The Austral Hotel

The Austral Hotel

The Austral Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia (55 x 65 cm)

A bold piece of architecture. This hotel, built in the 1880’s, is like an Italian wedding cake. I felt it to be a significant piece of Adelaide’s cityscape, with its ornate cast iron verandah and balcony. It was a challenge to paint, standing on a busy pavement with people and cars passing by all the time.