Tag Archives: art & fashion

Citizens of Earth – installation

American architect Marc Thorpe has developed a conceptual project / installation which would be placed near Marfa USA and the border of Mexico that resembles a large spaceship landing on earth. "The installation for the desert of Marfa would be a polished steel disc that appears to hover in the desert, gently reflecting the surrounding border of the United...

Bleached Gothic and Olympia – NGV

Yesterday I was invited to preview the joint opening of Bleached Gothic and Olympia at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, showcasing the work of acclaimed female Australian photographers Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks which was breathtakingly beautiful and thought-provoking. Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou is the first major museum retrospective of acclaimed Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (1961–2018)....

Terracotta Warriors – NGV

Yesterday the NGV unveiled its Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality | Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, a dual presentation of the terracotta warriors and one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists Cai Guo-Qiang, opening 24 May 2019 – 13 October 2019 at NGV International. Exclusive to Melbourne and presenting nearly 170 works, the exhibition will offer a new perspective on Chinese...

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....

MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2018

Melbourne Art Fair returns next week from 2-5 August 2018 as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, and will take place across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct; Vault Hall and Riding Hall alongside ACCA and The University of Melbourne Southbank campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists...

capturing the ironies

Barcelona-based artist and photographer Octavi Serra’s work is centered around capturing the ironies, truisms, and frustrations of modern life. Optical illusions and waste products are presented in public spaces and then photographed as part of an engaging philosophical series. The Spanish artist’s work is a sign of the times, and a reaction to the dissatisfaction with the current social landscape. Serra builds conceptual...

the pool house

A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Although building codes in the Hamptons don’t compare to our nanny state codes in Australia, the Hampton’s does specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space. Designed by Robert Young Architects, the interior section is maxing out...

Valley of Secret Values

Among the most authentic contemporary street art renegades, Thrashbird uses both humor and subversion to dramatize significant issues that plague our society: obsessional interest in celebrity, our own self-image and over-reliance on technology. While Thrashbird’s own identity remains incognito, his art tackles universal themes that we can all relate to and see ourselves perpetuating whether we want to admit it or not. Thrashbird’s...

editing the past

Investing her interest in memory and its mechanisms into her work, Polish artist Weronika Gesicka modifies American stock photography from the 1950s and ’60s, questioning and altering the reality of each captured moment. The series has been entitled ‘Traces’, to highlight the significance of the photograph as a trace of the past whether that trace is fact or fiction is left...

Salt Vanity Australia

Salt: Vanity, an exhibition of the most recent work by Australian photographer Murray Fredericks just wrapped up at London's Hamiltons Gallery The Vanity series is a continuation of Fredericks’ renowned Salt series. In this next cycle of the project, Fredericks introduces a mirror into the previously undisturbed landscape.

His long relationship with Lake Eyre, where his...