ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

Frank Lloyd Wright


We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Art Fix.



To watch:
Abstract: The Art of Design from Netflix

Offering an intriguing insight into the minds of some our world’s best designers, this series transports you to some unexpected places. From the intricacies of Chrysler car design with Ralph Gillies to the bio-architecture of Neri Oxman; from the psychology of interior design with Ilse Crawford to the immersive art of Olafur Eliasson, we gain extraordinary access into the mental processes that drive these creatives. This remarkable series demonstrates entertainingly how design impacts almost every aspect of our lives.

Bonus: Netflix has also made the first season of this show available on YouTube, so you can still enjoy Abstract: The Art of Design without a subscription.



To read:
The Art of Love: The Romantic and Explosive Stories Behind Art’s Greatest Couples by Kate Bryan

Have you ever found yourself intrigued by the love lives of the worlds most famous artists and wondered how these intense relationships fueled their creative outputs? If your answer is yes, this is the book for you. Author Kate Bryant, head of collections at Soho House, walks us through the love lives of 34 artists, covering everything from affairs – both fleeting and tumultuous –  to impassioned obsessions, marriages and tales of heartbreak from the 1880’s through to the present day. A light and lovely read. 



To eggs-plore:
Exhibition for Chickens by Jared Schiller

“I am putting on an art exhibition for my chickens. Art from a wide range of artists will be presented for the entire flock to experience, sourced from an open call.”

– Jared Schiller

This whimsical exhibition curated by humans for chickens saw over 50 artists submit their works. Amalia Pica, Richard Wentworth and George Shaw were just a few artists to be exhibited for their poultry patrons. While the primary audience were the chickens housed in Schiller’s garden, the exhibition was opened to the public online through Schiller’s dedicated websiteinstagram page and YouTubechannel where artist talks and interviews are still being posted daily.

This hilarious and impressive project is sure to brighten your day. 



To stay informed:
The Art of sublime documentary: One World Doc List presented by Documentary Australia Foundation

Documentary Australia Foundation has released a list of five must-see documentaries, all ‘exploring the beauty of our world’s ecosystems, its animals and our effect on them’. Including David Attenborough’s Our Planet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s arctic exploration Before the Flood, the cinematic range is both breath-taking and captivating.


Click here to view the listing of these five documentaries. 



To create:
The latest NAS Live Short Courses: Online by National Art School, Sydney

Feeling creative? Want to keep developing those artistic skills? Led by respected lecturers and artists, NAS has just released four excellent online courses, designed for you to follow at home. With individual mentoring, real-time classes and group seminars, these courses keep you connected to creative communities across Australia. 


Click here to see the current list of short courses online.