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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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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’

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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?

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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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Incredibly this woman learned to paint with her mouth after losing the use of her hands

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 1996, art student Mariam Paré was shot on a Virginia road. The bullet hit her between the shoulder blades and she was instantly paralysed. She was confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk or use her hands with any amount of dexterity.

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These trees change colours constantly to become the opposite hues of clouds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

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What happens when art and science decide to make babies together? Something really cool and entrancing! ‘Earth V Sky’ is a public art installation by artist Allan Giddy, wherein he uses the City of Sydney’s first wind turbine to power a colour sampling technology that bathes trees in a (literally) different light.

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These clay sculptures of families fleeing gaza are both moving and eerie

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah has created a series of outdoor sculptures depicting families fleeing the war-torn Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza. The clay statues, faceless as they might be, reveal to us the devastation of war.

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This giant sculpture looks like it’s coming out of the ground

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Don’t panic just yet, Budapest. While this scene of an angry giant coming out of the ground would undoubtedly send us running, it’s actually just a sculpture! Located in Szechenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary, the gigantic public artwork is called ‘Feltepye’, which means ‘ripped up’ or ‘popped up’.

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Colourful street art, courtesy of your garden’s slimy snails

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 25 October 2014

That snail you’ve seen hanging out in your garden all week isn’t on his favourite leaf this morning. You liked that snail and you wonder where he slid off to. And then as you place your foot down on the concrete, you hear that crunch. You’ve stepped on your snail buddy and he’s now a goopy mess.

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This exhibition showcases intricate urban landscapes in repurposed and exotic woods

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 24 October 2014

If you’re visiting the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, you wouldn’t want to miss a new exhibition titled Metros. Created by furniture-maker-turned-sculptor James McNabb, who is known for his interest in architectural shapes, his style of woodwork is a self improvised one that is being described as sketching with a bandsaw. Intricate sculptures the likes […]

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Artist uses glass instead of yarn to make these amazing knittings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

It boggles the mind how artist Carol Milne was able to manipulate glass to look like row upon row of intertwined yarn. You see, the melting point of glass is between 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, so how was she able to knit the fragile – not to mention very hot – material into intricate artworks?

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These wind-powered kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe may just hypnotize you into a deep trance

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

The work of kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe never cease to amaze with their simplicity of movements. What’s even more amazing is that they are set in motion when there is the slightest of wind present, setting off their rotating blades as sheer poetry in action. For each piece, Howe worked with some specialized software to […]

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You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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This might look like the scene of an accident, but it’s actually an art installation in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

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Nobody panic just yet! This isn’t the sight of a tragic accident, it’s actually a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne’s classics: the W-class ‘rattler’ tram! Raising the Rattler Pole is a massive art installation by artist and designer David Michael Bell, wherein he created a 1:1 replica of Tram 1040, the last tram built to service Bourke Street in 1956.

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