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A quick chat with Stephen Baker

It takes talent to twist basic shapes and colours into emotive scenarios. Artist and graphic designer Stephen Baker has that talent. The man responsible for ...

Natalie Abbott 'Tempting Failure' / Nick Huggins 'De...

Let's all give each other and ourselves a break shall we? Let's celebrate failure and imperfection. We probably won't ever measure up to our prec...

Out with the old, in with the NEW15 at ACCA

Hi pal, it’s me, Kenny Pittock, yes that’s right, the Kenny Pittock; the famous artist who did those creepy drawings of people on the train in the NEW14 exhi...

Seth Searle's Pet Portraits

This is Mini Moon Rabbit, she hangs out in the office either sunning herself on her cushion, pawing around our feet for a cuddle or guarding us from the leop...

A picture says some words, with Dick Diver's Steph H...

Dick Diver's third album Melbourne, Florida is out early next month. The honest, haphazard narratives and spot-on lyrical detail are still in tact (when&...

Beers In The Sun

Beers In The Sun is a project by Sydney-based illustrator Barry Patenaude. One of his Instagram followers will suggest an international or local tinnie for h...

Katherine Sabbath reviews her favourite portrait in ...

American artist Chuck Close is known for his epic-scale photorealist portraits of pop culture personalities like Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy Lichtenstein and Ob...

Justene Williams, 'The Curtain Breathed Deeply'

Sydney artist Justene Williams is known for creating set-sized collages that are so complex and vibrant they pretty much break your mind. For her latest solo...

Lou Hubbard, 'Dead Still Standing'

Lou Hubbard is an expert at giving readymade objects a new purpose. For Melbourne Now in 2013 she took eyeballs that she'd discovered in a Barcelona Happ...

A YouTube playlist by Johann Rashid

Artist Johann Rashid has worked on some great clips and one feature film (which we still haven't seen because we can't get our VHS player to work). H...

Typography Summer School

Artists go to Goldsmiths or the Royal Academy, lawyers get all Ivy League, typographers? They take short courses at Fraser Muggeridge's Typography Summer...

Open call for Bloom Publishing's first submission-ba...

The smart legends over at Bloom Publishing are holding their first ever submission-based photography exhibition, '35ppm'. Anyone anywhere is able to...

Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence

Last week, my Mum gave me a pair of Mambo board shorts that she'd bought at the Salvos. I said “Thanks Mum but I'm never gonna wear these&rdquo...

'Re-issue' design poster exhibition and online store...

Sometimes designer Stuart Hall works out of our office. Those days are happy days. What inspirational shoe and sock combination will he be wearing? What inap...

Monica's Gallery, 'The Artist Interprets Highpoint'

Ahhh the day glow and DayGlo of shopping centre food courts. The particularly panopticon-like food court at Highpoint. The way you read people within said fo...

Faux Museum

Faux Museum is just what the exhibition title implies, with the added benefit of being a fundraiser for the Abbotsford Convent's gallery, c3. Curated by ...

'Fin' at Utopian Slumps

When translated from French, Fin is defined as “the end” (end of the Century, Fin de siècle), but can also mean fine, and the shows that Utopian ...

Go ahead, make my day-vid Shrigley

David Shrigley, who absolutely needs no introduction, has a giant survey of work opening at the NGV from Nov 14 - Mar 1. It's his biggest show in Austral...

Independent Photography Festival 2014

There's a reason that Hard Workers Club is named thus. Because of the millions of images we see every day, there are some that stand out like glistening ...

Don't Kurt Cobain

It just happens that the last show at Slopes marks the twenty year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. And depending on your personal conspiracy theory a...

Something Happened

Far from the hoity-toity existentialism of the early 20th Century, the absurd in art now makes us laugh at our own failures. Sure, that Bosch painting you ju...

Gertrude Studios pt 1

Traditionally, Gertrude Contemporary have held a one month long exhibition featuring the works of their studio artists each year. This year, it'll be spr...

Independent Photography Festival 2014 call for submi...

Calling all Teller's and Testino's (no Terry's), the submission deadline for the IPF's 2014 Photo Prize has been extended until next Monday, ...

Guy Benfield, 'Chardonnay Beach and Wine Boutique'

One million images, including but not limited to: white sand beaches, modernist Floridian homes on said beaches which are actually situated in NYC. Chardonna...

Art As A Verb

It's been a long time since art has been defined as a noun (see: the dematerialisation of art touted by the conceptual artists of the 60s and 70s or even...

Liquid Architecture 2014

Predicated on Goethe's grand statement, “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”, Liquid Architecture has, for the past 1...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯, The Second Bus Projects Edition Exhibition

Look, ¯|(ツ)/¯ is a fundraiser, so the goal is to raise real cash money for a gallery that exhibits consistently good art the year round. This year, Kim Brock...

Notes From The Field

'The Field' is one ambiguous term. To my mind, it has never meant anything but a wide expanse of crushing everythingness or the place where we ran in...