The Sketchbook Project collects thousands of artists’ sketchbooks from across the globe and exhibits them in cities all over the world. The crew just posted a sneak peek at some of the finished sketchbooks that have just arrived at Project HQ in Brooklyn.
All Oz Cards stamps a new twist on time-honoured entertainment, poking fun at the Australian culture with every deal. Photographer and designer Celeste Brignac brings her talent for detail to the game after years of in-depth research at watering holes across this dry continent. Get your mates together, pull up a few eskies and distract the competition with the iconic Aussie lingo.
Ducked and Covered is a must-see: the Survival Guide to the Post Apocalypse is an instructional public information film designed to assist Australians after a nuclear war. Produced by the Australian Board of Civil Defence during the early 1980s, this dusty film was found within a university film archive.
Registrations for the 2011 Music Video Mash-Up registrations are now open. This is an annual competition that pairs up-and-coming musicians and directors across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Bands and filmmakers are paired randomly over the June long weekend to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes, including the winning band and filmmaker being flown to […]
Our friend Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle founder (a movement that Lost At E Minor co-founder Zac is a board member of) and man of boundless creative energy, has been selected as part of The Crunch, a Victorian-based project to nurture new social enterprises, for his efforts toward the establishment of Renew Australia. The Crunch offers one of nine organisations the chance to put in a bid for a share of a million dollars in seed funding.
Trading nightlife between countries. What a neat idea to switch music, parties, food, places, drinks, people and the inner workings of far-flung cultures for a night and just see what happens. We’re into it, so we figured that a good way to support would be to discover what nightlife means to some of our favourite Aussie creatives.
We asked Jai Pyne of indie-rock band The Paper Scissors what Aussie nightlife means to him. ‘A night out in Sydney for me is probably not the most thrilling experience compared to others. I could lie and tell you about how much I love Ching a Lings, or Shadey Pines. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad there are some nice bars in Sydney now. But the truth is that I lay pretty low. For me, the best nights happen when food is involved. I think that’s one of the things that keeps me sane and keeps me in touch with Sydney. I often doubt the city and my reasons for living in it, but when I go out and eat, it reminds me of the reasons why I stay and why I begrudgingly love Sydney.’
We asked Hobogestapo photographer Pat Stevenson what Australian nightlife means to him: ‘I believe the main characteristic that makes Sydney and Australia stand out from the rest of the world is how tightly knit our community is, everyone knows everyone. This may sound like a bad thing, but it actually makes things great. I find in Sydney we are like one big family, everyone is on good terms with each other and for the most part it’s a very positive, supporting group of very talented musicians and creatives pushing each other to achieve something truly unique’.
The Nightlife Exchange Project involves 14 countries around the world filling crates with the best of their local nightlife and exchanging their country’s crate with another. It kicked off in Australia with artist and China Heights curator Ed Woodley giving the Aussie crate a good lick of paint at Sydney’s Darling Harbour [pictured], and the crate will be making it’s way around the country before enjoying a send off party in October.
Australian illustrator Eamo has a new exhibition running at The Gorker Gallery in Melbourne featuring, among other works, this limited edition print — Shrimp — ten per cent of the sales of which will go towards the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. [See more Australian art and culture at The Colour]
Vintage tram and bus destination rolls are the new must-haves for any design-savvy hipster living in Australia. Dating back to the early 1900s, these simple yet domestic icons represent a time when print was in. Happily, it still is: this time, on tea towels thanks to Bus Roll Tea Towels.
During a recent visit to Australia, I picked up one of these Das Monk tees. I figured I’d bring a little piece of Down Under-style back to America with me. They’re a sweet fit and run just a touch longer than a few other brands I’ve worn, so they pair well with fitted jeans. save […]