Australian art school graduate pockets 35,000 dollars with ‘science fiction prop’ sculpture


Lachlan Petras was awarded the AUD35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize at the 2012 “Hatched” National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Invisible paintings by Filipino artist Edd Aragon light up in Yuchengco Museum – profile


An increasing number of artists are working with light as part of their art creation. Now Filipino-born artist Edd Aragon has developed his own UV light-reactive paint.

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Hong Kong gets first major Australian art survey


“WATTLE: Contemporary Australian Art”, the first show of it’s kind to hit Hong Kong, exhibits 45 artists and is a comprehensive overview of the county’s art production.

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Words in Art: Australian artist Josephine Starrs maps rivers with poetry


Australian artists Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski use poetry, local quotes and lyrics in their environmentally-conscious new media art.

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Art Radar explores use of words in Asian contemporary art: A series introduction


Art Radar Asia introduces the reader to a new series of interviews with Asian artists working with words in art. Among the artists and artist groups we speak with are Raqs Media Collective (India), Hung Keung (Hong Kong), Sujata Bajaj (India), Wenda Gu (China), Manuel Ocampo (Philippines) and Josephine Starrs (Australia). We have asked them questions about why and how they use words, script and text in their works and why language is significant to their work and to their world.

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