The LOEWE Weaves project: is a collection of unique artisan crafted objects, including artist-embellished Galician chestnut roasters, woven leather bags, baskets and accessories. “The act of weaving can take many different meanings and forms; it can be used as decoration or as a way to build a structure,” says Creative director Jonathan Anderson. “We went both ways, with the aim of pushing craft to the extreme and exploring new ways to bring objects to life, turning traditional techniques into something unexpected.”
The Archibull Prize sees students use critical and creative thinking, art and multimedia as a vehicle to inspire young people to investigate and reflect on global sustainability issues through the lens of agriculture and act at a local level. The Archies, as they are affectionately known, have reached over 300,000 students and chalked up some impressive successes. Winners from previous years have been showcased in locations across the country including Flemington and Randwick Racecourses and the NSW Minister for Primary Industries offices in Martin Place in Sydney.
Since the 1970s, Marina Abramović has been pushing past perceived limits of the body and mind, and exploring the relationship between artist and audience, through performances that challenge both herself and the participants emotionally, intellectually, and physically. She uses her own body to convey her ideas. In 2010 at MoMA, Abramović engaged in an extended performance called, The Artist Is Present. Over three months, for eight hours a day, she sat in a chair & met the gaze of 1,000 strangers, many were moved to tears. “It was [a] complete surprise…the need of humans to actually have contact.” https://www.moma.org/artists/26439
In 2022 an Australian NFP is launching the inaugural First Nations Writers Festival.And it's a world first!The initial focus is indigenous writers from Australia, New Zealand and the Greater Pacific from Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea to Fiji and Tonga and all the islands within Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.From each region and each year, the winning women and men writers will be awarded a cash prize of up to A$5,000. Entry is free and criteria apply.The big celebration will coincide with the North Australian Festival of Arts 10 June to 10 July in Townsville.https://firstnationswritersfestival.org/
Dutch artist Tein Lucasson transforms animal portraits in the style of old masters.
What would an animal look like if it were a human? The question is actually a contradiction in terms, and Tein Lucasson’s answer is as humorous as it is creative. With digital photo technology, he combines pet portraits with human poses, celebrating each animal’s unique personality, while drawing on his passion for costume and art history. This creative endevour has become big business for Tein.