Daniel O'Toole Broken Colour

Newest body of work by Daniel O'Toole - Broken Colour

Broken Colour (2018) is a  continuation of Bending Light (2017), a series of works made on location in Melbourne. These new paintings are based on a series of photographic collage studies that utilise a combination of physical distortion and analogue photographic techniques that blur the boundary between the materiality of painting and the surface of the photographic image.  

Broken Colour takes things a little further into abstraction, employing collage as a means of discovery within the picture plane by playing with spacial tension, geometric editing and digital aesthetics. These images are resolved when returned to the analogue space of painted canvas.

Stay up to date with more work from Daniel here

ZEKE’S ARCANA - A TAROT DECK THAT IS UNIQUELY ZEKE.

Each major arcana card will have its own colourful, dynamic take on the classic Rider-Waite cards. Expect plenty of space age twists and sexy otherworldly women.

Magic this strong doesn’t come into the world overnight. It’s going to be a long journey. Don’t miss out on the process - keep an eye on Zeke’s Blog

THE SUN

The Sun is the manifestation of all things right in the world. Love, enjoyment, optimism and positivity. There’s no second guessing this – it signifies very good times and abundance. In fact some say the reversed card still represents exactly the same values – albeit in a minor form. The Sun lights the way for the child rider (your will) who is in perfect control of its stead (your baser self). In other words:  F*ck Yeah!

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THE STAR

The Star can be a welcome reprieve after a period of destruction and turmoil. When the non-essential parts of yourself have been stripped away, your core essence shines bright. The card represents youthfulness and hope. The card is also aligned with The Aquarius star sign. Big ideas are what will excite you and this time you're determined that nothing will get in your way. 

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THE HIGH PRIESTESS

The High Priestess is the guardian of the subconscious. Her appearance signals a lifting of the worldly veil - a transition into intuition and magic. Things aren’t always as they seem and there are often unknowable forces at work. Go inwards, be still, and listen to you deepest intuition. You’ll find answers. All in good time.

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Gina Kiel for Sea Walls - Tairāwhiti

Gina Kiel talks about her epic mural for Sea Walls

“The wave forming in stages internally through the deconstructed parts of the Sea lion represents the sea as the emotion of nature that is currently trying to communicate to us the effects of our destructive actions. Sea lion population numbers have halved and could halve and halve again until extinction within the years of my generation. We have the opportunity to collectively rise with this tide into a new state of awareness where we can live in harmony with nature and all her beings.

After I had sketched up the Sea Lion I discovered a leaking water pipe unintentionally positioned in the heart/shoulder of the Seal, I felt like it was significant so I painted a blue heart around it. We are all made of water.” Gina Kiel

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Special thanks to project partners Eastland Community Trust, JN Williams memorial trust, @gisbornedc@resenecolour, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, Walter Findlay LTD, and to our sponsors 

@gordonharrisartsupplies

@fareast_coffeelover

@frankandalbie

@skinniessungel

@picspeanutbutter,

Martins Hiremaster, Hirepool Gisborne and Evolution Wireless.

Photos by

@abovebelowphoto

@vanessarushtonphotography 

Portrait and in-camera double exposure by @emilyrafteryphotography

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Crack that champaign on that wall!

The bubbles are flowing with this sparkling new murals

Pernod Richard approached us to revamp a beloved poster featuring the Mumm champagne.

We thought Gerad Taylor was just the guy to bring this to life. 

With a classy twist, the poster was rendered in a modern day pin up style.

Pernod Ricard commissioned Apparition Media to paint the artwork in some treasure venues for that extra wow factor.

Sydney Verandah Bar Grows A New Look

TBT to when we smashed out another super cool mural with WA artist Chris Nixon at Verandah Bar in Sydney.

Referencing the local flora with naturally occurring patterns and textures. Nixon created a lush inner city oasis to integrate seamlessly with the great interior by Lucetti Krelle.

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The Dicktator snowboard design with Alex Lehours

Nuclear threats is child's play.

Coming in hot and melting slopes with some nuclear action is Alex Lehours cracker of a design on this limited edition snowboard.

There is nothing more we love then a great creative brief allowing an artist to have fun with it.

Teaming up snowboard.com and Alex Lehours to create The Dicktator. 

 

 

Sound & Colour Tunnel Artwork

Who said tunnels need to be dark and gloomy? Perth Stadium has commission a collab of artists to create this amazing interactive art through a walkway that truely takes your breath away.

Coming together on the project was:

  • Chris Nixon - Lead Design, 
  • Tom Lucey - Lead Design, 
  • Ned Beckley - Sound Design, 
  • Sam Price - Motion Design,
  • Steve Berrick - System Design.
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"Soooooo many hours went into this but it’s so rad to see it come to life - it’s pretty loud and immersive in there so we’re stoked with the final work. It’s had a huge response so far. I'm really keen to do more of this kind of work!"
- Chris Nixon

 

Flaming Gallah Hot Sauce Illustration by Kev

From hot sand to a hot sauce. Australian icon Alf Strewart from Home and Away has now been immortalised on a hot sauce with his famous catchphrase "Ya Flamin' Gallah!" 

Teaming up with tech company GoDaddy, Actor Ray Meagher is the face of their new campaign to show how easy it is for small businesses wanting to take the next step and come online with their ideas.

We chat to Kev O'donnel about his take on doing the illustration for their logo.

"I never watched Home & Away but always thought Ray Meagher’s face was a classic. So when the opportunity 

came to illustrate him I was stoked. His character, Alf Stewart’s penchant for using “Flamin' Galah” is a gift for this job."

The limited edition sauce isn't half bad

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Loving the love cloud

Our friends from Amigo & Amigo have smashed out this beauty for Waverley Council. This interactive lighting installation that illuminates to your heart beat. As visitors physically connect to the sculpture they will be incorporating a part of themselves into the artwork. A work which collects different heartbeat ‘prints’, and unites the individuals; living, visiting and commuting through Bondi Junction.

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Meet a Mad Mandala Mural Master

Meet 'fortyonehunderd' AKA Lizzie Snow.

Spiralling from the great land of nature Lizzie is one of the newest and youngest members to the Chulo Creative team.

Drawing inspiration from the wild and her love for connections Lizzie is creating quite the name for herself as a Mandala Master. 

Check out more of her work here

Moments in time by Joe Whyte

Joe Whyte is a Melbourne based artist moving between the commercial and fine art worlds with ease. An exceptional draftsman capturing sun dappled moments in time on a recent trip to Sydney's pitt street mall.

Make sure you follow Joe on Instagram to stay up to date with his travels and studies.

Shannon "Ice Cream" Crees' mural melts hearts at the Australian Open

What a nice way to open the new year with a new mural at the Australian Open.

Under the scorching sun Shannons new mural for Ice Cream Kings, Haagen-Dazs melts us with aw.

Here are some of the progress pics from event and a little process video.

Portals to other worlds

Artists are able to dip in and out of the imaginary world with a little more ease, a little more confidence and playfulness...blurring the lines like a child. This was beautiful illustrated when we came across Gina Kiel’s recent playful experiments.

When spontaneous moments of light and colour open portals to other worlds
— Gina Kiel

Check out more from Gina’s instagram here

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Nuggets with Heart

Mike Watt worked on some adorable little nugget characters for a KFC social campaign last year with Ogilvy. The KFC agency YUM loved the little nugget characters so much they asked Mike to create a bunch of personalised nuggies for the YUM team's christmas party.

Super cute and tasty little guys...check them out below.