Category Archives: Displays/ Exhibits

Exercise = subway ticket

To promote exercise and the 2014 Olympics, a very special ticket machine has been installed at the Moscow subway station.

Instead of accepting money as payment, the high-tech ticket machine only accepted exercise. Riders could receive a free ticket by standing in front of the machine’s camera, and performing 30 squats. The idea is to get people active and amped for the games.

If you could do a little bit of exercise in exchange for a train ticket, would you?

Addicted to Pinterest

I admit it, I’m getting addicted to Pinterest. If you feel the same or, better, if you’re trying to take advantage from a marketing POV of people’s addiction to Pinterest, then you should check out this infographic that the guys at Flowtown recently put together.

 

Emerging local artists

The IMA: Institute of Modern Art is inviting artists who are 6 years out of art school, who have not yet exhibited at IMA and who were born or are living in Queensland to submit their portfolios to be considered for showcasing at the 2012 Fresh Cut exhibit at the IMA. All you need to do is submit your portfolio by 28 March via:
• email [robert@ima.org.au]
• post [IMA, PO Box 2176, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
• or drop it off at the IMA office [420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006]
Note: They will not be returned.

This annual exhibition has been running since 1997 and is a great platform for emerging artists to mingle and share their work and views.

Are you ready to put yourself out there? Hurry as you only have 7 days to enter!

Yours with Art Exhibitions,
Amber van Sloten

Children’s Art Centre Exhibitions

Having a 20 month old toddler, I know how challenging it can be coming up with new and exciting activities for kids… especially when it’s raining!

This said, I have to share with you my weekend visit to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). They have a great interactive kids exhibition running at the moment called Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room, 2002 (running 19 November 2011 – 11 March 2012). The obliteration room invites visitors to obliterate the completely white surfaces of a life sized Australian living room, re-created within the Gallery, with coloured adhesive dots.

I could not hazard a guess at how many thousands of dots there are already in the room!

Children's Art Centre Exhibitions

About the Artist: Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today. When she was a small girl she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings and even her own body. For 40 years she has made paintings, sculptures and photographs using dots to cover surfaces and fill rooms. Kusama calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something.

Check out the current kids exhibitions here.

Yours in creative kids entertainment,
Tanya.

Matisse ‘Up Late’

Up late is back at GOMA with the current Matisse: Drawing Life exhibit, running from 20 January-2 March 2012 on Fridays 5.30-10pm.

With an exciting line-up planned….

This Friday 3 February 8.30pm Tyrone Noonan (AUS/USA) – originally from Brisbane :)
10 February Brous (AUS)
17 February Jason Lytle (USA)
24 February Halfway (AUS)
2 March Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (USA) – Tickets selling fast!!!

Catch up with friends for a drink and a bite to eat, check out the extensive Matisse exhibit, experience ‘The Drawing Room’ come to life and enjoy the sweet sounds of live acoustic music performances.

Want to read more on Matisse, check out Angie’s blog >

So yr dilemma is you’re spoilt for choice, Which night will you go? I’ve locked in this Friday, so might see you there!

Yours on the Brisbane Nightlife,
Amber van Sloten

Matisse at GOMA


Art lovers will agree that Henri Matisse was an artist of classical greatness. His career was long and varied, covering many different styles of painting from Impressionism to near Abstraction. Early on in his career, he was viewed as a Fauvist, and his celebration of bright colours reached its peak in 1917 when he began to spend more time on the French Riviera at Nice and Vence. This is where he completed most of his exciting paintings. In 1941, Matisse was diagnosed as having duodenal cancer and was permanently confined to a wheelchair. It was in this condition that he completed the magnificent Chapel of the Rosary in Vence. The above painting “Purple Robe and Anemones” is one of my favourites. I love it because of it’s abstract feel and use of colour and as with most of Matisse’s works, still looks great today in most settings.

Matisse was also a born leader and taught and encouraged other painters. Brisbane artists and art lovers alike are very lucky to be able to view the works of this great artist on display at GOMA until 4th March 2012.

The exhibition, titled ‘Matisse Drawing Life’ is the most comprehensive exhibition of Henri Matisse’s prints ever mounted. It has been presented in partnership with the Bibliotheque nationale de France and includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books.

An interactive large-scale drawing studio for visitors will feature The Drawing Room, inspired by Matisse and his working environments in GOMA’s Long Gallery.

Yours in Classic Artists,

Angie

VonVintage at Urban Grind

VonVintage

 

Brisbane-based photographer Mark Lobo will host his first Von Vintage exhibition at Paddington cafe Urban Grind from November 27.

Von Vintage, according to Mark, showcases the keepsakes of the past as remembered through the eyes of a dying media.

“It’s an effort to preserve the beauty in objects that once were so common place, now slowly finding their ways into op-shops and land fill,” he said. “Using old vintage film cameras, the images appear almost timeless – they could have been shot half a century ago or yesterday.”

The exhibition will be at Urban Grind, 121 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. From November 27th until December 10th. If you’ve not yet been to Urban Grind then this is your opportunity to sample the great atmosphere and check out this great photographic exhibition.

To find out more about VonVintage visit the website, follow on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook – whichever tickles your fancy.

Yours in photography,
Justine.

Celebrity Genius

One of my greatest loves is dancing and I appreciate the dedication and hours of hard work that goes into a professionally choreographed dance production having spent 25 years of my life as a “Dance Mum” during my two daughters’ dancing days. Dancing is an Art and it takes a true artist to be able to choreograph and present a great dance routine that will capture the audience’s attention and entertain them with great technique, stage presentation and costumes. One such talented choreographer is Jason Coleman.

Both of my daughters are extremely lucky to have been in Jason’s dance classes when he visited their dance school on a regular basis for Dance Workshops and would choreograph dance routines for them. Jason was also nice enough to invite the parents in to watch on occasions. This was a rare treat.

Jason is currently appearing on the Channel 9 TV show “Celebrity Apprentice”. I have only been watching this show because of Jason. You most likely would have seen either Jason or his choreography on TV, Live Stage or Big Screen. Jason has choreographed for artists such as Christine Anu, Tina Arena, Human Nature, Chaka Khan, Vanessa Amorossi, John Farnham and Kate Cebrano to name just a few. He has also choreographed for TV shows such as Water Rats, G.P, E Street and Popstars and many more.

Jason’s involvement in choreography also includes the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Handover Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and was Director of Choreography for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Asian Games in Doha Qatar. He was also Choreographer and Dance Consultant on the feature film “Happy Feet. Jason consequently also played a motion capture performance.

Jasons list of credits is endless and you can read more about him on his Jason Colemans Ministry of Dance site which is the Dance School that Jason runs in North Melbourne.

Yours in Great Dance Choreography

Angie Rapisarda

Turning trash into art

One Beach Poster

In a very fitting promotion for a film about creative people who support clean and sustainable beaches, American ad agency BBDO SF, along with Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, developed this inspiring and eye-catching billboard poster. As you will see from the video posted this mammoth piece of art was constructed using around 18,000 pieces of beach trash, collected from around the Southern California Coasts. The project took four local artists four days of careful selection, positioning and adhesion to create this brilliant display.

The colourful artwork not only successfully promotes Barefoot’s new film ‘One Beach,’ but also sends a clear message to viewers that litter belongs in the garbage and not the beach.

 

 

You can also check out the movie Barefoot Facebook page.

 

Yours in inspiring design

Dawn