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Calling all artists: The Space is searching globally for digital art to fund

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Friday 17 October 2014

The Space is a free website for artists and audiences to create and explore exciting new art, commissioned by the good people at The Space and shared around the world. In partnership with VICE, The Space is having an Open Call for digital artists worldwide to submit their work. From now until November 14, artists have a chance at scoring some serious funding and mentorship to further develop their projects.

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Using thousands of ceramic shards, this artist creates gigantic flowers and corals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

What most of us might dismiss us rubbish, Israeli artist Zemer Peled sees the remains of broken ceramics as parts of something bigger. Armed with a hammer, she intentionally smashes the porcelain pieces she herself built, then rearranges them to form massive sculptures of flowers and corals.

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Wife uses a sharpie pen to give his husband’s Nissan Skyline GTR an artistic custom paintjob

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

You just know it’s true love when you let your wife doodle all over your precious sports car. A car enthusiast hated the silver colour of his Nissan Skyline GTR, but instead of having it repainted, he did something completely unexpected: he let his talented wife draw all over it with a Sharpie.

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Public service announcements with a snarky and hilarious twist

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 October 2014

Jim Benton, one of the world’s greatest cartoonists, has created a series of public service announcements (PSAs) that ‘give back’ (if giving back means being snarky and hilarious). Benton makes sure to remind us to talk to our kids about smoking (and ‘like how pipes are a bit pretentious’), that seat belts save lives (‘one way is by choking bears’), and to fight global warming (by turning on the air conditioner and opening the windows).

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The city of Sydney installed spirits to redecorate Chinatown

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

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You heard that right: spirits roam these narrow passageways, and the City of Sydney had a hand in all of this! ‘In Between Two Worlds’ is a public artwork by artist Jason Wing, who tapped into his Aboriginal and Chinese roots to give Chinatown a spectacular and eye-catching makeover.

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Using non-toxic paint, artist instantly turns her adorable pup into a skeleton dog

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Well isn’t this the cutest skeleton we’ve ever seen! Bellevue, Washington-based artist Bryn Anderson found a cool and easy way to dress up her 13-month-old German Sheperd, named Nixe, for Halloween – or should we say, HOWLoween? By using white non-toxic water-based face paint, she was able to transform the rescue pup into nothing but […]

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Grab a new perspective of the city by hanging out inside an enormous eye

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

If you find yourself in The Netherlands anytime soon, you might want to make your way to the southern city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Here’s where you’ll find an astonishing art installation of five giant eyes taking over the city until early November. Created by Pascal Leboucq and directed by Lucas De Man, EYE offers an audio-visual theatrical […]

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These tree sculptures are entirely made out of wires

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

We never thought that strands of wire could replicate the beauty and intricacy of Mother Nature, but apparently, it could! Artist Clive Madison creates tree sculptures entirely made out of wire, running the material from root all the way to the leaves.

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This awesome Hulk statue is made of thousands of nuts and bolts

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 15 October 2014

While it make not exactly be a convenient sculpture to have around the house, this life-sized model of the Incredible Hulk is just too great for words. Made entirely from old nuts and bolts, the statue is the work of Ban Hun Lek, a Thai company that make scrap metal art.

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Monstrously good street art at Sydney’s Project Five Volume 6

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 13 October 2014

Call it the grandaddy of Aussie contemporary street art festivals: the sixth volume of Project Five just hit the ground running, and from now till Oct 19, you can catch the exhibition at Darling Quarter’s high-traffic outdoor space OPEN in the Civic Connector. This article brought to you by amaysim

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Guy draws fantasy maps of American cities as if they were in Middle Earth

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 10 October 2014

Why go on an unexpected journey to explore Middle Earth, when you can turn your hometown into Middle Earth itself? Pittsburgh-based geographer Stentor Danielson turns reality into fantasy by drawing maps of US cities in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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This artist creates landscape artworks using only a magnifying glass

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 10 October 2014

Talk about unconventional! Armed only with a magnifying glass, indigenous artist Jordan Mang-osan utilizes the powers of the sun to create pyrographic etchings on wood. Growing up among the Igorot tribe, he recreates the lush and mountainous landscapes of his native region in the Mountain Provinces. How does he do it? He starts by sketching […]

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This is what happens when you put Mr Bean’s face on some famous historical portraits

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Where have you been, Mr Bean? The actor Rowan Atkinson, who has entertained us silly as Mr. Bean and the Blackadder characters, has recently gone way back in time with the help of caricature artist Rodney Pike.

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Rod Smith’s 3D collage inspired by Sydney’s female convicts from the 1920s

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By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Friday 3 October 2014

Rod Smith – an artist and musician from Newcastle – uses found objects, vintage papers and mixed media to create beautiful thematic works. He is also one of six featured artists in our ongoing Co-Create series. We’re big fans of his collage work, and in this piece, Smith has used collage to present the stories of women in Sydney’s prisons back in the 1920s.

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The average lawn chair gets a sculptural makeover for the artsy crowd

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 2 October 2014

You can do a lot of things with a lawn chair, but Bert Loeschner takes it one step further. This artist creates incredible sculptures using lawn chairs that tell stories and make you laugh a little with how genius they really are.

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