Secret Walls – a graffiti showdown

Finished artworks - Hancock on left, Reliable on right What is it? Secret Walls is a live graffiti showdown between two street artists. Armed only with black markers and paint, they have 90 minutes to each transform a large, white wall into a work of art. The audience watches as they sketch in outlines, block... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Open House – Speaker Series #2

What is it? The second of two free lectures organised by Melbourne Open House held on Tuesday night that explored recent Melbourne architecture across seven different typologies - residential, multi-residential, commercial, retail, education, landscape and heritage restoration. Presenters included Andrew Simpson, Robert Blackhouse of HASSELL, Roger Nelson of NH Architecture, John Wardle, Perry Lethlean and Jeff Turnbull. As with the first Speaker Series, discussed... Continue Reading →

The Art of Chess

What is it? A travelling exhibition of fifteen chess sets commissioned by London gallery, RS&A, that has visited Milan, Reykjavik and, most recently, the Bendigo Art Gallery. The chess sets are part of an-ever growing collection designed by international artists including Barbara Kruger, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. The inspiration of the RS&A collection can... Continue Reading →

The burden of Italian cities

What do we think? Having now spent a considerable time living in and travelling around Italy, we have been able to observe an unsettling pattern amongst Italian cities. Their centres are, without doubt, amongst the most beautiful and humane in the world. Even Milan, normally understood to be the ugly cousin of knockout cities like... Continue Reading →

Uncle Neaw, Pilar, Rirkrit, Then Me

Philippe Parreno has two installations running concurrently in London this December, one of which is "Uncle Neaw, Pilar, Rirkrit, Then Me" installed at the lovely Pilar Corrias gallery in Oxford Circus. The gallery entrance is visually arresting in its simplicity. A glass fronted foyer is completely bare save for the white walls and a flickering... Continue Reading →

The Toaster Project

What is it? A 2009 final year art / design / science project by Thomas Thwaites, an alumnus of the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions department, London. His aim was to construct a toaster from scratch, starting by mining the raw materials and finishing with a product that resembled an off-the-shelf toaster available from... Continue Reading →

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