Trust Australian animation studio Rubber House to come up with the goods. For Gotye‘s track, ‘Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver’, from the album Like Drawing Blood, Rubber House have crafted a beautiful video. Based in Melbourne and Sydney and run by directing-duo Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon, Rubber House keeps it old school and creates hand-drawn animation for commercials, music videos, childrens’ series and games, for people like Warner Brothers and the Cartoon Network. This video is mesmerising and manifests a childlike dread that captivates you.
Australian artist Luke Chiswell has a solo exhibition at Bondi Pavilion Gallery in Bondi, Sydney from 13 to 18 March 2012. You can go and sink a few and have a chat with the man himself at the official launch on 14 March from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Luke Chiswell’s practice explores print media, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation to create a strong illustrative aesthetic style. If you’re a regular to Record | Preserve | Share you’ll recognise some of Luke’s art from here or here . Nice!
Lucas Jatoba is a friend of a friend. On his 30th birthday, rather than getting drunk, he decided to give something back. Since he arrived in Australia from Brazil, a lot of beautiful things have happened in his life. So, on the day he turned 30, he decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the people of his adopted city of Sydney. Check out his video and get that warm fuzzy feeling.
Sydney’s iconic and internationally respected Monster Children gallery will hold its final exhibition in December of this year. After five years of operation and over forty individual and group exhibitions, Monster Children directors, Chris Searl and Campbell Milligan, will close the doors of the gallery after the demand for proposed international and domestic creative projects and collaborations becomes a reality. Check out the details of the final show above. Thankfully, this sounds like the close of a chapter, not the end of the story.
I’ve been meaning to paste up some work from my friend Hilary Thackway for ages. As the Creative Editor of the highly anticipated Canberra-based zine, Elodi, Hilary’s illustrations have a whimsical style and a subdued humour that make the parentheses at the corners of your mouth turn upward. Her female characters possess a playful vulnerability – you almost want to fetch them a cup of tea.
The year 2009 will see Hilary make the move from Canberra to Sydney to chase her creative dream – and to break the hearts of hard-edged skater boys! Canberra’s loss is Sydney’s gain – we’ll miss you Hil! See more of Hilary’s work in the gallery below: