All posts in Art etc.

  • Nic De Carlo

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    Nic is an artist – both on paper and on a surfboard. He’s a renaissance man & he’s the latest in our people series.

    For a brief while we were housemates. I remember seeing Nic kneeling on the floor in the lounge room, as if in prayer. Hunched over a canvas and painting a girl on a surfboard—he was making it for his girlfriend.

    It was the first time I’d seen him paint. I’m not sure why I was surprised, Nic is no introvert, he’s as comfortable in rainbow flares and a patchwork jacket as he is in an ironed shirt and slacks come Monday morning.

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  • Falls Festival – Tasmania, 2014

    Le Sunshine

    First published on Groupie Magazine.

    I stepped off the plane and the wind nearly threw me off the top of the stairs as rain stung my face. It was my first visit to Tasmania and it was a severe welcome. I would quickly learn that summer is a relative term here.

    A car full of mates met me outside and we wasted no time with pleasantries. The car was loaded with camping gear and we headed east, to Marion Bay. Falls Festival prides itself on its remote and leafy locales and this most Southern of the shows was tucked alongside Hobart with thick bush to the North and the ocean to the South. As we drove towards grey skies we all focused on the music that would keep us warm for the next three days.

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  • Tynan Curry

    Tynan is the latest creative creature to be featured in the Le Sunshine people series. He’s a photographer, a film maker and deadly on a surfboard. And this week his work is on show at the Tap Gallery, don’t miss it.

    I met Tynan at a mates place in Canberra. Tynan had grown up on the south coast and Canberra was the first big city he got to as his eyes grew wider and he decided to stretch his legs, out into the world.

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  • Quito, the plaza, the heart

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    Petey looks at the world with eyes open wider than most, he’s wise beyond his years and this week we’re lucky to be featuring his latest story. It’s a snapshot of Quito, in Ecuador, it’s a journey through indecision and a study on following your gut…

    Quito, the Plaza, the heart, in which all of life converges in a mismatched mix of old and young, jaded and new, energy and calm. After nine months on the road, and almost a month in solitude, it is exactly what I need.

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  • Laneway Festival – Brisbane, 2014

    Lorde

    I’m certainly biased, I was pumped to see Warpaint and Kurt Vile, but the joy of the Laneway festival is their knack for curating a mix of bands that are on the cusp of hitting it big, it’s all about checking out those bands you don’t know.

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  • Nich Zalmstra

    Nich Zalmstra

    Nich (aka Zalmpy) is the latest in the Le Sunshine artist profile series… People

    About 12 months ago there was a tasty little beach break down at the river-mouth. Only a handful of us knew about it and every morning, just after dawn, we’d all paddle out, conspirators to that most unique treat, uncrowded, glassy peelers. And… that’s where I first met Nich Zalmstra.

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  • Film, Friday Hut Road and A Modern Marriage

    Friday Hut Road

    Shooting with film is so infuriating but so satisfying. The time it takes to finish a roll and to get it developed forces you to be spare with every shot and it ensures you’re frothing by the time you get the prints in you hands. Unfortunately it also means my stories come through a little late.

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  • Fang Gang

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    We were ten tins in and Timmi was getting anxious, “Johnny, we gotta find a model and we gotta do it soon, we’re not gonna be able to pick a babe from a bucket-a-crabs soon.”

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