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Gone Bush: a new art series by Beck Wheeler

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

My latest body of work is me going with the flow, taking all the things I love and squishing them together on slabs of wood. Gone Bush is a series of work I have been working on for about six months.

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Psychedelic sci-fi doodles by Micah Lidberg

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By Beck Wheeler in New Illustration on Saturday 31 March 2012

Every now and then I see a piece of art that sets off a chain of fireworks in my head. Micah Lidberg’s art does just that. His psychedelic sci-fi doodles are explosions of colour, texture and pattern. There is no focal point in many of his drawings, so your eyes are left wandering across the landscape of the page. His website is a feast for the visual culture voyeur.

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Bizarre Mr Potato Head portrait sculptures by Stephen Ives

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 30 March 2012

Have you ever wondered what Winnie the Pooh would look like if he went to war? Or what Margaret Thatcher would look like as Mr Potato Head? Well, check out Stephen Ives’ website. It is a fun and fantastical treasure trove for lovers of the surreal.

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Gestalten TV: where artists talk about their own work

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By Beck Wheeler in Cool Websites on Friday 30 March 2012

There is nothing quite like hearing about an artist’s work from the artist themself. You get to hear the passion in their voice, see into their studios, and get a glimpse into their creative process. Gestalten TV is a collection of short video documentaries about artists on the cutting-edge of visual culture worldwide. Aaron Rose,

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Stencil street art by New Zealand’s Flox

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 30 March 2012

Flox is New Zealand’s queen of the stencil. Her artworks are made up of layer upon layer of flowery, birdy goodness. Her artwork reminds me of bush walks and muddy shoes. Whenever I see one of her paintings, I want to go outside and find some greenness to get lost in.

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Colourful work by New Zealand artist Mica Still

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Wednesday 21 September 2011

If you let a bear loose in a lingerie shop, it might look like one of Mica Stills paintings. Stills is a painter based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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The Fellows and the Blondies: new work by Kate McCarthy

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 2 September 2011

The Fellows and the Blondies is Kate McCarthy’s new exhibition. McCarthy uses childhood memories and child-like spontaneity to create her painterly painted pieces. She mentions the 1970s series of Sesame Street among her influences.

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Mattias Adolffson

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By Beck Wheeler in New Illustration on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Mattias Adolfsson is the king of sketchbooks. He has more sketchbooks than Imelda Marcos has shoes. I wonder if he ever sleeps.

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Incredible Bento Box designs by Anna The Red

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Anna The Red was born in Japan and now lives in New York. She makes art you can eat. Her Bento boxes feature characters from Dr Suess, Studio Ghibli and Maurice Sendak. I’m not sure whether I want to eat them, or leave them on the mantelpiece to look at until the ants claim them.

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New Beck Wheeler exhibition: Tarts and Flours

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By Beck Wheeler in New Events on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Did you have the Australian Women’s Weekly Childrens Birthday Cake Book as a kid. I did. It was the one book that me and my sisters would fight over as kids. We liked looking at the pictures and dreaming of the day when we could get mum to whip one up for our birthdays. Baking and Painting are two of my favourite things. I have been baking and painting my way towards my next solo show titled “Tarts and Flours” an exhibition about, guess what, baking. Opens September 17 at 19Karen Gallery in Queensland and runs until October 8.

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BMD: street art out of New Zealand

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Tuesday 23 August 2011

OMG I love BMD. When I first saw the work of BMD I almost crashed my car. After moving to Auckland from Melbourne, I had thought my days of seeing kick arse street art were over. How wrong I was! BMD is one of a number of very talented folks painting on the streets of New Zealand. Also check out Seekayem and Flox.

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