The first Banksy of the season?

October 31, 2008 at 1:46 am | Posted in art, media | Leave a comment
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It’s been a week of firsts. First snow, first cold snap and first Banksy. Too this close to soho. Need to keep my eyes peeled now to find some more. Apparently this one is fresh. And limited time offer too.

The Pessimist’s Mug

June 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm | Posted in art, Comedy | Leave a comment

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How great is this. Too many objects cater for the optimist. We’re missing out on an opportunity here! You can buy it through Despair Inc

Maker Faire 2007

June 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm | Posted in art | Leave a comment

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I am not sure if anyone else has come across this blog or the Maker Faire but it is genius. Literaly. It’s a fair that basically celebrates anything creative that is made. I love this computer that someone has made. I think it would probably work better than the one that I am currently typing on…Look even snacks!! Pretzels!

Artists residency…in Second Life?

May 31, 2007 at 1:40 am | Posted in art, virtual worlds | 1 Comment

It appears that the Australian government has recognised virtual worlds recently with quite a bold move. The Australian Council for the Arts are offering funding (to the tune of $20,000) for artist residency within Second Life. They are offering Australian artists (writers, musician/sound artists and digital visual media practioners) to develop work in Second Life.

They have been slightly vague with what the residency requires in the world, but it would be inter-world art. I suppose if you can get artist residency in the real world, then why not get residency in Second Life. If Second Life is meant to mirror a heightend version of real life then it makes sense. Although, whether it is real dollars or Linden Dollars.

I wonder whether Second Life approached the government, or vice versa, and how they are getting paid. Additionally, I am not sure whether they are trying to encourage a new art community into Second Life. There is no stipulation of whether the applicant needs to be familiar with Second Life or virtual worlds. It reminds of the situation of when you are a supporter for a long time, and you’re one of the first people to buy their latest album, and then they release a special edition. For all those artists in residents already, I wonder if you can apply for funding.

Is the benefit to the artist in residency or to Second Life…

Click here for more info…

http://www.ozco.gov.au/grants/grants_new_media_arts/second_life_artist_residency/

On the rebound?

May 16, 2007 at 4:56 am | Posted in art | Leave a comment

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What a cool idea. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting things. And have found something funky. It’s called Rebound Books and is a Melbourne company that essentially have taken covers from all of those pre-loved leatherbound books and have refashioned them into new Notebooks. Check em out.

Frank & Studiooat

April 23, 2007 at 9:12 am | Posted in art | Leave a comment

When I was in Paddington I saw a couple of really cool artists. Amazing pieces of work. Both incredibly different. One very graphicy, cartoony almost and the other more expressionistic work. I won’t post their work on there but check them out at:

www.frankfable.com and www.myspace.com/studiooat

 I will be pur-chasing their work for myself this time!

Edward Hopper meets Starbucks

April 20, 2007 at 5:00 am | Posted in art | Leave a comment

defaced cafe IIOriginally uploaded by t-squared.

I love the original image, and love how it has been upgraded to a more “tasteful” 20th century adaptation

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