This library by the sea appears to be bottomless when you look down

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

In Denmark, Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg has put up an installation that every book worm would love: a bottomless library.

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These bananas are so beautiful, they’re better off in a museum than in our bellies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 15 July 2015

We’re going absolutely bananas over Romanian artist Dan Cretu’s series ‘Bananametrics’, wherein he turns the yellow fruit into gorgeous edible sculptures by dressing them up in intricate and colourful patterns.

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Upside-down painting only makes sense when you look at the water’s reflection

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 9 July 2015

For the Malonny Art Festival in Marijampole, Lithuania, street artist Ray Bartkus made a mural that doesn’t seem right – or should I say, upright.

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It took 10,123 post-it notes to redecorate a room from bare white to rainbow

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By Hilora Johns in New Art on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Have you ever wondered how many post-it notes are needed to cover an entire room? YouTuber Ernest Goujon did!

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Embroidered portraits of women by Sarah-Anne Kennedy

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By Aoife O'Toole in New Art on Tuesday 7 July 2015

‘A Common Thread’ is an exhibition of embroidered portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy depicting women’s traditional style and costume from all around the globe. From Japan to Finland, Ireland to Nepal this intricate handwork celebrates the strength and beauty of femininity – from the primitive to the sophisticated.

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Snails get their shells painted to avoid getting stepped on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2015

Wanting to help snails avoid getting accidentally stepped on, artist Stefan Siverud has come up with a creative way to get them noticed: by painting their shells with art.

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This is what happens when a street artist and the city council go at each other

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 2 July 2015

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!

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Private thoughts on love go public in this emotional art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 1 July 2015

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.

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This tree full of plastic bags is one ginormous art installation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 1 July 2015

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.

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Artist creates massive murals by recycling old colourful doors

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 30 June 2015

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.

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Benjamin Franklin as a saint illustrates how we worship money

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 29 June 2015

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.

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Relive your glam rock days at this ground-breaking David Bowie exhibition in the heart of Melbourne

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By Play Melbourne in New Events on Friday 26 June 2015

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.

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Tattoos that look more like cross-stitch designs are absolutely gorgeous

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 26 June 2015

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.

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These MS Paint pictures prove people are just weird!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 22 June 2015

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.

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Artist sews together dried leaves to turn them into amazing sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 19 June 2015

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.

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