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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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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This is what animals would look like if they were fruits and vegetables

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Vegetarians, look away now. In her bizarre photo series ‘Animal Food’, artist Sarah DeRemer digitally manipulated images of animals to look like chopped up pieces of fruits and vegetables. Some of her animals include the Hippotato, the Frovocado, the Limon, and of course, the Kiwi. The series gives us food for thought (no pun intended) […]

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These artists turn condemned buildings being demolished into mind-bending sculptures

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Friday 17 October 2014

Houston-based artists Dean Ruck and Dan Havel call themselves Demo Artists – not as in demo tape, but as in demolition. When a condemned building is scheduled for some quality time with a wrecking ball, Ruck and Havel move in, transforming the spaces into mind-bending sculptures.

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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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Canberra’s buildings get painted with crazy light projections at night

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 3 October 2014

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Every autumn, Australia’s capital city Canberra takes on a different glow at night as its iconic attractions lend their facades to an invasion of architectural light projections and throw their doors open till late. Uh huh, that’s right, we’re talking about Enlighten, which comes with live performances, tours, talks, exhibitions, events and various surprising experiences.

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Artist vandalizes dollar bills to turn presidential portraits into pop culture characters!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 October 2014

In the series ‘American Iconomics’, artist James Charles uses dollar bills as his canvas and transforms the portraits of presidents into the images of pop culture characters. Using materials and ink that perfectly match what the US Mint uses, he intricately changes the features of each face, such that it totally becomes something else.

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Melbourne’s smallest art gallery is a bunch of repurposed mailboxes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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You know what they say: ‘It’s not the size that matters – it’s how you use it!’ What was once a row of ordinary postboxes has now been repurposed to become Melbourne’s smallest art gallery, called MAILBOX ART SPACE. Located at 141 Flinders Lane’s entrance foyer, the 19 restored mailboxes all have glass fronts and LED lights, allowing passers-by to stop and take a peek at the exhibit.

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Autistic 5-year-old learns to communicate by painting gallery-worthy pieces

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By Nicole Hughes in New Art on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Iris Grace is a 5-year-old girl living in Leicestershire. However, Iris was diagnosed as Autistic at the young age of one. The disorder is known for affecting a person’s ability to communicate – making it difficult to be socially in tune with the people and world around them.

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