Diary

Artfuly Launch

Artfuly Launch a huge success!

29 July, 2013

The Artfuly Launch last Wednesday was crammed with art-lovers peering over shoulders to get a glimpse of the artworks on show. Our DJ spun relaxed lounge and caricatures flowed from Chris Kelly’s pencils as he moved around the room capturing guests with Artful ease. The artwork on show represents just a small section of the affordable, original art which is available on Artfuly.com, and 11 artists from 4 states exhibited 31 works.

Helene Hardy – SOLD!

17 July, 2013

Artfuly artist Helen Hardy sells ‘Snow Queen’ to Alexander Downer AC.

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What’s on at the NGA and NGV

15 July, 2013

Fortunately for us lovers of art, The National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria both have impressive winter blockbuster exhibitions displaying works from famous and fantastic artists. The masterpieces of Monet and Turner are on tour from the Tate Britain and The Museé Marmottan Monet in Paris.

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Love Lace: Make Lace not War

14 July, 2013

The exhibition contains 130 beautiful lace works by 134 artists from 20 countries. The exhibition is not what you may expect. The works challenge and broaden traditional ideas of lace as the curators have extended the definition to “any openwork structure in which the pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.”

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Paper by FiftyThree

11 July, 2013

For the owner of an iPad, Paper by FiftyThree could provide an outlet for your creativity. The app of the year 2012 provides a blank slate with various tools that make it easy for the user to produce attractive and creative works of art

ARTFULY ARTIST WINE EMERGING ARTIST AWARD!

Artfuly artist wins ‘Emerging Artist Award’!

10 July, 2013

Jacky Murtaugh has just won The SALA Austral Hotel Emerging Artist Award for artists working in painting, photography or other hanging work who have had their first solo exhibition in the past five years.

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MONA’s The Red Queen – why do we create?

10 July, 2013

The wacky MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) opened its newest exhibition The Red Queen on June 18th. Inspired by the Lewis Carroll character – a villain driven to action by an unseen force and the by related biological Red Queen hypothesis, the exhibition explores the theme of why humans are intrinsically driven to create art.

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Re-performing Performance

5 July, 2013

Performance art was an integral part of the expansion of artist communication with audiences around the 1960’s and 70’s and continuing on till today. Artists that paved the way in performance were Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Yayoi Kusama & Caroline Schneemann. The queen of Performance art, Marina Abramovic, was featured in the 13 Rooms exhibition recently in Sydney.

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The death of the gallery

2 July, 2013

Please, don’t be alarmed. Pick your jaws up from the ground, it isn’t that shocking. It also isn’t that new of an idea. In fact, the trajectory of international contemporary art has been slowly realising the death of the Gallery.