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Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year’s Glover art prize. Nigel Hewitt won the $40,000 prize, the country’s richest landscape award for his work, Woven.

The Tasmanian-born artist, who now lives in Western Australia, used wood ash to depict a forest landscape. Hewitt was thrilled with the award, which honours colonial artist John Glover :: Read the full article »»»»


Rap-mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Charged with Murder

Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rap-mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Charged with Murder

Rap-mogul Marion Suge Knight Charged with Murder

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after prosecutors allege he ran over two men in a southern California parking lot last week, killing one of them.

Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip hop label Death Row Records, was charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, and two counts of felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

The music executive, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder on Friday after surrendering to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.

He was expected to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Melbourne Now via Milkbar

Posted: November 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Melbourne Now via Milkbar

REBLOG! Melbourne Now
Melbourne Now is daylight’s answer to White Night Melbourne, the cultural festival that took the city hostage earlier this year. More manageable and minus the mosh pit, Melbourne Now does what it says – showcasing the works of nearly 400 local artists across a plethora of interactive spaces in the NGV, Ian Potter Centre and Federation Square.

A good place to start is the NGV, where large, psychedelic communal spaces have been erected in the foyer. There’s something deliciously rebellious about playing ping-pong in Melbourne’s most prestigious gallery, and this you can do, as well as stringing your own necklace with trinkets preselected by Meredith Turnbull.

Trippy installations pepper the upper levels, including Patrick Pound’s Gallery of Air – a seemingly random assortment of items that sees a whoopee-cushion, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air screenplay and Wedgwood vase fall unexpectedly into the same category :: Read the full Milkbar article »»»»

via melanie dimmitt