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Can Art Make You Happy?

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We know art can make you feel smart, make you friends and be your best cultural asset. But did you know, it can also make you happy? Studies continue to explore the deep connection between creativity and happiness, finding that art can lower stress levels, help us cope with illness and provide relief from the strain of everyday life. With this in mind, here are three ways we think art is an exercise in feeling good. Join us for some mood boosting art.     Step Outside of Yourself Between work, home and life we can find ourselves trapped inside...

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Talking Art | Your Quick and Easy Toolkit on Speaking With Confidence About Art

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Have you ever been asked what you think about a work of art and not known what to say?   Art is among the richest ways people can connect. It can activate imaginations, ask questions and elicit our values.  But finding the words to communicate this can be a challenge. With this in mind, we’ve devised a toolkit for busy people who want to talk about art, without getting a fine arts degree. Here’s how to talk with confidence about art.       Describe What You See It sounds simple, but consider - what do you see? Sure, art...

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With Flying Colours - Remembering the Iconic Sydney Ball

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What’s in a colour?  According to Sydney Ball, more than you can imagine.  A pioneer of abstract art in Australia, Ball spent his fruitful career at the frontier of the avant-garde.  His swathes of pure hues, like gusts of fresh air are available at Angela Tandori Fine Art.  With a range of bold prints, this collection recalls an artist who continues to inspire contemporary Australian artists.   The turning point for Ball hit in 1963.  While other Australian artists were travelling Europe or joining local art schools, Ball decided to move to New York.  It was here that he met...

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Introducing Gillie and Marc and The Wonderful Adventures of Dogman and Rabbitgirl

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Gillie and Marc are partners in art and love. They met twenty years ago in Hong Kong, when Gillie was a nurse from England and Marc was a boy from Melbourne’s suburbs. Just a week later, they married in the foothills of Mount Everest. Not too long after, Dogman and Rabbitgirl were born. Wildly popular, these figurative characters star in collections across the world. Together - part animal, part human Dogman and Rabbitgirl act as Gillie and Marc’s alter egos - travelling the globe and falling love. Meet the whirlwind genius of Dogman and Rabbitgirl! ___________________________________________________________________________ She loved doing things...

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Nail the Basics - What you need to know about valuing your fine art collection

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Being a Confident Collector is about more that finding the right work of art. It’s also about caring for your art collection and one way to do this, is through valuing. Valuations are a significant yet sometimes curious part of collecting fine art. In an effort to shed some light on this process, we’ve compiled our own FAQ on valuing fine art.     What’s the point of valuing my collection?   There are two kinds of reasons people value their collections. The first is practical.  If your collection is a financial asset for example, a valuation may be necessary....

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