Whenever London-based street artist ‘Mobstr’ would stencil in an artwork, he’d find it the next day painted over by the city council. So what does he do? He paints over it. And what does the council do? They also paint over it!
Georgia-based photographer Peyton Fulford asked people all over the world to send her their most private thoughts, diary entries and text messages. She then turned these messages from Australia, Italy, the UK, and the USA, into banners and placed them on abandoned buildings throughout her hometown of Columbus, Georgia.
Now we’ve certainly seen everything! Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou created his latest installation at Art Basel Unlimited 2015 by building a giant tree that produced plastic bags.
Belgian street artist Stefaan De Croock, better known as ‘Strook’, covers public walls with massive murals depicting silhouettes of people. What makes these works more interesting though is that they aren’t made from paint, but rather from doors.
In his thought-provoking series ‘Saint Franklin’, Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn creates collages that depict Benjamin Franklin as a saint, illustrating how we’ve come to worship money and materialism.
This year Melbourne is playing host to one of the greatest music legends of our time: David Bowie. ACMI presents David Bowie is, an exhibition straight from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London-an exhibition, which I should add, turned out to be the fastest selling exhibition in the history of the V&A Museum.
Turkish tattoo artist Eva Krbdk treats skin like it’s a piece of tapestry. She weaves her needle through skin to make tats that look like they were embroidered on.
There’s a cool Tumblr account out on the interweb that’s called Jim’ll Paint It and it’s all about one guy using MS Paint to design pictures strangers request of him. Now I don’t know if every request Jim receives is over-the-top/borderline insane, but the hilarious images he comes up with will make you laugh.
In the hands of the average person, a dried leaf is just that, a dried leaf. It’s fragile, unattractive, and practically worthless. But with German artist Susanna Bauer, a leaf turns into something else: art.
When you’re in a Kmart or Target store, sometimes you just want to make art. After all, these department stores are brimming with wild and wonderful products that could produce some pretty interesting installations. Michigan-based Carson David Brown, has found his calling in impromptu art installation adventures and we’re going along for the ride.
For years, British artist Ann Carrington had been collecting old pearl necklaces from junk shops and boot fairs so that she can turn them into two galleons, ‘Wo Wave City’ and ‘White Cloud City’.
Sandi Mitchell has every art lover’s dream job: conserving an historic masterpiece by John Rogers Herbert
Sandi Mitchell has every art lover’s dream job. Not only does she get to look at art all day, but she’s the Project Coordinator for the public conservation treatment of John Rogers Herbert’s Moses bringing down the Tables of the Law. At the time of acquiring the painting, it was the largest and most expensive painting to ever be purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria. So to say Sandi was under a lot of pressure in helping conserve the painting is putting it mildly!
Sculpture is a form of art that shows what can be physically done with our ideas about the world. They can leaves us in awe or disgust, given us something to hold on to when we’re lost, caught into the threads of our busy mind.
In their project ‘Signs of Progress’, Latin American telecom company ‘Claro’ helps out local women grow their small businesses by utilizing an unorthodox form of ad space: a TV dish antenna.