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Tetris in Live Lanes

If you head down Abercrombie Lane, off George St (next to the cinemas) you may be in danger of being hit by a falling tetris block. Installation art by Gaffa Gallery artists and project team: Kelly Robson, Ella Barclay, Hugh Rutherford, Adrianne Tasker, Ben Backhouse. They write: There are grand implications of error here that lead to questions, such as who exactly has been playing Giant Tetris? What were they trying to do? Could I have done better? Is the city grid similar to a computer game or different? What brain-space am I in when I’m playing games on my computer? Is it more or less alert than when I’m waiting in line for a sandwich? The work...

Tetris in Live Lanes
posted on: Jan 6, 2009 | author: Edna

Sydney: Finders Keepers Markets

Anyone with a thing for design should get themselve down to CarriageWorks this weekend for the Finders Keepers Markets. Running on Friday evening and Saturday day/night, the markets feature over 60 emerging designers and artist hawking their wares. There’s food, music and bar to keep you occupied as well. Don’t know where CarriageWorks is? Check out the nifty little map I stole borrowed from the Finders Keepers...

Sydney: Finders Keepers Markets
posted on: Dec 3, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Urban Capture the Flag

Add this to the file of things I wish went on in Sydney but am too lazy to organise myself – an urban game of capture the flag using glowsticks for team colours. 1700 people took part in a 2 team game held in Toronto on the weekend. thats 850 person teams. Unreal! Go check out the photos at Torontoist and be sure to let the DEGOURGET team know if you organise a game in our fair...

Urban Capture the Flag
posted on: Oct 22, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

The START: Superheroes of motion design...

Motion graphics is often considered somewhat the pinnacle of the modern commercial design. No other contemporary art form has quite such a universal appeal. Art lover, designer or not, as long as you have got eyes – it’s hard not to appreciate shiny, pretty, moving things. Our friends, The Start have launched their new studio – specialising in motion, illustration and design, the START are here to change the world. It may be a new studio, but its powered by some serious veteran experience – the high skill level is evident and the fresh aesthetic sensibility is a welcome change to the local scene. And they’ve already accomplished some big things: Their new site TheBrandNewStart has already been...

The START: Superheroes of motion design
posted on: Oct 21, 2008 | author: sneak

Sydney: Reportage Festival

The Reportage festival is currently running in Sydney. Tagged as ‘a celebration of photojournalism’ the festival showcases work by both local and international photographers and involves a a mix of exhibitions, documentary screenings and seminars. Reportage is a Sydney based photojournalism forum that has been running since 1999 with the aim ‘to inform, share and inspire the visual community and the general public alike’ Sydney peeps should visit the festival site to check out screening times and other going ons. The movies are showing at the Chauvel Cinema till Thursday October 16th and an exhibition by Giorgia Fiorio is running at the Australian Centre for Photography till the end of the...

Sydney: Reportage Festival
posted on: Oct 14, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

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