Art travel photo workshops Italy Five words meaning adventures of a lifetime. Here’s my five recommended workshops for 2016 combining exploring, culture, good company and artistic endeavour. And wine. Almost anyone who can pick up a brush or pencil or squint behind a lens wants to go to Italy at some stage of their lives. The rest of us simplyContinue reading “Best art, travel photo workshops Italy 2016”
Enter another world where the human body becomes a canvas. New Zealand’s World of Wearable Art Awards bends traditional perceptions of art, technology and fashion. It choreographs garments made of all sorts of unorthodox materials into a visceral performance that dazzles the senses. For me this is the greatest show on earth. Each year the awardsContinue reading “Wearable art rebels against the mundane”
2015 WOW Awards Winners There were 107 entries by 123 designers (some, who worked in pairs on one entry) chosen to appear in this year’s show to compete for a prize pool of 40 awards with a combined value of $NZ165,000. A total of 13 New Zealand-designed garments won 15 awards and 24 awards wereContinue reading “2015 WOW awards winners”
Athens street art has moved way beyond graffiti into powerful social expression. It’s provocative and evocative. There’s no denying the talent. Most artists started out as teenagers doing what teens do – tagging trains and walls. Now they’re even students at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Recently the City of Athens sponsored some of the better workContinue reading “Athens street art will open your eyes”
Artist Tania Wursig paints dramatic feminine figures and exotic flora inspired by her visits to Tahiti. Her bold, sensual new exhibition is called Urban Amazons.
Artist Julian Merrow-Smith runs inspiring week-long painting workshops in his divine corner of Provence. Artists come from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Here’s the lowdown.
Famous Welsh artist Shani Rhys James was just nine years old when she moved from sunny, hot Australia to grey, bitterly cold London. That early childhood journey haunts her art and features in her new Aberystwyth Arts Centre exhibition.