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ART DIARY 1 – BEN HOWE

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By Celeste Hawkins   I am very excited to bring to you the very first edition of the ‘Art Diary’ series; where The Art and The Curious invites artists to submit their own diary entries! The very first entry comes from Melbourne based artist Ben Howe as told in his own words and chosen images.   Ben’s  paintings are on show at the Waterfront Gallery …

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What’s on and Winding up…

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By Celeste Hawkins Breathe in breathe out…we are almost there! And here is my contribution- my final blog post for 2015! I have had a lot of requests for interviews and write ups this year and you may have noticed my posts have been a little sparse in this past month. Of course, that’s only if you pay attention to my …

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A Bridge Between Art and Design: Jessica Lyons

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By Celeste Hawkins Looking around Jessica Lyons’ apartment, you can see where she draws on inspiration for her diverse artworks. There is a strong understanding of the design elements evident against the interior red brick of the old converted factory. One of her large skull prints on the wall was created in response to trips to South America and India. …

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Meet Melbourne Painter Andy Rijs

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By Celeste Hawkins   Andy Rijs’ contemporary still life paintings are a playful and telling narrative of a personal journey. Exploring themes around gender, sexuality and the abject body; the totemic compositions and vivid colours capture the essence of the artist as they are now. Coming from a practice that embodies the skill of using highly detailed, realist painting techniques, …

Art News and What’s on…

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      The vibrant colour, shape and movement of ‘Gold Coast Happy Days’ has been popularly selected as the first piece of public art to enliven Stage 1 of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, and The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) General Manager, Destry Puia, today revealed the image that will turn an otherwise …