Ben Frost is dead

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Friday 17 October 2008

The work of Australia’s Ben Frost is always interesting. He’s known for his controversial art juxtapositions that confront contemporary Western paradigms in our advertising obsessed society. Crapitalism is on display until November 3 at Opus Gallery in Newcastle, UK. I do hope any disgruntled viewers refrain themselves from slashing his work with a knife, unlike […]

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Claire Kurzmann

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 2 September 2008

Australian artist Claire Kurzmann creates bright, luminous work that reminds me of misspent childhood days down by the local candy store. Of her artwork, she says: ‘I’d try and draw realistic beings but they’d never work, they always looked odd. They turned out the same way each time. Then I realised that they looked actually […]

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Courtney Brims at Monster Children

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 31 July 2008

Courtney Brims is a talented young Australian artist with an exhibition of new running at Sydney’s Monster Children Gallery until August 7th.

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Cameron Hayes

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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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Rhys Lee’s portrait work

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By Zolton in New Art on Friday 6 June 2008

I love the muddled vibrancy of Australian artist Rhys Lee’s paintings. His work is like half-remembered dreams.

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Nom Kinnearking says button me up

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 April 2008

I love the sense of imperfect realism about the illustrations of Melbourne-based artist Nom Kinnearking.

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50 Bucks: Bring On The Sluts

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By Zolton in New Events on Friday 18 April 2008

Melbourne-based illustrator Sarah Beetson has her second solo exhibition opening on June 6th, featuring Australia’s first Art Vending machine.

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Elbereth Moore

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Wednesday 16 April 2008

The artwork of Australian painter Elbereth Moore seems to be held in a deep, dark and dreamy place only available to those with truly greedy eyes and heart speakers.

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Melissa Haslam

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2008

Melbourne-based artist Melissa Haslam has just released her first limited edition giclee print called Sleepy Pink Birds.

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Benjamin Johnson

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 April 2008

Working out of Melbourne, illustrator Benjamin Johnson’s work was published in a recent collection of the 200 best illustrators worldwide. He is also been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, Lonely Planet and Lothian Books, amongst others.

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In bed with scale

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By Snell in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2007

Ron Mueck, an Australian hyper-realist sculptor working out of London, has created this intriguing work ‘In Bed’ that I couldn’t resist.

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