Sia’s stunning video for Soon We’ll Be Found

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 14 February 2013

Sia is one of my favourite Australian musicians, known for her quirky pop songs and voice that makes easy work of big ballads. Way back in 2008, she released a vivid and colourful music video to accompany her song, Soon We’ll Be Found. Incorporating a great deal of sign language, the video never fails to […]

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Australian artist Kathryn Mitchell launches new art show on the Gold Coast

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 14 February 2013

Hand-crafted ceramic artist Kathryn Mitchell is set to launch her exhibition, Ebb Tide, on March 2 at Clay Art Benowa on Australia’s Gold Coast. Ebb Tide will see Mitchell collaborate with fellow Gold Coast ceramicist Megan Puls in a show that explores the connections, journeys and movements of water. And Mitchell knows a lot about […]

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Sea Pool: A short film about Sydney’s ocean pool culture

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Monday 11 February 2013

Sydney-based cinematographer Jason Wingrove is all about exploring. Recently he’s been exploring Sydney’s ocean pool culture: the people, the lifestyle, and the passion at famous clubs such as Bondi’s Icebergs, where people swim every morning without fail. Captured in black and white, Sea Pool is a deep look into this interesting, bold – occasionally cold […]

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New Weird Australia’s free music compliations

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 8 February 2013

If you’re into quirky, weird, and just plain interesting music, we may have just found your heaven. New Weird Australia are an initiative designed to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music. And the best bit about the whole thing is that they are giving away compilations for free. This means you get […]

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World’s Only Zine: a Sydney publication all about music

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 8 February 2013

‘It’s totally self indulgent’, confesses Megan Clune – classical musician and World’s Only Zine Editor. ‘I studied the clarinet and since graduating I’ve really struggled to find good performers, venues and stuff to read’. Clune’s musical palate is a dirty little hybrid; growing up on a mix of classical, pop, indie and her dad’s insane […]

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Interview with Mick Thomas ahead of the Clarkefield Music Festival

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 8 February 2013

Mick Thomas is one of Australia’s great singer/songwriters. Beginning his long and fruitful career with the band Weddings Parties Anything in early 1984, Thomas has gone on to release 11 solo albums. We sat down with him for a chat ahead of the Clarkfield Music Festival, a great initiative to raise funds for the Cambodia […]

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Vanishing Elephant: Australian fashion label

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Friday 8 February 2013

Vanishing Elephant are an exciting, Sydney-based fashion label that offers men’s and women’s clothing with a classic aesthetic. While not trying to reinvent the basics, the label aims to highlight the many subtleties of clothing. Started in 2008 by Arran Russell, Huw Bennett and Felix Chan, Vanishing Elephant have grown in leaps and bounds, opening […]

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Melbourne stencil artist Regan Tamanui

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 7 February 2013

Regan Tamanui, or HaHa (as he is known), has been described as Australia’s most notorious and prolific stencil artist; attacking streets and galleries with his unique brand of art. Relying heavily on popular culture and Australian history, HaHa cuts stencils straight from newspapers and photographs. The self-taught, Melbourne-based artist is represented by three commercial galleries […]

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Australian vintage fashion photographer Kiah Kinchella

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Thursday 7 February 2013

Based on the Central Coast, in New South Wales, Kiah Kinchella is a self-proclaimed vintage fashion photographer. Picking up a camera at the age of 16, Kinchella shot everything and anything until settling into her style: a natural and vivid take on fashion photography. Ditching the studio and taking to the streets, Kinchella produces images […]

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The Adventures of an Australian Glass Blower

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Thursday 7 February 2013

It makes sense that Llewelyn Ash loves the outdoors, as his work reflects the unique Australian landscape in which he lives. Through this, Ash explores the concepts of belonging, longing and personal change; bounding natural elements with the human experience. I know, you want to know more. Luckily, videographer Benjamin Dowie has made a great […]

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Melbourne artist Marsha Golemac creates awesome hanging art

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Marsha Golemac is a Melbourne-based paper artist, visual merchandiser and designer who makes some pretty awesome art. Drawing on her Australian, Croatian and Dutch heritages, her work is an eclectic mix of styles and influences. A recent series of hanging artworks are particularly special; fluffy, bright pom poms and delicate paper prisms that hang like lost galaxies. Sparse, intricate and beautifully crafted, they would look killer in any home.

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Australian artist Erin Lightfoot’s beautiful ceramic pieces

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Erin Lightfoot is a ceramic artist based in Brisbane. Starting her career as a graphic and fashion designer, Lightfoot’s love of physical objects drove her to select ceramics as the medium to launch her self-titled brand. Creating everything from bangles to vases, Lightfoot crafts by hand, pouring insane amounts of effort and love into each piece. The quality is amazing: each object glows with a youthful sense of joy and colour.

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Victoria’s Bayside Police Station highlights a new approach to police station architecture

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Police stations aren’t really the most inviting of places, And between the darkened, dorky foyers, the drab exteriors and the deathly sense of isolation, it’s easy to see why. Bayside Police Station breaks all those rules. Located in the Victorian suburb of Sandringham, the station is an open and inviting building. where community integration and transparency are at the pinnacle of importance. From the grand entrance, to the natural materials and light, airy vibes, Bayside Police Station is definitely a leader when it comes to architectural wins for police stations.

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Oktoberdee’s beautiful Capsule Necklaces

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Monday 4 February 2013

Oktoberdee are a fun little company from Geelong, just out of Melbourne, that make beautiful bags and accessories. The Capsule Necklace (a new concept for the company) is a limited-edition piece which has caught our eye. It’s made from two vintage vials that have been delicately finished with leather, natural fibre cord and feathers. The coolest part of the whole necklace is that the vials can actually be opened and the feathers replaced with a finding of your choosing. Costing just under 50 clams, why wouldn’t you pick one up?

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Sydney artist Ben Frost: turning trash into art

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 2 February 2013

Sydney local Ben Frost has been hard at work on his latest art series entitled Packaging Paintings. The series focuses on found pharmaceutical and product packaging; a reclaiming of the forgotten, a new life for the old and dead. Mixing his painting skills with his love for popular culture and adding a nice twist of humour, Frost has created a series that is socially aware, sexually obscene and fantastically eye catching.

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