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Lifelike wooden sculptures by Rudolph Walpoth

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Rudolph Walpoth creates incredily lifelike figures solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to accrue.

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You say party, I say Ibizious: video evokes the best and worst of the 90s

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Having been a kid in the early ’90s, this is like an incredible acid flashback of all the best bits, and the worst bits. The day-glo, the denim and the amazing arcade games! If you’re thinking “WTF?” then you’re probably cynical and living in a post-fun world. I wouldn’t mind a little less irony and […]

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Imaginate: Danny MacAskill’s amazing bike riding film

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

This clip is a must see, both as a phenomenal display of trials riding and also pure imaginative filmmaking. Just watch it. Now.

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Smile, you’re on Candid-Photoshop Camera

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Thursday 4 July 2013

Here’s an example of technological self-awareness taken to a whole new level. It could be seen as either terrifying or hilarious, but frankly, I think we can do with more interventions of this kind. So let’s follow Mr Johansson’s lead and think up some pranks.

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Micro Mayhem: Buckle your seat belts

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Thursday 4 July 2013

In a throwback to my childhood, this is pretty much what every session playing with the micro machines entailed, right down to the toy animal dismemberment. Well done to the guilty parties for honouring little boys and their innocent toys. Calvin would be proud.

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Tokyo City Symphony

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Thursday 4 July 2013

The market for site-specific light projections is a small but fiercely competitive one, as seen recently at Sydney’s Vivid festival. Here is another entry into the field, this time executed on a scale model of Tokyo.

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Amazing images from 2013 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest

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By The Flying Dutchman in Cool Travel, New Photography on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Here are some of the most spectacular photos which formed part of this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. May this inspire us all to explore and protect our natural world, as soon as we manage to pry our collective jaw off the floor.

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Bruno Walpoth carves life-like human sculptures out of wood

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Bruno Walpoth creates incredibly life-like human sculptures out of solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to […]

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The making of the Leadenhall Building, another London skyscraper

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Wednesday 3 July 2013

This time-lapse captures another significant episode in the story of London’s emerging new skyline. Tracing the progress of another ultramodern skyscraper, the Leadenhall Building, we see the faceted nature of this beast as it rises to completion. Beautiful, impressive stuff.

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Story Exhibition: a group show at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Events on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Here is a flowing, billowing tumour of a mural I recently completed as part of the Story Exhibition, a dynamic group show held at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery. Other participating artists include the incredible Shaun Tan, Kendall Murray, as well as Alasdair Macintyre’s brilliant Star Wars-inspired pieces. You’ve got until mid-September to check it out.

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Measuring strength by bending steel

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Some people spend their days venting petty frustrations on Facebook and Twitter. Other people do things their own way. In Bending Steel a man deals with his inner struggles in a very intense and impressive manner.

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Representational paintings by Lynne-Marie Eatwell

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

As a representational painter, one of the key ingredients one has to master is the behaviour and interplay of light in space. For artist Lynne-Marie Eatwell, this forms the basis of her incredibly vivid works of oil on canvas, which possess a luminous quality, almost as if they were lit from within. Hailing from Cape Town […]

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Brilliant animal origami by Nguyễn Hùng Cường

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

I’ve always found origami to be a very precise and sterile art form. However, looking at these pieces by Nguyễn Hùng Cường I see a whole new world of amazing possibilities in terms of fluidity, colour and interesting textures. Brilliant stuff.

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Hyperrealism at its finest: art by Robin Eley

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Robin Eley is a hyperrealist painter based in Adelaide. His oil paintings are incredibly meticulous and a fine display of hyperrealistic art. If you want to see them up close, you have until July 6 to get to the Hill Smith Gallery in the Adelaide CBD.

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Flickr Finds by This Is Colossal

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Photography on Friday 26 April 2013

The good thing about humans and the Internet is that there are always those individuals who are willing to collect the cream of the crop, so you don’t have to. Here is another example of brilliantly random finds from across Flickr that would no doubt cost many wasted man-hours to find by oneself.

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