art & fashion

Melbourne Design Week 2019

Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events including 47 exhibitions, 14 film screenings, 77 talks, 22 tours and 18 workshops across Melbourne and – for the very first time – Geelong  from 14 – 24 March 2019. Celebrating the best of local, national and international design,...

NGV Teen Party

Its moment’s like this that I wish I was 17! Aussie hip-hop luminaries Adrian Eagle and Krown will celebrate the power of music to spark social change when they take to the stage for the NGV Teens Art Party on Saturday 16 February. Hosted by Triple J presenter Stacy Gougoulis, the event will also feature a live performance by teenagers from Voice for Change, a...

hyper-realism Revisited

I am yet to stand in front of one of German artist Mike Dargas’ mind blowing paintings, but I do follow him on Instagram which is not the way to view the immensity of the canvas, in some cases reaching two meters in height! Painted with extraordinary precision and detail Dargas is a master in hyper-realism, paintings and portraits of extremely high resolution in dreamlike setups...

NEON dreamscapes

Innovative French fine art photographer Ludwig Favre has created a set of long exposure portraits in his new series ‘Neon’, using his drone as an aerial light source to create angelic halos that hover above the earth. #cleverman Favre is an accomplished travel photographer, and he recently traveled the globe in search of surreal landmarks for the new series. Settling for the Nordic...

Between Two Worlds – NGV

There is always something worth exploring at the Melbourne NGV, and the latest exhibition is set to engage all your sensors. Nendo Recreates The Impossible World Of MC Escher In Immersive Exhibition which opened last week. Escher X nendo – Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue...

Abstracts of Bernabei Freeman

Working with dexterity on projects from ceramics to outdoor furniture, bernabeifreeman display a highly sophisticated use of colour in their new Designer Rugs collection. Four, irregular-shaped, hand tufted wool rugs comprise the range, with suffuse designs that have inspired names like; Ocean, Plateau, Spring and Crossing. In collaboration with Designer Rugs in-house designer Christine McDonald this collection builds...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...

Mirage Detroit

American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken created a large-scale installation made entirely out of mirrors that takes the form of an American suburban home. ‘Mirage Detroit’ exists inside the former State Savings Bank, an architectural building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project follows Aitken’s earlier Mirarge House — a site-specific mirrored sculpture of a home set in the middle of...

the inner world of dreams

Gabriel Isak uses photography as a metaphor for experiences of the soul by creating haunting, thought provoking photographs that are simple in form, but rich in ideas and emotions. His imagery entails surreal and melancholic scenes inspired by the inner world of dreams and psychology, where he invites the viewer to interact with the internal world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states....

chromatic sensations

Italian painter and installation artist Alberonero has created an artwork titled ‘86+73’, that visually transforms a large white architectural space as a part of Sicily’s Periferica Festival. Located in Mazara del Vallo, in the southernmost part of Sicily, Italy, Alberonero’s two-dimensional work layers multicolored squares that progress across multiple levels of space; along walls, up roofs and across floors. ‘86+73’...