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Linus Dean collages on display in Sydney

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By Helen Ferry in New Events on Friday 25 June 2010

Illustrated annuals of the 1950s and 60s are inspiration for a series of very special collaged artworks by Linus Dean, now showing at the Global Gallery in Paddington. Working within a grid format, Dean carefully arranges pieces of classic pen and ink drawings and text, creating visual chequerboards of pop culture publications from a bygone era.

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Morphing Mysteries of Science

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By Helen Ferry in New Art on Thursday 4 February 2010

An impressive exhibition of outstanding digital prints is now showing at the New York Hall of Science. Digital 09: Mysteries in Science explores the complexities inherent within many areas of scientific research such as biomimicry, astrophysics, nanoscience, quantum mechanics, neurobiology and biomedicine.

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The Bricoleur by Ricky Swallow

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By Helen Ferry in New Art on Thursday 17 December 2009

New work by Australian artist Ricky Swallow is showcased in The Bricoleur, now showing at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV. Swallow’s work explores themes of mortality and immortality, with the inexorable passage of time a common thread that connects his sculptures and watercolour paintings. Painstakingly and beautifully forged, his sculptures poignantly record the discarded and mundane objects that may survive us, revealing their participation in the construction of our identity and illuminating the temporality of our own lives.

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Shona Wilson’s Macroscopic Vision

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By Helen Ferry in New Art on Wednesday 28 October 2009

Sydney’s King Street Gallery is currently home to Macroscope, a collection of exquisitely crafted mixed media sculptures by Australian artist Shona Wilson. Her artworks are intricate weavings of found elements such as twigs, leaves, seeds, fish scales, insect body parts, feathers, crab claws, and seaweed.

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