Australian Mulga the Artist creates beardy weirdy illustrations

Sarah Howell Reader Find

By Sarah Howell in New Art on Thursday 30 May 2013

He draws beards, he draws animals, zombies, wacky characters, and then more beards again. He has a unique decorative illustration style combining crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. Fluro highlighter is used with free abandon and he has been known to customise guitars and skateboards. This a Mulga the Artist, aka Joel Moore. His ethos is clear: ‘I […]

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Tessa McOnie

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 1 May 2011

Australian artist Tessa McOnie does some great portraits. I’m particularly drawn to her paintings of Aboriginal people.

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Rod Smith’s collages

Zac Editor

By Zac in New Art on Thursday 23 December 2010

I’m loving the collages from Newcastle artist, musician and lawyer, Rod Smith. Fronting one of my favourite bands, Firekites, Smith spends his spare time collecting bits and pieces of inspiration to craft a visually compelling piece of modern art. The end result reflects an artist who understands colour and when to stop.

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The Colour: Australian culture in pictures

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 9 January 2010

Drum roll please. Louder. LOUDER. Ok, that’ll do it. After several months of work, and numerous strong coffees, we’re pleased to unveil our latest website, The Colour, a reader submitted collection of beautiful Australian-related images. Yup, The Colour features the best in new art, photography, illustration, music, cool products and fashion, and it all comes […]

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Australian artist Moofus

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Monday 9 November 2009

We have a new series of prints in our online store from twelve year-old Australian artist Moofus which are printed on heavyweight archival matt paper with archival inks.

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Ynki by Zoe Keogh

Sonya Rosendorff Reader Find

By Sonya Rosendorff in New Illustration on Friday 17 April 2009

Ynki and her magical and intricate world of imagination is the creation of Berlin-based artist, Zoe Keogh, whose pastels and brightly coloured love injected into her artworks is such a joy. She draws, scratches, prints, inks, and presses, creating delicate delights, which were on display as part of her first solo show at Keith and […]

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Cameron Hayes

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 1 July 2008

The intricate, surrealist paintings of Australian artist Cameron Hayes recall the work of Hieronymus Bosch in scale and detail, but the actual style of his images draws a lot from children’s books and folk art. The cheerful and dreamlike quality of his pieces contrasts with the seriousness of the topics he engages — his most recent show at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York tackles the impact of colonialism on his native country.

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