My re-done portrait of the old farmer is all finished! I could have kept going with the details but forced myself to stop otherwise it would loose the background colour scheme (90cm x 110cm, acrylic on canvas). #portraitpainting#contemporyart
Long story short about grumbling:
Local artist/NSCAD teacher was living off massive art grants the last 40 years, while also claiming all his expenses as tax rebates, and then didn't put any work up for sale.
I ended up in some goddamn discussion of local artists about it and expressed my disgust with this.
Those spaces and grants should be for artists trying to make a living from this, not for people wanting a free ride.
Then I was told I don't have an opinion as I am not a real artist and only produce wall decor.
This project was in the works before that, but it really added some fuel to the tanks.
The art show will be somewhere in Halifax, outside, random, possibly in several locations at once, with eventual print run follow up shows for good measure.
Inspired by the Art World telling me to go fuck off for the last ten years.
No, Art World, fuck you. You ballsless, wet shit, with your lack of message, or political discourse.
I won't paint fucking normal tree scenes, light houses and "art that fits in"; just to please you cunts, I will always add the Strange Folk to my forest scenes, etc, and I don't give a fuck about your limitations of imaginations.
LET'S FUCKING DO THIS, HALIFAX. ...... Anyway here is a preview video of those pieces all at once to give a better idea for the shape of things.
Various $5 poster prints avaliable at Daily Sweets on Oxford St, Halifax.
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Have you visited our Machinery Street spaces in Bowen Hills? A shared initiative of @qcagalleries and @lendlease , the galleries are an exciting new avenue to present student work.
Today, we installed a new exhibition entitled 'Luz' by students of QCA’s Lighting as a Visual Language - an exhibition that explores creative interpretations of light through the medium of zine. The research and development behind this project was conducted in collaboration with the @slqapdl , @slqedge and @zicsaus
Shaped by their means of production, self-published zines, tomes and periodicals have seeped into mainstream culture. From the extreme, goal-oriented, professional and slick to the deliberate, activist, naive and the shambling, the liberating force of self-publishing allows for greater differentiation in terms of content, distribution and editorial say.
These students analyse the emotional and expressive qualities of their imagery through the application of light and form and contextualise their practice in terms of the characterisation of the subject and how this translates into meaning within the context of the Zine.
Here’s a little update on cheeky Charlie the corella of @vonnyk.art. He’s starting to look a little less like a blob and a little more like a bird. White birds are tough! This one I’m doing the shadows in blue, and my sulphur-crested cockatoo in purple. Fingers crossed it pays off in the end.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful winter day! It’s a... BIT windy, but the sun is glorious!
Oh who am I kidding. The entire apartment block is about to be blown over! If you never hear from me again, I’ve been blown off my own balcony. 😂
I'm a finalist in the #lethbridge10000 art prize @lethbridgegallery again this year! Make sure you check it out at https://10000.lethbridgegallery.com/10000finalists.php?finalist_year=2018 and come along to the opening night on the 14th July.
‘The Duke & the Jester’ found a new home on the weekend. 🐦🐧 Artwork by Struan Hopwood