It kinda sucks when a work of art forces your eyes open and fills your insides with fever but your pockets, well they’re lucky to have enough to pay for a ticket home. There’s a new place in town that’s gunna change the way we exhibit and buy urban art. The one night only impulse – gone! The massive scale nothing under $800 type stuff – gone! Finally, there is a place for the likes of us. A place where you can buy limited prints and an affordable price…
Posted 10-27-2010 by Tahnee Moore in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Have you ever read an guidebook to Melbourne and felt a bit sorry for the people who, not knowing any better, use them? Thankfully the foot as been stomped on guide books that tell our international students that Subway is the number one restaurant in town and that Swanston St is where it’s at.
Last year WMSG worked with some lovely guys that have busted their balls to create a guide that allows international students to enjoy Mother Melbourne the way we do. The publication, Insider Magazine, received a big gracious welcome from all the unis and important people. But best off all thousands of students had an awesome, more memorable time in Melbourne because locals shared their gems of knowledge.
This year we are extending the invitation out to you. If you’re interested in telling our international students which city alleyways are the garden path to fun land, then get on board! Hurry and get in quick the Insider 2011 want you! Read on for the articles up for grabs…
Posted 10-05-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Famous for their ’quarterly’ once-a-year bonanza of contemporary art and culture, this is lucky edition number 7 for Wooden Toy. And lucky you shall be too if you get a hold of one of the limited copies available. You may need to wrestle folks to get your hands on it, but we can guarantee it will be worth it. Each issue is created to a theme and this time the delicious graphic pages and entertaining words are all about da music. Thousands of hours of labour, the biggest edition yet and it’s all full of the stuff we lurrrve…
Posted 09-28-2010 by carolinejeppe in Design Stuff, Events, Melbourne
One of Melbourne’s hardest working and dedicated movie-buff teams, Underground Cinema, have been at it again. This time they took us for a journey back to the dark days of WWII. This was a movie experience like no other.
Attention to detail had been given the highest priority. The best part is, the theatrics are contagious. It was difficult to know who was acting and who was in it for the fun, with precisely stylised patrons blending in with the actors. It now seems that the reputation of UGC exceeds itself in such a way that sell-out crowds willingly brace Melbourne’s icy-chills to queue to experience one of the most exhilarating and sultry film screenings to hit the town. …
Posted 09-20-2010 by Omni Demarco in Good Stuff, Melbourne
Your work is astounding; it totally takes my breath away. Where and what do you draw your inspiration from?
I gain inspiration from life, its complex array of sights, sounds and feelings… A lot of insight comes from natural environments and form which I often mimic in my work, using symmetry and recursion to convey the sense of perfection and balance, not only in nature, but the balance needed in one’s own life. I feel at the moment that we are out of sync with both nature and the natural cycles of the Earth and have forced an inharmonious and delusive view of time upon ourselves. I like to re-emphasise the importance and need to appreciate every moment. I also like to draw from and visually communicate the knowledge and wisdom one can receive from altered states of mind and higher planes of reality in my work.
Posted 09-14-2010 by Tinkerbelle Parker in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
We’re eyeballing our calendars in the hope that the numbers will read the 18th and 19th sooner. Our sketch books are ready. In anticipation, and to bide some time, we thought we’d share our hi-lights from last year’s Semi-Permanent . To the ummers and ahhrers it really is worth the money. To fellow calendar gazers, we’d love to hear about your SP hi-lights too, send ‘em in through the comments section. No need to stress if you haven’t gotten yourself a ticket yet, there’s still some here.
Posted by Krystal Schultheiss in Art stuff, Design Stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
Get your art published!
Six Years Later is a newborn annual magazine will get you thinking about some serious concerns in today’s culture. Each issue explores a current concern across a period of six years. This year’s release will focus on consumerism in 2010 and what it might be like in 2016…
Posted 09-11-2010 by Kate England in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Beastman is brain, hands and heart behind these arresting, memorable characters. As we’ve admired works such as the 4ZZZ building mural in Brisbane, we’ve so often wondered about the Beastman. We learnt that, as well as being unique aethetic creatures, there is much depth behind their design. The detailed, detailed works are inspired by the repetitive patterns found in the natural world. The expression, the struggle between nature and man-made adversities. Needless to say, WMSG are pretty in love with Beastman’s work and slightly jealous that Brisvegus has a mural that we would eat paint caps for.
At least we get to see him speak at this year’s Semi-Permanent design conference in Melbourne. Read on for our chat with Beastman…
Posted 09-10-2010 by Tinkerbelle Parker in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Stand clear lumber jackers here comes the TIIIIMMMMMBAAAA (Smits)…
What was you first job (paid or unpaid)?
Classic, here’s a weird one for ya’ll. I absolutely loved my first job. It’s quite different from what I’m doing now but it’s one of my favourite memories and my favourite job I ever had (apart from what I’m doing now of course). I was 16, finishing year 10 at high school and had to find work experience placement. But, because I left it until the last minute I couldn’t find any graphic studios that had the space or time for me. Typical, as this is what I really wanted to get into. Now, as embarrasing as it is to write, mum jumped in (as all good mums do) and helped me to find something just in the nick of time. Although at first I thought the job to be absolutely ridiculous, it ended up becoming my part-time job over the next 2 years. My official title was ‘incubation assistant’ at an Emu farm in Balnarring which is farming area close to Melbourne.
In a nut shell, my job was to help baby emus hatch from their eggs and raise them until they were old enough to go out into the yards with the older emus.They would hatch out and the first thing they would see was me, so automatically they thought I was their mum. Next thing you know I’d have 50 little 10cm, mini dinosaurs following me around everywhere for the next few weeks (until the next lot would hatch)…
Posted 09-09-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Design Stuff, Good Stuff
Posted 09-03-2010 by Kate England in Art stuff, Uncategorized