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See Pasquale Giardino Roar

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It began with a Roar. The year was 1982 - Fitzroy was still a scruffy corner of the city, punk was on the rise and alongside his art school comrades, Pasquale Giardino was fed up. Uninspired by their theory-heavy curriculum, Giardino and his fellow students decided to take matters into their own hands.    Pasquale GIARDINO 'Angel with Heart'   Their answer was Roar Studios - one of Melbourne’s first (and fiercest) artist-run-initiatives. Nested on Brunswick Street, the Roar collective opposed all things status quo. Exhibiting ideas, styles and voices contra to the system, they fast gained traction as a...

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Over the Rainbow | Artist Interview with Philippe Le Miere

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How did a non-fan, Australian-based artist end up fixated with The Wizard of Oz? Philippe Le Miere - the artist behind 'Over the Rainbow' - has wondered the same thing. In this interview he unpacks his journey to Oz. From the joy of villains, to the enduring power of fairytales, discover the profound, personal and peculiar lying just 'Over the Rainbow'.     Philippe Le Miere 'classic wizard of oz magic shoes ruby wicked witch of east'   You typically cover many subjects in a single series. Why did you decide to focus only on The Wizard of Oz this time?   As a teen, I...

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The Wunderkammer | Lessons From The First Collectors

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How do you make sense of the world? For the first collectors, the answer lay with its artistic, natural and fantastical fruit, gathered into rooms called Wunderkammern, or Cabinets of Curiosity. Throughout the European Renaissance, these Wunderkammern housed the beautiful and bizarre, forging not only the first museums, but what we conceive of as collecting, the art market and cultural custodianship.  Frans Francken the Younger's painting 'Chamber of Art and Curiosities', 1636.  What is the Wunderkammer?  Caught between the mysticism of the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment, Wunderkammern were part fantasy, part taxonomy. From a monkey stitched to a fish’s tail, to...

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Difference Between Fine Art and Décor | Your Guide

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The difference between fine art and décor lies with intention. While both can be beautiful and expertly made, décor serves a more straightforward function than art. Literal in meaning, décor exists to embellish interiors, while the value of fine art lies beyond the bounds of its subject matter. In an effort to crystallise this, here’s our guide to telling the difference between décor and fine art. Content Over Subject Matter  Iconic art critic Jerry Saltz coined the difference between content and subject matter. For him, the subject matter constitutes what is depicted, while content relates to how this is depicted.  The subject matter of Charles...

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The Secrets to Hanging Art | Interior Design 101

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When it comes to hanging art, who are you? Are you a devil-may-care type, ultra meticulous or something in-between? This week, we’re here to help you find out with the five types of hangers. From the Anchor, to the Eccentric discover the delights of each type and how they can elevate any space. Which are you?   The EccentricAnything goes with the Eccentric. A combination of 2D and 3D elements, this is the style that fascinates - offering something new with every glance. It the art of hanging styles. Tip: Don’t confine yourself to one artist, object or aesthetic. From...

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