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
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
Posted 09-03-2010 by Kate England in Art stuff, Uncategorized
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I’ve just had the pleasure of interviewing the mighty Meggs and it was gratifying that not only is he an incredibly talented artist and intelligent speaker, but also one of the most engaging and nicest people we’ve had the enjoyment of interviewing.
His latest exhibition, King For a Day, that debuted at the recently launched Backwoods Gallery, is a collection of paintings, screens and installations that examine his views on society’s obsession with celebrities: A destructive depiction of those among us who crave power, wealth and fast track fame.
“I like to play with the duality of morals. The immoral versus the moral, the hero versus the villain. That side of things. For me (my art) is a very cathartic outlet to the confusion and emotions i feel. I have a lot of frustration over things but also a lot of positive energy. I find i’m attracted to the idea of the tortured soul, the dark horse who is doing something they are passionate about but at the same time they have to break the rules of be partly tortured my their own emotions and creativity. I guess that is what my artistic path is about, learning that in myself and that balance”. – Meggs
To watch our interview and for a peek at some quite funny and personal confessions, please follow the link to Meggs at www.brightthingstv.com
Posted 08-25-2010 by Tinkerbelle Parker in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Now open at the Kick Gallery in Peel Street, Collingwood is the newest exhibition from Ruis Carson, Sculptural Thought. If you’re wondering how you’re supposed to know that name, he’s the guy whose sculpture was covertly placed on the corner of Johnston Street and Punt Road seven years ago…and it’s still there.
Posted 08-13-2010 by Kass Hall in Art stuff, Melbourne
Style Wars, wars of walls, stencil v’s graf’, gallery v’s street…For near on a decade now the realm of street-art has been gearing up into a complex and diverse world. We’ve seen numerous debates as to what is classified as street art and felt mixed opinions as the mainstream art world has been embracing the eclectic world of street art beyond anyone’s comprehension.
To have predicted the enormity and hysteria that was to evolve would have meant you’d be sitting like a fat cat with multiple digits clocked up in the bank – thanks to a wise investment on a Banksy. Good for some. But the majority of enthusiasts have had to settle for sitting on the sidelines, observing the climatic hysteria through multi-media formats such as news, books, blogs, galleries, walls and now film.
Posted 06-18-2010 by Omni Demarco in Art stuff, Good Stuff