ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.”

– Auguste Rodin

We can always rely on art to provide a consistent stream of inspiration and entertainment. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Art Fix



To get inspired
Talks to Inspire you to Make Art a series by Ted Talks


A Journey through the Mind of an Artist by Dustin Yellin

Ignite your inner artist with these mesmerising, colourful and curious talks about the world of art (and those who create it). Short and sweet, this is a remarkably motivational series – sure to inspire creativity.

Click here to view the full line up of talks from this range. 


To watch
From the Vaults vintage films on art collected and produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year, The Met is releasing three to four films each month from it’s extensive moving-image archive, which is comprised of over 1,500 films both produced and collected by the Met from the 1920s onward. This includes rarely seen artist profiles and documentaries, as well as process films about art-making techniques and behind-the-scenes footage of the Museum. The depth and breadth of content makes for some truly fascinating viewing. 

Click here to browse the collection (and remember, each month there will be new content to enjoy).

To visit: 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Australian National Maritime Museum 

2019 Grand Title Winner: The Moment by Yongqing Bao 

On loan from London’s Natural History Museum, these extraordinary images have been selected because they allow us to witness unique moments in nature, encounter the diversity of life on Earth and reflect on humanity’s role in her future. 

If you don’t get a chance to view this exhibition in person, the Australian National Maritime Museum has provided access to behind the scenes videos with curator Alex Gaffikin discussing her favourite works. There is also a gorgeous range of family activities that embrace the natural world. 

Click here to visit the Australian National Maritime Museum website, book tickets and find more information on this exhibition and it’s supporting events. 



To read: 
Antkind: A Novel by Charlie Kaufman

“A searing indictment of the modern world, Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art, time, memory, identity, comedy, and the very nature of existence itself – the grain of truth at the heart of every joke.”

Following the plight of a struggling film critic, our protagonist B Rosenberger Rosenberg pines for a lost film that he is convinced will change his career – and the world. This is a clever and boldly original debut novel from American screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. 

To play and doodle:
Just a Line from Google

Do you enjoy doodling? Just a Line is an app that lets you make simple drawings in augmented reality, then share your creation in a short video. Simply touch the screen and move your phone to draw, record your experience or even share your virtual space with friends for an ultra-high tech game of tic-tac-toe. The possibilities are endless!

Click here to find out more and download the app.