Strandbeesten

What are they? Sculptures, art installations, kinetic experiments, inorganic life forms. Dutch artist, Theo Jansen, designs the Strandbeesten (or Beach Beasts in English) to mimic the natural biological processes underpinning digestion and mobility, with oscillating sails to feed on wind energy, bladders to digest compressed air, and muscles to operate spidery legs. Built from PVC tubing,... Continue Reading →

VCA art workshops exhibition

What is it? A recent exhibition of graduates' work from three casual workshops held by the Victorian College of the Arts. The three workshops run across a full year, covering drawing, painting and sculpture disciplines. The casual workshops have no entry prerequisites, trying to appeal to the widest possible audience. This is a commendable philosophy... Continue Reading →

Emerging glass exhibition

Warped Morphed by Samantha Cuffe What is it? An exhibition of glass art currently showing at Glass Plus Gallery in South Melbourne, featuring the work of four young glass artists who have each won the annual Glass Plus award for outstanding graduating glass artists. Mariella McKinley won the award in 2007, Annabel Kilpatrick in 2008, Lisa... Continue Reading →

Bernini’s David

What is it? A sculpture of David by the Italian Baroque sculptor, architect and painter, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It was produced between 1623 - 24, whilst Bernini was in his mid-twenties. It is currently located at the Borghese Museum in Rome, along with three of Bernini's other similarly extraordinary works. What do we think? In contrast... Continue Reading →

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