Build Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Prints

Jono Fleming is never not redecorating. While pottering around during lockdown earlier this year, and invariably thinking about ways to restyle his house, he realised he wanted some small-scale, vintage artworks that wouldn’t cost him an arm and a leg. The artworks he wanted were not dissimilar to the dusty framed pieces you might find at an op-shop, but his search for them proved fruitless. So, he set about making them himself!

‘I wanted a collection of art that felt classic but could work in a modern home and across a variety of styles,’ he explains. ‘It needed to be versatile.’

So he contacted artist and illustrator Rachel Stevens to be his collaboration partner. Though Rachel is a multimedia artist who also works with watercolours and inks, Jono was particularly interested in exploring her digital art for Palette; namely, her ability to create painterly images with large, textured brushstrokes

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Announcing The Finalists For The 2020 Archibald Prize

Despite the delay to regular programming this year, the 2020 Archibald Prize has made history. A record number of 1068 entries were submitted in what has been an incredibly challenging year for artists, and yesterday the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced the 55 finalists for Australia’s highest honour in portrait painting.

The subjects of this year’s shortlisted paintings include a breathtakingly realistic portrait of Kurdish-Iranian writer, poet, filmmaker and journalist Behrouz Boochani by Angus McDonald; a wild and wonderful medley of Aboriginal cultural symbols with Western pop culture references in Kaylene Whiskey’s self portrait, imagined with one of her heroes, Dolly Parton; and footballer Adam Goodes alongside the artist Vincent Namatjira, in a poignant picture of strength and brotherhood.

Actor, playwright and Wongutha-Yamatji man Meyne Wyatt has become the first Indigenous artist to be awarded a prize in the Archibald’s 99-year history, taking home the hotly-anticipated

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