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Idea to Execution: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist, Brian Neong San

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After an overwhelming response across the past two years, STUDIO is again on the hunt for Australia’s brightest creative sparks with the Create STUDIO Competition. We’re searching for talented artists, creatives and big-thinkers to dream up new 30 second commercials for our channel, with $10,000 in prize money up for grabs for the winning idea….

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Our picks of this year’s Art & About Sydney

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Eclectic, innovative and always surprising – Art & About Sydney returns this month to brighten up the city once again. Kicking off today, the three week-long festival of public art will be bringing to life a quirky program that has a focus on things that are ‘at risk’ or endangered. Here are a few of…

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Unusual performance arts series SITE IS SET to break barriers in Melbourne

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From August 14, the artist collective Field Theory will be bringing a four-week art series to four Melbourne venues. This performance series will be made up of four different art pieces focused around breaking barriers, and what better place for them to start than with the types of venues in which you’d expect to experience…

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Hirotoshi Ito creates mind-bending stone sculptures

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We’ll be the first to admit that we may have overlooked the creative potential of the humble rock. Apart from occasionally blaming them as the culprit for a stubbed toe, they’ve always seemed too cold, hard and lifeless to merit further thought. Turns out – we were wrong. Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito’s mind-bending sculptures transform…

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German artist Martin Klimas captures striking images of dancing paint

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What does music look like? That’s the question German artist Martin Klimas has set out to answer through his stunning series of photographs. Or perhaps it’s the question “can you make paint dance?” – Either way, we love this vibrant collection of images that manage to capture paint splattering to the rhythm of music. To…

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Hidden portrait discovered underneath Picasso masterpiece

A hidden portrait has been discovered beneath the brushstrokes of Picasso’s masterpiece The Blue Room. Scientists and art experts working together with infrared imagery were able to detect a painted image of a bow-tie wearing man resting his bearded face on his hand underneath the visible image of a woman bathing in Picasso’s studio. The…

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Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for $32 million at Art Basel

Self-Portrait (Fright Wig) (1986)– an image of Andy Warhol taken by Andy himself a year before his death – has sold for over $32 million at the V.I.P preview of Art Basel in Switzerland. Art Basel is the world’s largest international modern and contemporary art fair, attracting around 80,000 visitors to the Swiss city each year,…

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Australia’s largest ‘yarn bombing’ sees yellow submarine brought to life

Australia is now home to a ‘yellow submarine’ – a life-sized, yarn-covered submarine at that. The small country town of Holbrook, near the New South Wales/Victoria border, has become home to what is believed to be the largest ever ‘yarn bombing’ to have taken place in Australia. The submarine in question is the HMAS Otway,…

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Artist transforms river debris into eerily beautiful installations in Houston, Texas

Texas based artist Jeremy Underwood’s eerily beautiful series Human Debris focuses on installations made from debris harvested on the beaches of Houston’s waterways. Materials such as used bottles, wood and plastic were collected and formed into site specific installations, which were then left at the sites to be discovered by others. These ethereal and striking forms…

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Daniel Boyd awarded the prestigious $80,000 Bulgari Art Award

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31 year old artist Daniel Boyd has become the first indigenous man to win the prestigious Bulgari Art Award. Boyd was awarded the $80,000 prize – which includes a $50,000 painting acquisition and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000- and is considered one of the most valued Australian art awards. His prize-winning work Untitled…

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Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates whimsical dreamscapes – all without Photoshop.

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The work of young South Korean artist Jee Young Lee is concrete proof that bigger isn’t necessarily better. Using a tiny studio space of just 3x6m, the recent graduate of Seoul’s Hongik University has managed to create a series of whimsical and elaborate self-portraits entitled State of Mind, all without the use of Photoshop. Lee…

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Our picks of Sydney Festival 2014

January is here and it’s our favourite time of year. New Year’s resolutions still seem achievable, there’s an abundance of balmy summer nights and – of course – Sydney Festival is upon us..  With a line-up that includes spectacular performances, critically acclaimed artists, touching theatre productions, film, magic, family fun and more – there’s something…

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The American dream comes to Australian shores in ‘America: Painting a nation’

The land of the free has brought us many things – McDonald’s, Disneyland, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Country music – the list goes on. Theme parks and music genres aside, the United States of America has also given the world some of the most prolific artists in recent history – Pollock, Whistler and Warhol are…

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