Well, this sums up all love-hate relationships

There’s a fine line between love and hate … and in this case, that fine line is a mirror. This mixed media (wax, hair, ink and mirror) work by British artist James Hopkins is just one out of several brilliant ones that coerce us to think our eyes are playing tricks on us when they’re not. Also recommended: Balance, where he builds tension with furniture sculptures that threaten to fall but stay put; and Vanitas, a series that includes objects placed strategically on shelves to look like skulls.

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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.