Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Looking to give your students access to the latest contemporary practice in art, design and photography?........this site displays work from young Australian artists outside the mainstream.

"[weAREtheIMAGEmakers] (WATIM) is a not for profit online publication which promotes australian artists, illustrators, designers and photographers. WATIM provides a platform for both established and emerging australian creatives to show their work to a worldwide audience online.

Since WATIM was launched in 2005, they have showcased the work of over 150 australian creatives and published a new issue every couple of months, each featuring interviews with some of australia’s most talented artists and photographers. The site now also acts as an online database of creative aussies, providing great exposure and support for local artists, projects, exhibitions and events."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Silent Giants

The Silent Giants are a new three-man design team from Michigan, and though they’ve only done a few posters so far, they are already garnering a lot of praise and attention. They have been lucky enough to work with notable acts like Xiu Xiu, Wolf Parade, The National, Bon Iver, etc.

Data Processing Video

The Nest That Sailed The Sky

Another video from Glen Marshall using his animation system and programmed in the Processing language.

Music by Peter Gabriel, from his album OVO - The Millennium Show (Millennium Dome, London). Marshall used the image on the album cover for the sprites in the animation.

Glen Marshall Landscapes

"This is a test film I made a few years ago, using one of my favourite software apps ever - Terragen. Music by Ligeti.

It’s just a study of natural landscapes and rock formations, with care for composition, lighting and camera, inspired by Kubrick and Koyaanisqatsi cinematography.

Terragen uses height-field maps (flat grayscale images) to create its land forms, but another wonderful piece of shareware software called World Machine makes the creation of heightfield maps an artistic, mathematical and geological pre-production stage before rendering these in environments through Terragen." Glen Marshall

Roland Flexner

Roland Flexner evokes otherworldly landscapes, frozen lakes and deep space implosions in his Sumi Drawings. Using a set of process-based techniques, filaments, flows, reflections, stratifications and geological formations arise from techniques applied to the tradition of Sumigashi – a process where Sumi ink is floated on layers of gelatine and water.

See more at

Craig Ward and 'Processing'

Craig Ward uses open source programming to 'grow' designs that allow for true random elements to enter the projects he works on with Sean and Karl Freeman.
See more at

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wacom Community

Illustrators and tablet users. Wacom Community have an extensive site full of artist profiles, galleries and tutorials. Featured artist is currently Vofan (anime artist) whose use of light and soft colours breaks with the traditions associated with this genre of illustration. See more at

Friday, January 9, 2009

Data Aesthetics

Interested in data aesthetics (the visual or aural representation/interpretation of data). If so you should look at the work of Corby and Bailey .This is an fascinating and quickly burgeoning area of digital art practice. View more at

Video on a Shoestring

Anyone looking to make good quality video without having to run into big dollars might take a look at the work of Cesar Kuriyama who produced/directed the clip "Long Gone" for Fat City Reprise.....................All the footage was shot on a Nikon D200 DSLR.

45,00 stills later, a mac laptop, iphoto (to organise stills), Eyeon Fusion (for the look) and Final Cut (editing); Kuriyama had a work that broke all the rules for video production.

Get the directors own take at

Clicking on the image for the video takes you to a new page where you can read all the specs, watch the clip (again if you wish) and afterwards scroll down to a nice posting by Hunter S Thompson.

And further down for the tech heads a nice bit of enlightenment from Kuriyama in a reply to a post by Thomas Fransden.

If you have the time have a look at "What Else is There?" and "Khoda". Links are provided under 'recent activity' .

Art Forum

Anyone looking for an expansive forum dealing with networking, art industry, art market, arteducation, art events, art competitions, employment opportunities, peer critique, regional and international forums plus a listing of extensive links check out

Note that I have not checked the above site out thoroughly, don't go expecting to do the meet and greet with artists at the top of the tree, but; trawling the postings produces some interesting insights.

Good opportunities for allowing students to peer review work and gain access to feedback from a broader art community could be accessed through

On a more serious note the Association for Temporary Art offers access to art dealing with contemporary issues (check out their archive) and online seminars. Find this at

Loking to find what's on the galleries, visit

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It's underway but don't hold your breath, this is going to take some time to put together. But if you are looking for something different, for something you can't find, don't have, but want....need to bounce some ideas around, share thoughts, inspire or be inspired, you may have come to the right place.