets $35 on the Door
Presale Tickets Available from $25

Fifth Element

New Years Eve 2010 A Masqueraded Affair

188 Grey St,
South Bank,
Australia 4101

Tickets $130

Byblos bar + restaurant

French Carnival New Year’s Eve 2010

Portside Wharf,
Queensland 4007,

Tickets $185

South Bank NYE concert featuring British India

Suncorp Piazza, The Parklands
Queensland 4101,

Tickets $25+BF

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Love the Christmas spirit? Head to King George Square on Friday 3rd December to see the Lighting of the Christmas Tree.

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Campbell Newman and a host of special guests (including Santa!) will be there with performance excerpts from Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker and plenty of your favourite Christmas carols. Festivities begin at 6:45pm so head to the corner of Adelaide St and Ann Street in the CBD to join the celebration.

‘Twitter’ has movie potential

Poor Twitter. That little bird has always been the second idea, the afterthought. Just as facebook was the first to pioneer social networking, it’s also been the first to be made into a movie.

But don’t worry Twitter fans! I know you’ve been wondering how great the Twitter movie could be… so here’s a sneak peak of the fictitious Twitter movie! Enjoy!


Yours in social networking,

Peter Buckley’s helpful public speaking tip for relaxing nerves

Peter Buckley, Brio Daily's Guest Blogger

Hi Brio World and thanks Belinda Vesey-Brown (Brio Group MD) for the invite to be your first guest blogger on your daily blog.

As a Corporate Communicator Coach and Presentation Skills Trainer I am regularly asked, and it happened again just the other day, what is the most common thing people get wrong or make difficult for themselves when they have to stand up in front of a group and speak.

When we come under that sort of “Focus Under Fire” moment we tend to forget to breathe. I know it sounds weird, because we breathe all day and night without really having to think about it but, with the rush of adrenalin into your system, your heart rate rapidly rises and breathing tends to become snatched, leading to oxygen deprivation pretty quickly.

You’ve seen elite sprinters at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games taking in deep breaths to calm their nerves, oxygenate their body and release tension. Footballers who are going to play for a couple of hours do exactly the same thing just before the opening whistle for all same the reasons.

That’s why remembering to breath steadily, calmly and in a controlled way will help you to create a great first impression when you stand up to speak. It will slow down the nerves, make you feel more comfortable and in control.

Next time you’ve got to face an audience, remember to take a a few deep breaths. Let us know how you go!

Yours in public speaking,

Peter Buckley – Guest Blogger

Peter Buckley is a top line communicator and has spent 24 years “on-air”, 12 of which were spent at B105. He is now a Speaker, MC, Facilitator, Presentation Skills & Media Skills Coach and Trainer and Voice Artist. www.peterbuckley.com.au


I have just returned from a holiday in Perth. What a great place! The flight over the Nullabor and Lake Eyre is just breathtaking. Our landscape is like no other place on this earth. A fact that was further confirmed when I visited the Art Gallery of Western Australia and was pleasantly surprised not only by their permanent collection but by an exhibition showing at the moment of arial photographs by Richard Woldendorp. These are just a few pieces shown and what a beautiful place we are fortunate enough to call home.

Yours in design,


Pecha Kucha is coming back to Brisbane


Back in town on the 27 March, Pecha Kucha is an evening of short, interesting and inspiring presentations from a cross-section of Brisbane’s design industry. Each speaker shows 20 slides at 20 seconds each slide. Its a chance for designers to jump on their soapbox and present their designs, thoughts and ideas.
For more details on speakers or to check out past events go to http://pechakuchabrisbane.org/
When: 20.20 on 27/03/2009
Where: Queensland Terrace, State Library, Brisbane

Yours in Design,