Art/Design

Go ‘Big, Black and Bold’ with Mel D Cole

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Self-taught hip-hop photography fixture Mel D. Cole first fell in love with the craft after buying a few disposable cameras on a whim to shoot a Common show in 2001. Known as one of the hardest working, most omnipresent photographers in the game, Mel documents everything and anything tied to parties, culture, and music.

Next week, he’ll be in Sydney for a one-night-only special exhibition showcasing his best photographs.

The Frida Kahlo Exhibition is Coming to Sydney

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Calling all art-lovers in Sydney!

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) is giving us a rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art, snaring a collection of 40 artworks by revered Mexican artist and feminist Frida Kahlo and her husband and muralist, Diego Rivera.

Kicks off next June. Make a note in your calendars.

Music Meets Art with Little May

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To celebrate the release of their album, Little May put together an exhibition #Art4TheCompany, where the trio engaged 11 of their favourite local artists to create an artwork of any medium, inspired by a selected track from their album.

Our writer Claire Benito made her way down to GoodSpace in Sydney’s Chippendale to catch all the action.

Banksy Shares Official Trailer for ‘Dismaland’

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Banksy’s pop up bemusement park ‘Dismaland’ opened in Weston-super-Mare (UK) last week, and first reports say it really is a viable alternative to the “sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out”.

The dystopian paradise now has an equally dismal promotional video, in which a family decide to escape from mindless escapism by paying the park a visit.

Click the link to see the official trailer.

Marvel Comics Reimagines Hip-Hop Album Covers

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Of all things to happen, I didn’t think this collaboration would come about, but it has.

Marvel Comics has paid tribute to classic hip-hop in amazing new variant covers and plans to create plenty more, with 50 creations in the pipeline.

Hit the link to see some of my favourites from the first round of pieces.

A Visual Feast of the Vivid Sydney Lights

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This year, I didn’t get to really experience the lights at Vivid Sydney as much as I would have liked to. If I had an event on during the week, I would check out some of the installations nearby, but it wasn’t as extensive as I have been able to do in previous years.

Luckily, my friend and workmate Michelle Blazevic offered to go and capture what she thought was the best from Vivid Sydney 2015. Click the link to see her best photos!

Photo above: ‘Transcendence’ at Martin Place.

Chris Yee: Mad Love

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The Japan Foundation, Sydney is set to present “Mad Love”, a contemporary art exhibition featuring a series of manga-style illustrations by Chris Yee as part of the Japan Foundation Gallery’s Contemporary Art Mini Series.

Kicks off this Thursday evening at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Sydney.

Stanley Donwood: The Panic Office

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The Panic Office, a full-scale exhibition showcasing the artwork of long-term Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood, is heading down under – and kicks off this weekend!

Presented by Semi-Permanent and Carriageworks, The Panic Office is touted as an interactive and retrospective exhibition that will take over Sydney’s Carriageworks from May 21 – June 6, boasting over 5,000 pieces of artwork in a purpose built 6,000 sqm space. Craziness!

Vivid Sydney 2015: Lights, Music and Ideas Festival

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Sydney’s annual lights, music and ideas festival, Vivid Sydney, is back on again this year from 22 May – 8 June 2015.

For 18 days, creative practitioners, corporate professionals, families and people of all generations take advantage of Sydney’s mild winter weather and engage with a truly spectacular event.

Will you be taking part?