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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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EWF – The long and winding road to getting published

No Comments 12 June 2015

 During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. On a cold night in Melbourne, Readings bookshop in St. Kilda was host to an event discussing publishing and the difficulties attached for debut authors. The […]

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EWF – Writing Intensive for Under 25s

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During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. During the Emerging Writers Festival, Signal Arts and Express Media held an event titled, Intensive Writing for Under 25’s, geared at helping new writers get some […]

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EWF – Young Women In Writing Review

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During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. While skipping class usually isn’t high on my agenda, when my English teacher, year-level coordinator and parents give me permission to do so, I take the […]

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EWF – Extraordinary Routines With John Marsden

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During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. On a cold and blustery Melbourne night, which happened to be the coldest day in Melbourne this year, I found myself wandering around the city in […]

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EWF – Extraodinary Routines with Penny Modra

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During this year’s Emerging Writers Festival, the young writers of the Signal Express will recapping of a variety of events so you can catch up (or refresh). Find out more about EWF on their website. Hosted by Madeleine Dore, Wednesday night’s conversation with Penny Modra discussed the ordinary and the extraordinary of Modras’ daily routine. From morning to night, the motivators, […]

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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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