ReFace documentary broadcast on ABC1 & ABC2 this Sunday!
Are graffiti, stick ups and stencils a scourge of modern society or a legitimate urban art form?
A short documentary follows the ReFace team as they present street art in a unique way online and as part of the Perth International Arts Festival in an attempt to redefine the way we all look at street art.
Sunday Arts, ABC1
SUNDAY AUGUST 2
For more information about ReFace, please visit: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/reface/about.htm
What: Public design presentation full of awesomeness
Where: Hyde Park Hotel
When: Monday 3rd August, 6-9pm
Clare Peake is the editor of tête-à-tête - a new bi-monthly arts newspaper first released in May 2009.
tête-à-tête (or its more familiar name, TAT) was created to provide an opportunity for a greater diversity of critical dialogue to be established in Perth. This lo-fi production focuses on the content reflecting a diverse range of contemporary arts practices on a primarily local level.
TAT is currently a self-funded, free publication distributed mainly by post. Its contributors are both emerging and established artists and writers, who in some cases have not had the opportunity to be previously published. They provide new voices for reflecting on the Perth art scene, which at this current time is ripe for discussion.
The second issue can be downloaded here.
Ben Mitchell is the new artist-in-residence at Midland Atelier. He recently wrote an article for tête-à-tête - a new bimonthly arts newspaper. Its first issue was released in May 2009 and can be downloaded here, and we'll be speaking to Clare Peake, the editor of tête-à-tête in Interview #8.
What do you do?
I am a part time student working on a Dip.Ed at ECU and the rest of the time an artist making paintings, photos and drawings at home, on the streets of Perth and in my Midland Studio. I am working towards a show in February of next year at TAFE. Also looking for some work in the creative industries illustrating or painting.
What do you do? (we’re interested in what you do for a living – your ‘day-job’ – and, if applicable, what creative pursuits you follow outside your day job)
"How it would be, if a house was dreaming"
On one hand urbanscreen is a group of free media artists and architects, dealing with research and development of experimental media installations with the aim to stage urban areas. On the other hand urbanscreen acts as a professional agency which translates the creative potential of this current art form onto the dialogue between commerce and art.
This project at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg stretches the boundaries of some relatively uninteresting architecture through projection animations.
Check out their amazing work in this video.
A brand new Rod Laws sculpture has just arrived. Born and raised in Perth, Rod is known for his distinctive and creative metal sculptures.
ROD LAWS - Artist Statement
"Intrigued by nature's myriad of forms, from planets and stars, to the tiniest of insects, creating metal sculptures that capture even the smallest of magic within nature is my goal."