Big Bang, Big Boom: wall-painted animation by BLU

Many moons ago, when my hair was longer and my eyes were clearer, I was the editor of Australian pop culture magazine, Riot. For one issue, I commissioned an eight page illustration spread from a then little-known Italian artist named Blu. He, instead, created a series of distinctive drawings burnt into panels of wood. It was mind-blowing stuff. Typically, as we now know. Blu has since become one of the most applauded street artists out there, and rightly so. His work is phenomenal, as this stop motion animation reveals.

INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.