Tag Archives: Australia
A photo of a man's hands reaching through prison bars.

Australian Artists Team Up with Inmates to Create Video Art

Four artists joined forces with four inmates at Risdon Prison in Tasmania, Australia to create video artworks that portray the lives of the incarcerated. The project, titled “Pink Palace,” is named after the prison’s once-pink exterior. The artworks were displayed at an abandoned Goodyear tire building in Hobart from June 9–24, 2018. The project is […]

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A portrait painted by Tim Patch (AKA

Meet ‘Pricasso’: The Artist Who Uses His Penis as a Paintbrush

Yes, this is real. No, we’re not joking. There is legitimately a man who paints with his penis. His name is Tim Patch, but he prefers to go by the name “Pricasso.” He’s a 68-year-old man from Australia and believe it or not, his artwork is pretty good! But his penis isn’t the only body […]

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Ivy Napangardi Poulson / Vaughan Springs Dreaming

On Getting Indigenous Art the Right Way

It wasn’t such a long time ago that colonizers or tourists were buying art from indigenous artists with food, alcohol, or a handful of cash, and then reselling that art for thousands of dollars. Though the Indigenous Art Code was developed in 2007, its implementation remains voluntary, as it is a code rather than a […]

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