A DAY IN AUSTRALIA – Paper Art Exhibition by Marine Coutroutsios

A day in Australia celebrates the natural beauty of Australia. This exhibition showcases a new series of Paper artworks inspired by Marine Coutroutsios’s walks in the forests of Australia. These Paper cuts are her own interpretation of seeing the sky from beneath the shadows of the ferns. Each artwork from this series has different colour scheme echoing a different time of day. “My work is all about aesthetic, I play with representative and abstract designs offering more than one possible way of interpretation to trigger your imagination. I wish to uplift and bring an optimistic and colourful energy as well as a sense of wonder”.

Her popular series inspired by Australian Birds will be also exhibited for those who missed her latest show.

Marine Coutroutsios is a French artist living in Sydney since 2012. She makes Paper Art using scalpel and scissors and creates installations and sculptures for her personal art practice alongside commissions for commercial illustrations and paper installations.

8th September – 6th October
Alliance Française
257 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Opening hours :

  • Mon-Thu : 9am – 6.45pm
  • Fri : 9am – 4.45pm
  • Sat : 8.30am – 2.30pm


10.09.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

The Little Death ticket giveaway

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Thanks to our friends at eOne Films,  Design Federation are giving away Four Double passes to the film “The Little Death” Enter the The Little Death ticket giveaway →

08.09.14. filed under Featured Giveaway. No Comments →

Space Folding

Enter through an archway and into a towering cylinder to be electrified by moving multi-coloured light.

Inspired by Middle Eastern architecture and the skyline of Dubai artist Zina Kaye has created something truly sublime. Space Folding is the first work in a new series by creative technologist Zina who professionally builds user-centred playful machines.

Space Folding translates flight data into a unique spatial experience designed to enable interpretation of complex information in new ways. The work reveals geographic and velocity patterns as well using the data to seed sensorial movement patterns.

Zina’s professional practice informed both the development and build of the work. As Managing Director of digital innovation agency Holly Sydney she’s defined an agency-wide methodology for elegant iterative prototyping. Inspired by product operations management the company separates the engineering process from the programmatic platform and brings it back together with customised creative programming glue where required.

The sculpture has been selected to be a part of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 in Dubai and before it goes on tour it will be on display in Sydney.  Over four days, from the 23rd of August to the 26th the work will be open to the public and the team will continue to develop the work in situ based on public interaction.

Space Folding: 23-26 August, 11am-8pm, The Rocks Pop-Up, Shop 2.05, 140 George Street, The Rocks.

The Rocks Pop-up is an initiative of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to find creative uses for temporarily vacant buildings, attracting new visitors to Sydney’s historic heart.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

For more information contact: Jonny Hurn jonny@hol.ly 0487 747 061

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The Lab – Art Pharmacy

Art Pharmacy partners with the 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival to host its fifth consecutive show, The Lab.

On Thursday 4th September the Art Pharmacy will launch The Lab, an interactive gallery space which will house a selling exhibition of undiscovered contemporary art, featuring a range of original works from painters, photographers, illustrators, print makers and sculptors. Read all about The Lab →

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Crowdfund for a feed – help publish an Afghan recipe book (on Indiegogo)

We like a delicious cross-cultural typographic challenge. Here is one blending these ingredients into a community project. This cook-book is being created from a selection of traditional Afghan dishes involving the courageous spirit of the Afghan community living in Sydney. Partly bi-lingual, in English with Dari calligraphy, it is beginning to look rather tasty.

By assisting with this crowd-funding the call-out supports a nutritional education program working with Afghan refugees and aims to add community capacity and enjoyable values through a peaceful cultural interchange. Several recipes are vegetarian friendly with a focus is on healthy living while sharing heritage cuisine across generations, such as Boulani flatbread, Mantu dumpling, Shollah mung-beans and Afghan’s national rice dish Kabhuli Pilau.

To check it out, follow this link to Indiegogo

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5 August, 7pm
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne
Register here

In this exciting Dean’s lecture, Ma Yansong will present the recent projects of MAD Architects and introduce the architectural idea of “Shan Shui City”. To Yansong, this idea does not just refer to nature, but is also a social ideal of a future city that reflects individual emotional response to the surrounding world. This idea could be taken as a criticism of urbanisation in contemporary China and a vision for the future of chinese cities, which should combine city density, functionality and connection between nature and city dwellers.

Ma Yansong, Founding Principal of MAD Architects, is recognised as an important voice in a new generation of architects and was hailed as one of the world’s most influential and creative young architects by ICON magazine (2008) and Fast Company (2009). This year alone Yansong has been named 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was listed in the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. Ranked at 53, Yansong was the only architect featured on the list.


16.07.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

Win one year of Concept.vu!

Guess what!? We have an awesome giveaway for you today, and its courtesy of Concept.vuConcept.vu is a fast, effective way to manage feedback and approval on your design, video, and audio projects. As a tool, it simplifies the whole collaboration and approval process, reduces the number of iterations on a project, and keeps the client happy. Easy.”

Concept.vu and Design Federation are giving you the chance to win a years subscription to their Studio subscription package valued at $89 a month which equals $1068 for the year, and If that doesn’t get you off your arse to make a few clicks, nothing will.

To enter, simply answer this question “Name one of the plans at Concept.vu

Comp is up, up and over.
09.07.14. filed under Featured Giveaway, Giveaways. No Comments →


Nuke Foundation

An introduction to the world of professional compositing in the industry standard compositing package for high end productions such as The Hobbit, Iron Man, Transformers, Tron: Legacy and The Avengers!  Whether you are new to compositing, or already have experience in other packages such as Shake, Combustion or After Effects, this course with digital artistOscar Knott (The Great Gatsby, I, Frankenstein, JFK: The Smoking Gun) of Cutting Edge is a great  way to first experience the awesome power of Nuke.

14 – 23 July, 6 evenings www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/nuke_foundation/g607 See all the AFTRS OPEN SHORT COURSES →

07.07.14. filed under General. No Comments →


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