Wednesday, October 4, 2023

UK-based Surface Gallery presents The Deca-dance of Mr.Ray collection

This Summer, Surface Gallery presents the first major UK Exhibition of the multidisciplinary artist Martin Rayment, known for his dreamlike resin collage paintings and animated collage sculptures. Through these media he depicts our universal human experience, through the eye of his practice. The Deca-dance of Mr.Ray brings together artworks from the first decade of his career, unveiling for the first time the full range of his distinctive multi-layered work.
Steve Smith

Legendary Australian cricketer Steve Smith launches digital art collection based on iconic Ashes moments

Following an incredible Ashes win, Steve Smith, one of the most celebrated cricketers, is set to redefine the intersection of sports and art with The Steve Smith Masterpiece Innings Collection. The digital art collection features 6 artworks, each showcasing a notable moment from an Ashes test where Steve's brilliance was cemented in sporting history. This limited edition release is set to captivate cricket enthusiasts, art lovers, and digital collectors alike.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Rise of the Beasts: Why Machupicchu was a much-needed curveball in the new Transformers...

The premiere of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has been a success. The mega-production shot in Peru includes the ancient ruins of Cusco (Machupicchu) and San Martin (Tarapoto).
Marco Pizzoni, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Way Experience

Chinese art lovers to get virtual tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s works on Alipay

Ahead of 2023 International Museum Day, Digital to Asia, an Italian digital marketing agency focused on Chinese market, and Way Experience, an Italian production firm that creates AR and VR immersive experiences for the culture and tourism sectors, launched an innovative virtual tour featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s art on Alipay, the digital open platform in China.
Greystanes creators Ryan Cauchi and Matt Ferro

TikTok horror series Greystanes to spotlight Maltese-Australian folklore

AACTA-nominated writer/director Ryan Cauchi and Matt Ferro (The Matrix, Happy Feet) have joined forces to create scripted Maltese-Australian horror drama series Greystanes, with 15 x 1-minute episodes to be released exclusively on TikTok. A recipient of Screen Australia, NZ On Air and TikTok’s Every Voice initiative, the series is in production, to be release in October. 
Matt Drummond

Matt Drummond: A creative visionary behind Australia’s next blockbuster

Many years in the making, The Secret Kingdom, was released into Aussie cinemas in April, in a triumph for its writer, producer and director, Matt Drummond. The film tells the story of anxious Peter (12) and his sister Verity (9), taken underground by a garrison of pangolin. Matt was Director of Photography, Producer, Writer, Visual Effects artist and Director. 
Zex Bilangilangi

The Ugandan music scene: 5 new trends to like about the industry

Ugandan music faces tough competition from West Africa, South Africa, and occasionally, Tanzanians, Kenyans and Rwandans. It always feels like every time I'm tuning back into the 256, many people on the internet are crying to promoters to bring some new Naija kid on the block.
Painting on wall

Arts in Hong Kong: A vibrant citywide celebration of creativity this spring

The eyes of the art world turn to Hong Kong this week as colour, creativity and vibrancy descend upon the city for the arts and culture scene. Headlined by large-scale fairs Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, the globally renowned celebration of arts and culture sees a suite of top events, encounters and experiences taking place throughout the city, showcasing Hong Kong’s thriving creative landscape while reinforcing its position as a global cultural hub.
Bobby holmes contenstant

Gold Coast surf-rocker discovered by Australian Idol releases first single

Surf-rocker Bobby Holmes has released his first music single “Surfing the Swell,” (available on all streaming platforms) just after his performance on the resurrected Australian Idol. Having recently finished High School, Bobby Holmes is now primarily focused on his musical career, and is already performing at venues on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane and surrounds.

ANA appoints Astrid Jorgensen and Daniel Riley as Board Associates

Australia’s arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), has announced Astrid Jorgensen, the founding director of Pub Choir, and acclaimed dancer and choreographer Daniel Riley, a Wiradjuri man, will join the ANA Board as Associates in 2023. Astrid Jorgensen is a Brisbane-based conductor, composer, producer, and presenter. She is the founding director of Pub Choir and Couch Choir. Whether on stage, TV, radio, or online, Astrid’s approach to accessible music-making has been viewed by millions worldwide and has seen her collaborate with musical greats such as The Rolling Stones, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn.