Nobody said collaborations were easy, but teaming up with someone who lives over 3400 kilometres away presents unique challenges. Tough Luck is a joint effort from Melbourne-based artist Katie Eraser and Perth-based artist Emma Lipscombe, and brings together their distinct but complementary styles. Their upcoming exhibition features a range of paintings by each artist, and also a series of limited run textiles which the pair designed together. The exhibition is a great example of the way which social media platforms like Instagram can bring together likeminded artists and help foster creative relationships and friendships. Katie and Emma have overcome physical distance to create a truly collaborative and unique exhibition.Read More
Last week I travelled to Gallerysmith, a contemporary art gallery in North Melbourne, to speak with director and art curator Marita Smith about Gallerysmith’s 10 year anniversary, 200th exhibition, and the importance of art curation in modern society.Read More
MINI LIVING - INVERT has officially commenced. The 14 models are currently on display in a
glasshouse on the site of the design brief in Melbourne’s CBD.
The architects have embraced, challenged and explored the MINI LIVING - INVERT brief, which
was to create a home for a family of four on a six-by-ten-metre site. For example, panovscott’s
House of Houses design provides a home not only for a family, but constructs defined ecosystems that support specific plant and animal life.
We had the pleasure to interview Melbourne-based artist Hannah Fox and ask her a few questions about her paintings and her personal life.
Check out her solo exhibition FARAWAY Wednesday 26 July 2017.
Opening drinks Thursday 27 July, 6–8pm
277 High Street, Northcote
More details about the exhibition here !
Luc and James have shared a design workshop in Melbourne since 2015. Conversations in design and process often turned to frustrations with the reality of the furniture industry in Australia. Looking to buck the trend of imported, mass produced furniture that is destined for land fill, Luc and James stuck to their principles of quality pieces, made one at a time. This resulted in the release of their first collaboration, The Staple Collection.Read More
This July, acclaimed Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis will unveil a breathtaking body of work titled Glace Noir at Darlinghurst’s Black Eye Gallery, signalling her first Sydney showcase. Shot using the classic Hollywood ‘day for night’ technique, the austerely elegant works depict the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina from varying angles, unearthing a series of ambiguous landscapes that play on light, tone, texture and scale. The photographs capture a serene stillness in time and space while simultaneously revealing a glacial underworld heaving with life force.
The dark, inky tones juxtaposed with puddles of celestial blues exude an almost intergalactic aesthetic. Invoking a sense of ambiguity as to the time and place of each photo, the artist emphasises the notion of day as night and night as day with interchangeable light that outlines mystery and intrigue in each depiction.Read More