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High-brow art, low-brow art, somewhere in between brow-art. Hmmm. We wear our brows firmly on our face, thank-you. Oh, that’s a photorealistic line drawing of a cat riding a bicycle, you say. Right? No, well, it looks kinda cool so we’ll say it’s art anyway. And we’ll dig it more if it actually has some meaning.

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Western Australian grain silos get a creatively cool makeover

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Award-winning artist Alex Brewer aka HENSE, was commissioned by FORM for PUBLIC 2015 to paint over grain silos in the small town of Northam.

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Ordinary plates become artworks after they are painted with images of people and food

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

Canadian artist Jacqueline Poirier treats a plate much like how everyone else does: as a canvas. Only difference is, she doesn’t decorate it with culinary art. She creates another kind of art instead.

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In China, a giant panda statue with its own Iron Man suit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

As if pandas weren’t cool enough! In Shenyang, China, local artist Bi Heng has put up a 9-metre high, 7-metre wide panda statue that would give Iron Man a run for his money.

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These glass sculptures appear to have real jellyfish swimming inside of them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

While on a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium many years ago, artist Rick Satava became entranced with a tank full of pacific coast jellyfish. Looking at them up close felt like admiring art at a museum. From then on, he set about dedicating his life’s work to recreating these beautiful creatures in glass form.

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Wry comic paintings by Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 16 May 2015

Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis turns his comic-style sketches into large paintings that reveal many wry truths about his life. His sarcastic sensibilities shine through as he pokes fun at the way he lived when sex, drugs and rock-n-roll were his anthem.

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Kate McCarthy’s colourful artwork is coming to Hobart’s Penny Contemporary gallery

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 15 May 2015

A brand new art exhibition is bringing tons of colour and imagination to Hobart’s Penny Contemporary gallery, and you’re invited to this lively show.

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20,000 sheets of paper and four tonnes of stone create a Bridge in the Lake District

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By Perspective in New Art on Friday 15 May 2015

20,000 sheets of poppy red paper and 4 tonnes of stone drawn from the river bed are all that environmental artist Steve Messam is using to create PaperBridge, a stunning intervention into one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. This remarkable, weight-bearing paper bridge, resplendent in red, has straddled a flowing waterway in the beautiful Lake District as part of Lakes Ignite since early May.

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Tattoo artist creates amazing geometric body art using only lines and dots

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 14 May 2015

If you’re getting a tattoo, you might want to book a plane ticket to Turkey first. Istanbul-based artist Bicem Sinik decorates her clients’ bodies with minimalistic tats that include only two elements: monochromatic lines and dots.

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Mosaics of ice cream are now filling up the nasty potholes of Finland

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Street artist Jim Bachor continues his valiant crusade against poorly maintained roads by filling each and every pothole with gorgeous mosaics. Initially, the project started out in his hometown of Chicago, but now he’s taking the fight somewhere else: Finland.

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Artist uses a special folding technique to give these animal origami sculptures their curves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Hanoi-based origami artist, Hoang Tien Quyet, employs a folding technique that lets him breathe life and realism into otherwise cold and impersonal geometric sculptures.

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Artist backs up kindle e-book by photocopying it then turning it into a book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Inspired by a controversial e-book recall by Amazon six years ago, artist Jesse England has come up with a pretty quirky way to never lose your digital books ever again: by photocopying your Kindle.

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In South Korea, cat owners bring their pets everywhere with them through cute tattoos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

You might not be able to take your cat wherever you go – unless maybe you bring a cardboard box everywhere – but you can do the next best thing: get a tattoo of them. Seoul-based tattoo parlour ‘Sol Tattoo’ inks their customers with portraits of their beloved feline pals, as well as other animals like dogs, foxes, and orcas.

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Snails are dipped in food colouring to create super slimy art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Filthy Wizardy blogger Lindsey has come up with a rather unusual way to create art. She rounded up some backyard snails, dipped them into food colouring and watched as they became miniature Picasso painters right before her eyes.

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Artist creates beautiful animal portraits by splattering ink all over the canvas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Chinese artist Chen Yingjie creates his artworks by dripping, splattering, and flinging paint onto the canvas. Though instead of making another convoluted piece of abstract art, he produces coherent and mesmerizing animal portraits.

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These pixelated tattoos will make your skin look like it’s having a glitch

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 7 May 2015

Moscow-based artist Lesha Lauz’s colourful tattoos don’t just turn bodies into works of art, they also turn people into living, breathing computer glitches.

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