Interview with Australian artist Kate Shaw about her psychedelic landscapes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 December 2013

Kate Shaw’s surreal and dream-like landscapes have captured the imagination of many, from New York, to Paris, to Melbourne. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her creative process and the places that inspire her to create her vibrant and powerful interpretations of our environment.

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(Wonderfully) disgusting illustrations by Sydney artist Freda Chiu

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 December 2013

Freda Chiu is a designer and illustrator from Sydney who loves creating illustrations that make people laugh, and at the same time, be awkward. Her subjects usually portray doing disgusting and bizarre things – like one character squeezing gallons of milk out of her breast and simultaneously drinking it using a straw. The images may […]

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Dramatic street art by Vexta

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Friday 21 June 2013

Vexta’s artwork makes me smile. It also makes me blink. Most of all, Vexta’s play with light and colour makes me happy knowing that there are people out there who care enough to share their creativity in the public realm.

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Old school sign painting by Melbourne’s TJ Guzzardi

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 7 May 2013

I didn’t know there were any sign painters still out there practicing their tedious art. But then I stumbled across TJ Guzzardi. This guy is keeping the magic of old school sign painting alive and kicking in Melbourne. And he’s doing it in style. Look at this guy. From his fantastic mustache to the vintage blue jean […]

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Wedding dress made for just $36 using bread bag clips

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Pinching pennies anywhere possible with your wedding plans? It looks like this crafty Aussie bride was, too. She made this couture wedding dress for just $36. How is this possible? Stephanie Watson and her sweetie collected over 10,000 bread clips. And those little red, white and yellow pieces of plastic worked as lovely scale pieces to embroider […]

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New paintings from Australian artist Zoe Sernack

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By Zoe Sernack in New Art on Monday 21 January 2013

Australian artist Zoe Sernack channels the beauty of natural forms in her recent botanical paintings which display a beautifully orchestrated balance between vibrant summer colours, composition and form.

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Pieces of Me: Sydney artist Lexi Land’s new exhibtion

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Sydney-based artist Lexi Land is known to be as mysterious as she is revealing. Recently opening an exhibition at Leonard Mattis Studio in Surry Hills (the location of our recent Sydney party), Lexi Land is making a mark in the art world with her self-reflective, mixed media works.

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James Guppy’s world of magic realism

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By Penelope Donovan in New Art on Monday 16 January 2012

Australian artist James Guppy uses superb technique to render a world of magic realism. If you’re into labels, try ‘Postmodern Fetishism’. His art reveals the private dreams and nightmares of life in the twenty first century.

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James Francis Drinkwater

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By Mel May in New Art on Tuesday 27 December 2011

James Francis Drinkwater is an Australian artist living and working in Berlin with his wife and fellow artist, Lottie Consalvo Drinkwater. His work ranges from oil on canvas to assemblage, and his compositions hint at a nostalgic, cubist style. Drinkwater’s body of work is a superbly executed collection, no doubt just the beginning for this […]

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The Host: A Masquerade Of Improvising

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By Scratch My Nose in New Events on Saturday 3 December 2011

The Host was recently presented in Poland where strange robots danced and twirled around the large warehouse space. They have an unnerving presence, which is inhanced by a 1950s sci-fi soundtrack and automated lighting, including moments of darkness. Marynowsky, the Australian artist behind it all, purposely gives the robots an abstracted human form, which adds […]

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Nia May’s Papercuts exhibition at Sweets Workshop

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By Emma Simmons in New Events on Wednesday 28 September 2011

Paper and the Blade is a beautiful papercut exhibition by Perth-based artist, Nia May. With more than 40 intricate designs, the show creates a two-dimensional world of foxes, teapots, skeletons, birds and little girls lost.

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Lachie Hinton

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Saturday 10 September 2011

Expressing an air of freedom, Sydney artist Lachie Hinton’s work explodes with colour and personality as he drops all limitations to ‘deviate from standard and expectation’. Combining charcoal, ink and acrylic, Hinton breathes life into his caricatures’, creating quirky, eccentric and beautiful subjects.

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The Fellows and the Blondies: new work by Kate McCarthy

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 2 September 2011

The Fellows and the Blondies is Kate McCarthy’s new exhibition. McCarthy uses childhood memories and child-like spontaneity to create her painterly painted pieces. She mentions the 1970s series of Sesame Street among her influences.

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The Body Architect work of Lucy McRae

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Friday 5 August 2011

What do you get if you take an architect and a classic ballerina? A Body Architect. That’s the official title of Lucy McRae, an Australian girl trained in both fields, who invents and builds structures on the skin that re-shape the human silhouette.

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Jun Gil Park’s drawings on bananas

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 2 August 2011

Australian artist Jun Gil Park has been carving drawings into bananas lately, letting the natural oxidation of the scraped skin bring the image out.

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