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Jeremy Eden wins Archibald Prize people’s choice award

4 August 2022

Sydney based Australian artist Jeremy Eden has won the 2022 Archibald Prize people’s choice award, with his portrait of Australian actor Samuel Johnson.

If you’re going to be in or near Sydney in August, you still have a chance to see the Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prizes exhibition, before it closes on Sunday 28 August 2022.

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Infinite zoom in art and illustration by Lucas Vaskange

29 July 2022

The stunning infinite, zoom-in stories, of Paris based French artist and illustrator Lucas Vaskange will doubtless leave many of us wondering, damn, why didn’t I think of that?

More work by Vaskange can be found on Instagram and INPRNT.

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Saturn’s rings and moons silhouette woodcut by Agnes Giberne

12 July 2022
Saturn's rings, moons, illustration by Agnes Giberne

The things you find while trawling through the The Public Domain ReviewAgnes Giberne was a British novelist and science writer, who died aged 93 in 1939. As a writer her output was prolific.

Wikipedia lists one hundred and thirty books published under her name during her lifetime. On top of her writing though, Giberne was also an accomplished artist and illustrator.

The above illustration, titled “Ideal view of Saturn’s rings and satellites from the planet” is a silhouette woodcut from her book, Sun, Moon, and Stars: A Book for Beginners, which was published in 1898.

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The Art of Life, a documentary about Michael Behrens

9 July 2022

Paused for weekend viewing… produced by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, The Art of Life is a documentary about mathematician Michael Behrens who walked away from academia, and made a life for himself living in a home he built in the midst of a dense Hawaiian jungle.

As a rising star in the field of abstract mathematics, Michael discovered that he could see beauty and pattern where others could not. But his path was not to be inside academia, or even inside society. He went on a grand adventure to unify his Buddhism with his ability to see an expanded view of reality. He created beauty in a place where nobody else would, and made his friends amongst dolphins.

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A few random ideas for naming your next art exhibition

5 July 2022

The Random Exhibition Title Generator was a bit of a favourite in the earlier version of disassociated, when I originally linked to it in 2011. While choosing a name for an exhibition is probably the least of an artist’s worries — because I expect just about every other aspect of putting on an art show is onerous — apparently more than a few people found it useful. I hope you too find it helpful.

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Winners of the 2022 Young Archies, Art Gallery of NSW

20 June 2022

Lev Vishnu Kahn, Claudia Quinn Yuen Pruscino, Nethali Dissanayake, and Jasmine Goon, have been named winners of the 2022 Young Archies.

Running alongside the Archibald Prize for Australian portraiture since 2013, the Young Archie competition is a chance for emerging artists aged five to eighteen to showcase their talents.

Over 2400 works were submitted this year, with seventy being selected as finalists. An exhibition of winners and finalists is on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, until Wednesday 24 August 2022.

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The 2022 MS Virtual Art Show

2 June 2022

The 2022 MS Virtual Art Show is currently in progress and features the work of more than one hundred artists from the Australian Multiple Sclerosis community. I’m not sure how long the show lasts, except that it will only be online for a limited time, so be sure to check it out.

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Dancing With No Music art show at aMBUSH Waterloo Sydney

27 May 2022
Dancing With No Music opening aMBUSH

The Dancing With No Music art exhibition opened at aMBUSH Gallery in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo last night. On show was the work of National Art School second year Master of Fine Art students, including Jessica Callen, Emily Ebbs, Joseph Christie Evans, Daniel McClellan, Nina Radonja, Wolfgang Saker, Kansas Smeaton, Jack Thorn, and Elle Wickens.

The diverse works in Dancing With No Music are anchored and inspired by a quote from German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Through their varied painting practices, it explores the concept that in making art, individuals conjure up certain methods, inspired by their own ‘music’. Much like the artists’ varying perspectives, when creating their work the ‘dance’ is to their own music and not a collective rhythm.

The exhibition closes on Sunday 29 May 2022. Check out a few more of my photos from the opening night here.

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Blak Douglas wins Archibald with portrait of Karla Dickens

13 May 2022

Sydney based Australian Indigenous artist Blak Douglas has been named winner of the 2022 Archibald prize for Australian portraiture, for his painting of Wiradjuri installation artist Karla Dickens.

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Claus Stangl wins 2022 Archibald Packing Room Prize

5 May 2022

Sydney based New Zealand artist Claus Stangl has been named winner of the 2022 Archibald Packing Room Prize, with Taika Waititi, an acrylic on canvas painting. The winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture will be announced on Friday 13 May 2022.

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Sergiy Maidukov, Kyiv based Ukrainian illustrator

2 May 2022

Sergiy Maidukov is an illustrator based in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian.

During the day he assists in defending his country from the Russian invasion, and at night, while confined to his apartment on account of curfews, draws what he sees from his windows, all too often sights no one should have to witness:

Sometimes, I see an explosion reflected on the glass surface of a skyscraper, or silent flares going up and then burning out in a shower of sparks. One week, I saw anti-aircraft guns firing tracer rounds into the night sky, where a hunt for a Russian drone was under way.

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Vale Craig Ruddy, artist and past Archibald Prize winner

6 January 2022

Sydney born Australian artist Craig Ruddy, who’s painting of late Australian actor and dancer David Gulpilil, won the 2004 Archibald Prize for portraiture, died on Tuesday this week, from COVID-19 complications. A sad loss for the Australian art community.

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Julia Ciccarone wins Archibald’s people’s choice Award

4 September 2021

Here’s some more oblong media for you. Melbourne based Australian artist Julia Ciccarone has won the people’s choice award in the 2021 Archibald Prize, with her self-portrait, “The Sea Within”.

The Archibald Prize is an annual award celebrating Australian portraiture. Peter Wegner won the main prize with “Portrait of Guy Warren at 100”, while Kathrin Longhurst took out the packing room prize, with her work of musician Kate Ceberano.

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Deirdre Sullivan Beeman, surrealist figurative artist

30 March 2017

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a surrealist figurative artist, based in Los Angeles. This work is titled Orphic Egg Girl, a wood panel painted with oil and egg tempera.

Tempera is a painting medium, often consisting of, yes, egg yoke. As a painting medium, egg tempera is long lasting, very long lasting. Artworks painted with egg tempera in the first century survive to this day. You learn something new every day. And who knows, people may still looking upon Orphic Egg Girl two thousand years from now.

Originally published Thursday 30 March 2017.

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Lena Macka Lyon France based illustrator and tattoo designer

21 March 2017

Lena Macka is an illustrator and designer of minimal tattoos, who is based in the French city of Lyon. She seems to work mainly in black and white, and shades of grey, but look through her illustrations, and you will see some colour works.

Originally published Tuesday 21 March 2017.

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French illustrator Mega’s new take on the alphabet

14 May 2012
From I Just Murdered The Alphabet, by Mega

Image courtesy of Mega.

Paris based illustrator and street artist Mega, whose work I’ve mentioned before, recently launched I Just Murdered The Alphabet, a new project that will see him create a new illustration each day for five months.

Inspired variously by graffiti, sign painting, and psychedelic art, Mega’s new series of works are a tribute to hip-hop culture, and also an introduction to an intriguing, though imaginary, tribe that seeks to set itself apart from mainstream society.

Originally published Monday 14 May 2012.

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