Cute fantasy illustrations by Melbourne’s Laura Wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 21 November 2013

Laura Wood was born and raised in Italy, but decided to move to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 24 and pursue her passion of illustration. She’s been working as a freelance illustrator since 2010 and has recently completed a Diploma of Illustration. She is represented by Good Illustration Agency.

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Delicate Pin Prick art by miso

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Monday 25 March 2013

Miso is a Melbourne based artist whose beautifully crafted pieces have an intricate balance of vulnerability with the tactile nature of a Flake chocolate bar. For her series New York Moon, she looks into the futurepast, and maps the New York city grid over the valleys and craters of that great big ball in the sky. […]

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New work from Melbourne artist Joanna Mortreux

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By JM in New Art on Saturday 11 February 2012

Joanna Mortreux, a Melbourne-based artist, has created the series The Awkwardness of Living and Dying Simultaneously, where monumental figures sit like cryogenically frozen specimens of either some ancient past or some frozen future. Like artefacts in a museum, they exist as landmarks or even portals to another space or imagined time. All inspired by the crazy cold beauty of Iceland.

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Cartoonist, musician and animator Dave Mahler

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By Dave Mahler in New Art on Thursday 19 January 2012

I’m a Melbourne-based music video director, cartoonist, musician and animator. I directed my first clip back in 2009 and I’ve been working towards my dream as a feature length film director ever since. Comics have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I’m just gearing up to put […]

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New work from Melbourne artist Sam Octigan

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By Sam Octigan in New Art on Saturday 29 October 2011

I’m an artist and illustrator from Melbourne, working across fine art, apparel, poster and album art. On top of that, I front the hardcore/punk band Iron Mind. Recently releasing our debut LP, I took care of the cover art and decided to produce some quality, limited edition prints. You can check those, along with the rest of my work here.

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Mona Lisa created from 6,239 connected dots

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By Jake Millar in New Art on Thursday 4 August 2011

Melbourne-based artist Thomas Pavitte uses basic techniques to create complex artworks. For his take on Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, he carefully arranged and numbered 6,239 dots and then spent the next nine hours connecting them. The result is not only the (unofficial) world record for the most complex dot-to-dot drawing, but also happens to be a seriously cool piece of art.

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Melbourne-based realist surreal artist Matthew Quick

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By Yan2 in New Art on Thursday 30 June 2011

Check out the awesome work of Australian artist Matthew Quick. His latest series, Introduced species, is very cool stuff indeed.

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Melbourne artist Maria Sirpis’s napkin art

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By Casper Johansson in New Art on Thursday 18 November 2010

Melbourne artist Maria Sirpis is interested in the intimate and the personal in art’, reflected in her melancholic but beautiful series of napkin art which trawls ‘childhood, memories, personal stories, the home, intimacy, privacy, sweetness, sadness and grief’.

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Claymation video by Marisa Lai

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Created by Melbourne-based artist Marisa Lai, this claymation video for the single, A Greased and Golden Palm, by French pop singer Orouni, is simply stunning. [Read more about Australian art, design, and music at The Colour: Aussie culture in pictures]

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Anne Middleton’s Lush Ripe Juicy paintings

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By Casper Johansson in New Art on Saturday 27 June 2009

The beautiful oil paintings of Melbourne-based artist Anne Middleton capture a moist and bountiful environment, featuring strawberries drenched in dew, tulips weighed down with heavy drops of rain, slippery oysters and translucent loops of octopus.

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Luke Kopycinski

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 11 June 2009

Luke Kopycinski is a concept artist for a game company in Melbourne, but his fine art transcends any niche genre with its rough paint strokes converging into luminous and expressive figures.

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