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These fire hydrants were creatively painted to spread the message of fire safety

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 12 November 2014

The city of Wenzhou in China held a fire hydrant painting competition recently as part of its efforts to increase fire safety awareness. 200 contestants took part, aged four to 90 and everyone was determined to unleash their creativity on an unsuspecting public.

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This intricately carved ostrich egg shell provides a glimpse of what you can expect on a safari trip

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

The artist called Eggdoodler has been creating the most amazing of sculptures out of delicate egg shells and for his latest piece of work, he certainly didn’t disappoint. On a large ostrich egg, he has painstakingly carved out, in breathtaking details, a triple treat of an elephant, a giraffe and a rhinoceros.

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Who knew that dead Magnolia leaves can be easily transformed into an army of little cute beasts?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

We see dead leaves as unsightly and they are swept away and removed as fast as we possibly can. And that’s because we don’t have the eyes of Baku Maeda. The freelance illustrator and artist sees little cute beasts in them and by making the minimum of cuts on each dead magnolia leaf, Maeda can […]

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Check out some of Melbourne’s best street art at Hosier Lane

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

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When you think of Melbourne, you might think of shopping, lattes and football. But stroll along Hosier Lane and this Victorian capital is going to blow you away with some of Australia’s best street art. Positioned right opposite Federation Square in Melbourne’s city centre, this laneway is home to some of the world’s most iconic urban art, created by leading artists, including Ha-Ha, Psalm, Meggs, Vexta, and Civilian.

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This artist created a beautiful forest of animals made entirely from paper

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Wolfram Kampffmeyer from Germany studies Computer Animation and according to her, ‘if you are sitting in front of the computer all day watching your virtual models, you start wishing to hold them in your hands’. So she put her thoughts to action and began creating a series of ultra lovely animals made of paper.

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Artist turns ceramic figurines into black metal idols

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Genius! Portland-based Tom Labonty, who owns the somewhat ominous-sounding Etsy store CoffinCollector, has a thing for buying perfectly wholesome ceramic figurines and giving them the black metal treatment. These range from adding on gothic wings, devil horns and the such, to painting creepy, ghoulish faces on them. It’s all fun and jolly.

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Success! Forensic artist reconstructs realistic face from skull-shaped vodka bottle

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 10 November 2014

Amazingly, Scotland-based forensic artist Nigel Cockerton, whose thing is, well, facial restructuring, went on to pad out an empty skull-shaped bottle from Crystal Head Vodka earlier this year layer by layer, making the skull really come to life with a realistic face at the end. It’s pretty amazing work.

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Pop-culture sculptures made from recycled beer cans

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 7 November 2014

You can either throw your used beer cans into the recycling bin, stack them up to make a gigantic beer can tower, or, if you’re crafty, do what this Japanese artist did and turn them into cool sculptures. Makaon is behind the creation of these pop-culture figures, using just beer (and soft drink) cans to […]

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Artist gives her friends minimalist tattoos in exchange for books, whiskey, or life lessons

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 6 November 2014

Most tattoo artists accept money in return for turning a person’s body into a canvas. Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk, better known as Miso, accepts books, lessons, food, and even whiskey instead.

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Famous Banksy artworks recreated with food

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 5 November 2014

While Banksy has been busy staging a new artwork and getting ‘arrested’ countless times, food artist Harley Langberg has been recreating Banksy’s past works using ingredients like eggplants, peppers, apples and even gum. Wonder which ones got eaten first…

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Chicago potholes are being covered in mosaics instead of asphalt

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Previously, we featured artist Jim Bachor, who is known for his unconventional solution to Chicago’s pothole problem: mosaics.

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Souvenir magnets of fictional places in movies, books and games

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 4 November 2014

When you go traveling, you buy souvenirs-sometimes magnets. But what about when you go traveling in a game or a book or even a movie? All we have left is a memory of the time we spent reading, watching and playing. That’s where Impossible Magnets comes into the picture.

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This house is actually made of wax and will completely melt in 30 days

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Literally, house of wax. In London, artist Alex Chinneck used 8,000 paraffin wax bricks to build a 2-story house that will gradually melt in 30 days. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, the sculpture is located on Southwark Street and is part of Merge Festival 2014. Chinneck created the temporary structure to celebrate the […]

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Chinese artist uses his tongue to paint ‘masterpieces’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 31 October 2014

Chinese artist Han Ziaoming has found a very unique way of creating his fine art. Instead of a brush, this creative guy uses his tongue to paint! But fear not-he doesn’t use acrylic or oil paints on his canvases, but rather sweetened food dye.

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Why make art when you can get industrious ants to make it for you?

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 30 October 2014

If you don’t like bugs then stop reading now. Otherwise you need to check out this awesome installation! Live/Work is an art work by Brad Troemel which consists of a number of clear plexiglass container filled with coloured translucent gel and suspended from the ceiling.

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