Bruno Torfs’ garden of magickal and mystical beings in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Sculptor and Artist Bruno Torfs’ garden, part of the luscious sub-alpine forests of Australia’s Marysville, is home to a wonderful array of magickal and mystical beings that he himself carved from wood and made using earthenware. Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden, located in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, has long been a haven for those with a connection to nature and its magickal inhabitants. Among the garden’s … Continue reading Bruno Torfs’ garden of magickal and mystical beings in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Courtney Mattison: Ocean advocate and artist using ceramics to depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and threats it faces

Sculptor and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison creates ceramic installations that depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and the human-caused threats they face to “move us to value the blue planet we live on in ways that scientific data often cannot”. In her Our Changing Seas series, Courtney Mattison provides an artistic impression of what is happening at sea with corals, particularly coral bleaching. The … Continue reading Courtney Mattison: Ocean advocate and artist using ceramics to depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and threats it faces

Pangrok Sulap: Artist collective translating issues affecting Malaysian Borneo communities on to woodcuts

Pangrok Sulap are an artist collective who use woodcut printing to make banners and posters that raise awareness about social and environmental issues in Borneo’s regional communities. The group, which first came together in 2010, consist of indigenous Dusun and Murut artists, musicians and social activists who are dedicated to empowering rural communities through art in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. They have consistently fought against censorship, … Continue reading Pangrok Sulap: Artist collective translating issues affecting Malaysian Borneo communities on to woodcuts

Osvaldo Menegazzi: Tarot artist preserving the tradition of tarot in Milan, said to be the birthplace of tarot

Italian tarot artist Osvaldo Menegazzi has spent decades designing and selling tarot cards, or tarocchi, in his shop, Il Meneghello. Every card a handmade work of art, Osvaldo Menegazzi draws and paints each one from his Milan-based shop. The artist is preserving the tradition of tarot in the Italian city believed to be the origins of tarot, where the oldest surviving cards date back to … Continue reading Osvaldo Menegazzi: Tarot artist preserving the tradition of tarot in Milan, said to be the birthplace of tarot

#CreateCOP25 contest calls on young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis

Art Partner is calling for young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis through a variety of mediums. The contest – #CreateCOP25 – is open to young creatives and climate activists, between the ages of 14-30, to submit artistic responses to the environment and climate emergency. The six most impactful works will be publicised during the United Nation’s COP25 climate conference this December in Chile. … Continue reading #CreateCOP25 contest calls on young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis

Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Suffolk’s Thetford Forest is now the temporary home to a scuplture trail of 10 life-size figures based on Classical figures such as Cupid, the Three Graces, and Venus de Milo – each representing custodians of the past looking over our forests. The sculptures, Future Forest, were created by artist Lisa Wright and are set within six installations made by British theatre set designer Tom Piper … Continue reading Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Narisha Cash: Aboriginal female graffiti artist inspiring young people across Australia

Narisha “Nish” Cash, an Aboriginal self-taught female graffiti artist from Adelaide, is challenging the misconception that the world of graffiti and street art is a “man’s world”. The Jingili and Mudburra artist has been a regular on the street art scene in the South Australian city since the 1990s when at the age of 15 she first started paving street walls with her work. With … Continue reading Narisha Cash: Aboriginal female graffiti artist inspiring young people across Australia

Blake McFarland: Artist turns recycled tyres into marvellous, life-sized animal sculptures

Tyres are finding new life as life-sized sculptures of animals courtesy of Blake McFarland’s visions. The former baseball player and mixed-materials artist has created an animal kingdom of artworks which include a cougar that stands around 4 ft tall and 7 ft long; a tiger made from 4,000 shreds of Goodyear tyres; and pandas created using black and white recycled tyres. Each sculpture uses strategically … Continue reading Blake McFarland: Artist turns recycled tyres into marvellous, life-sized animal sculptures

Impermanent Nature: Cryptik explores a world beyond notions of life and death in solo exhibition

LA-based artist Cryptik explores impermanence – a world beyond notions of life and death – in his first solo exhibition, Impermanent Nature. In Impermanent Nature, which is currently on display at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris until 19 October, Cryptik takes the law of nature – “all that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts forever” – as his starting point to honour the cycle of life throughout … Continue reading Impermanent Nature: Cryptik explores a world beyond notions of life and death in solo exhibition

Recycle Me Mosaics: Creating mosaic art from recycled bits and pieces

Smashed plates, sweet wrappers and broken car windows, there’s a use in all of these discarded things for mosaic artist Katy Gailbraith. The Scottish artist, who works from her studio in Perthshire, creates mosaics from mostly recycled and upcycled bits and pieces. Among the artist’s creations include an Om plaque on slate; a turquoise tabletop featuring little birds, made from recycled materials, including bone china … Continue reading Recycle Me Mosaics: Creating mosaic art from recycled bits and pieces