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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
People are always banging on about ‘finding yourself’ when you go traveling. But when you’re living in hostels and greyhound stations, the reality is that mostly the only time you’re alone is on the toilet. So after traveling for five months, I rented a room in Calgary and spent most of two months in solitude, painstakingly working away on this series of self-portraits. I still haven’t found myself.