Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Ira Glass on Perseverance

I was listening to the Tonebenders podcast the other day, which is one of my favourite podcasts, and they discussed an Ira Glass quote which they love about the importance of perseverance when working in creative fields. It is a great one, especially for those just starting out or having doubts about their chosen path. […]

Cool Comics

I came across a couple of great comics the other day – one that shows climate change over many millenia (http://xkcd.com/1732/) and another that I think is related, about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-life-changing-magic-of-decluttering-in-a-post-apocalyptic-world). I recommend them to people to check out for some info, and for a  bit of fun.

The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service

Clapham Common Tube station in London has had all of it’s advertising spots taken up currently by The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service – a project undertaken to swap out the huge amounts of advertising with cute images of cats in order to reduce the effect of the ceaseless onslaught of advertising. Check out an article and […]

John Cleese on Creativity

“Solemnity, on the other hand… I don’t know what it’s for. I mean, what is the point of it?” – John Cleese There is a great talk by John Cleese on YouTube where he discusses creativity. Check it out:   He suggests the main things we need for creativity are: Space Time Time Confidence Humour […]

32 Degrees: The Art of Winter

A US newspaper has posted up an article about Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard’s piece “32 Degrees: The Art of Winter”, which is being exhibited at the Shelburne Museum. The work features a 32 minute looping sound work featuring hydrophone field recordings of glaciers “calving”. You can check out the article and an audio sample of […]

The Garden of Earthly Delights

I recently got the opportunity to check out some of the finest art in the world whilst travelling in Europe. The galleries I enjoyed most were Museo del Prado and Reina Sofia in Madrid. They both had amazing collections, with Museo del Prado focussing more on classical oil paintings, while Reina Sofia has an impressive collection […]

Use art to turn the world inside out

Here is a cool TED talk from a French street artist named JR, who has done some huge paste-up projects around the world, without corporate sponsorship. He urges everyone to “Use art to turn the world inside out”…  

Tom Roberts Exhibition Audio Tour

I had the pleasure of working on the Audio Tour for the Tom Roberts Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition opened just the other day, and will run through until 28 March 2016. Tom Roberts is a very important artist in Australian history, and this is a fantastic exhibition that I look […]

Parisian Climate Brandalism

Collossal has posted up an article about a large scale Brandalism project in Paris that protests aspects of the UN COP21 Climate Conference. Seems like quite a large and well implemented art protest project. Check it out at: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/brandalism-fake-ads-paris/?mc_cid=d56b07292e&mc_eid=b70530c66d  

Sea Organ

Colossal posted up an article and video about a sea organ installation in Croatia constructed back in 2005. It sounds kinda cool. Check it out at: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/the-sea-organ-makes-perpetual-music-with-ocean-waves/?mc_cid=2f7907f1d8&mc_eid=b70530c66d