Stephen Wiltshire draws Brisbane in front of our eyes at the State Library

Drawing things from memory is hard. A task as basic as drawing our own house would turn out with the incorrect placement of a window or step. But for UK illustrator Stephen Wiltshire, who travels to cities across the world to draw large scale landscapes, it’s a cinch.

Take a look at how Wiltshire recreates Brisbane’s cityscape from memory (he jumps on a helicopter to get a good look first) at the State Library in South Bank from Saturday 26th until Tuesday 29th of November.

  Check out some of Stephen Wiltshire’s work below.

Stephen Wiltshire draws Brisbane is a TEDXBrisbane event. All images used were borrowed from


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