Posts in Category: melbourne

“The Territories” by Photographer Sarah Pannell

A lovely series by Melbourne-based photographer Sarah Pannell (previously featured here). Shot over three visits to the New Territories (a quieter area of the greater Hong Kong region), Pannell’s images take inspiration from the glossy stock photos of famous landmarks that fill the city’s souvenir calendars. “The Territories,” however, offers an alternative view of Hong Kong than those regularly gifted to her by her aunt throughout her childhood. See more below or check out Pannell’s self published tear-out poster book version of the project here.


Sarah Pannell

“Plantsukuroi” by Artist Zhu Ohmu

A collection of unusual hand-made ceramics by Melbourne-based artist Rose Wei aka Zhu Ohmu. Inspired by or, rather, reacting to the trend of 3D printed ceramics, Ohmu’s work offers an interpretation of machine methods that emphasizes the unique quirks and movements that can only be achieved by an artist’s experienced hand. See more images from “Plantsukuroi” below.


Zhu Ohmu

Editor Pick: Julia Trybala

A wonderfully suggestive series of paintings by artist Julia Trybala from Melbourne, Australia. This project was submitted by Trybala and selected as an Editor Pick. Click here if you have work of your own you’d like to share with us. See more images from “Flesh / Gloss” below.


Julia Trybala

Editor Pick: Mel Padilla

Minneapolis-born, Melbourne-based illustrator Mel Padilla’s surreal drawings capture the everyday reveries (and nightmares) that lie beneath the facial expressions of strangers. Discovered via our Submissions platforms, consider participating here if you have work of your own you’d like to share. More images below.


Illustrator Spotlight: Ashley Ronning

A selection of work by Melbourne-based illustrator Ashley Ronning. More images below.

“The Omega Project” by Rone

Rone continues his exploration of doomed and abandoned spaces with his latest immersive exhibition. “The Omega Project” sees the Melbourne-based artist setting up shop in a condemned suburban cottage in his hometown. Granted access and free rein before it’s torn down, Rone has filled the early 1900s weatherboard house with his signature ‘Jane Doe’ portraits. He also teamed up with interior stylist, Carly Spooner, to recreate the archetypal interiors, furthering the jarring mix of beauty and destruction particular to the experience of street art. As Rone explains:

“The concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline is central to the experience of any street artist. As is the idea that whatever you create might be gone the next day. For the artist, street art is all about embracing that transience and impermanence. And for the audience, it’s about seeing it (and taking photos of it) while you can”

Click here to check out the incredible 3D tour created by Phoria as well as more images and video below. While the exhibition starts July 22 and runs until the end of the month, the exact location will only be disclosed via email tomorrow morning to those who RSVP!

Artist Spotlight: Sam Yong

Gorgeous new drawings and paintings from our buddy, Melbourne-based artist Sam Yong. His show “Ritual” features animals and insects but draws from the rituals of human life surrounding birth, death, grief, consumption, mating, and courtship. The exhibition opens at BeinArt Gallery on May 6th. Have a look at a bunch of images below.

Artist Spotlight: Natasha Bieniek

Paintings by Melbourne, Australia-based artist Natasha Bieniek. More images below.