We're up for braving the cold now that the Vivid Sydney festival has started. The program gets more ambitious with each year, virtually hypnotising the crowds while providing a perfect antidote for winter nights.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
We love food, as you may have guessed from our regular Sate posts. And we know we're not alone when it comes to wanting to know the source of tantalising treats. Taking that idea to the extreme is TV skit show Portlandia. The hipster couple pictured have asked their waitress about the origins of the chicken on the menu. After some research, the waitress comes back with the chicken's papers. He was called Colin and lived on a nearby farm. With that information on board the hipsters set out to visit the farm to see how Colin lived before coming back to order.
Chef's Special. It's informative, fun and just a little quirky thanks to inventive illustrations and layouts. Butchering tuition has never looked so interesting.
With proteins sorted we're onto the greens. Joost Bakker takes sustainable practice to a whole new level with every venture. His gardens are not only vertical, but edible too. We reckon it'd be easy to try growing this at home and be rewarded with with fresh ingredients at your fingertips...literally!
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Head On Photo Festival. With over 200 events taking place over a month, there's bound to be something for everyone's fancy. The drawcard exhibition is the Head On Portrait Prize, which this year saw some 2,400 entrants with just 40 making the final cut. Pictured is SM05.02.067 depicting volunteer Marlene Ford from finalist Simone Rosenbauer's Small Museum series.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes are in their final weeks at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with the usual fiery debate surrounding the judge's choices echoing. Tim Storrier dazzled with an atypical self-portrait, Imants Tillers took the Wynne and Nigel Mislom's pictured Judo House pt 4 (Golden mud) won the Sulman.
Friday, 11 May 2012
stacked stuff continues to rise. Japanese architects Met are the brains behind these innovative structures that allow shipping containers to be stacked. They're also portable with the firm using the system for their own office.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Pep Ventosa's In The Round series of Carousels (top). Pep's whimsical photographs have an evocative colour palette that seems to sit on the edge of menace and rich beauty. Meanwhile, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park has turned to portraiture using mesh and wire resulting in alluring and haunting images with eyes that mesmerise. This YouTube video gives more of an idea of how Seung's work comes together. Or read our earlier Barely There round-up.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Thomas C. Chung's knitted food isn't new, but the idea is still fresh. Housed in small glass spice-like containers Thomas's miniature wool-works are meticulously detailed. We think the peas in the pod are cute, but to get us warmed as winter sets in we'll take the sliders and fries. We'll also keep on eye on Thomas to see what this Hong Kong raised, Sydney educated, Norway living artist dreams up next.