Art

The Elgin Marbles: Controversy and History in Modern Day Greece

No Comments 03 August 2015

I am sure everyone has heard about Greece. Quite like the way many watch the Kardashian’s or our PM, waiting and watching to be the first one to see their next step into disaster, many have had eyes trained on Greece. I’ve been keeping track of a different kind of Greek disaster. Have you ever […]

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The Information AiWei(Wei)

No Comments 13 July 2015

It’s 9:04 in the morning, and Ai Weiwei is surfing the internet. On his desk sit several unfinished cups of coffee, alongside a stack of fuzzily detailed artworks – each of which could well be worth hundreds of thousands – that Ai has positioned under his elbow as an impromptu armrest. His perpetually arched brows lift even […]

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The Powerhouse Geelong

No Comments 07 July 2015

Located in what was once an abandoned power station, the Powerhouse is an independently owned and operated art space featuring hundreds of artists and showcasing a constantly changing array of artworks. The space serves as a legal way to display street art, providing artists with a chance to exhibit their work in a risk-free and […]

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Janet Echelman

No Comments 18 June 2015

When you think of art you don’t tend to link it with science, nor do you link fishing with sculptures or weather patterns with urban attractions. Yet Janet Echelmans work is a melting pot of all of these elements and she uses them to create her incredible floating sculptures. Echelmans career as an artist really […]

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An Interview with ‘Top Arts’ exhibiting student Elliott Bolt

No Comments 18 June 2015

“StArt Up: Top Arts 2015″ is an exhibition presenting outstanding work by students who completed VCE Arts or Studio Arts last year. One of the pieces at this year’s Top Arts is “Nostalgic Dreamscape”, a VCE Studio Arts piece by Year 12 student Elliott Bolt. We talked to him about his influences, creative process, and […]

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Starry Starry Night

No Comments 18 June 2015

Vincent Van Gogh. For a person who lived hundreds of years ago, he sure managed to have a huge impact on my life. No, I’m not an aspiring artist. So, what’s so special about Vincent? Well, it seems that at every stage in my life, Vincent Van Gogh has always managed to get in somewhere. […]

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Hope for the Hopeless

No Comments 15 June 2015

Art can be used as a form of giving a message, making us think and looking at different points of view. This artwork titled “Hopeless” is a bold political message. This piece is inspired by an iconic image of “hope” used in the Obama 2008 elections. It shows an authoritarian image like 1984‘s Big Brother. […]

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Do Real Australians Say Welcome?

1 Comment 06 June 2015

“For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share, with courage, let us all combine to advance Australia fair.” Hey, that sounds familiar. Oh right, it’s a line from our national anthem! It also happens to be the inspiration for an artist and film maker from Adelaide, Peter Drew, whose latest project […]

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Art, Opinion, Special Events

The beauty of the craft market

No Comments 12 December 2014

Many have heard of the classic “great success” story of a small or local business. Think small ideas, items and clothing that make the home just that little bit more individual. And where are most of these things found? In a little wonder known as the craft market. Many artists have a great longing to […]

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Art, Opinion

Art Beginnings

No Comments 26 November 2014

Bring up street art, or graffiti (as it is better known), and you are sure to get a wide multitude of opinions and responses ranging from the strongly against to openly advocating. Sure, some really is just mindless scribble, but what about the important stuff; what’s the true meaning behind this “scribble”? To put the […]

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