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Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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On Slaying Serpents

On Slaying Serpents

It gleams before me in the morning sun, taunting me, laughing at me. The beast I have to conquer; the dragon I have to slay. I take a deep breath along with a sip of my magic potion, the rich dark taste fills my mouth. It warms my insides as …

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An Interview With UNSWeetened

UNSWeetened is back and decidedly less angsty as it has been in previous years. Flipping through the pages you’re not going to find the same gothic writing pieces that once would’ve made a manic Poe smile.  We sat down with student coordinator, Carla Zuniga Navarro, to talk about how this …

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Interview: Zedecho (Artist)

Zedecho (aka Kait Polkinghorne) was one of the amazing Artsweek volunteers last year. If you visit her website zedecho.com you’ll find something that catches your eye, whether it’s psychedelic quotes like ‘More nudes less rude dudes’ or slime-dripping illustrations. Blitz chatted with Kait about her art on the brink of …

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Do’s and Don’ts: Arts and Social Sciences (O-Week 2016)

DO’S Do your readings: time consuming – yes. Boring – perhaps. But keep up with your readings, it’ll pay off come exam time. Check your referencing: university plagiarism is a serious issue and the Arts faculty is the boss when it comes to Harvard referencing every single thing. Pretend to …

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TuesDIY: Paint Chip Calender

Now that it’s (finally) end of semester and all those exams are staring me in the face I have decided to procrastinate by making a calendar  get organised with a paint chip calendar. Materials: -frame (with glass) -paint swatches, roughly 35 (you can easily get these from Bunnings) -tape -scissors -ruler -whiteboard …

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TuesDIY: Fluffy Seat cover

Words cannot describe my love for Ikea. If I could have my 21st birthday there I would, but I can’t (trust me I checked). Here is a cute way to improve the perfection that is Ikea. Materials:  -wool -stool pad/small pillow (You can get them from Ikea for super cheap.) …

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The Review: Project Five, Volume 7 Charity Art Auction

The Project Five Volume 7 Charity Auction was an event that screamed elegance and taste. Held this past weekend with all proceeds going to not-for-profit arts initiatives across Australia, each artwork was as memorable as the last. From the location, to the artworks right down to the catering, every aspect …

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TuesDIY: Cloud Light

With exams right around the corner, here is a somewhat time-consuming project that will help you procrastinate a little. Materials: -paper lanterns (preferably white, you can get these from the $2 shop, try a range of sizes) -hot glue gun -fishing line -cotton batting -small wood rod -(optional) fairy lights …

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The Review: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Colourful, conceptual and delightful, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is an exhibition of the talents and ingenuity of over 45 artists participating in the event. The exhibition, held in the Woollahra Council Chambers this past Saturday, was alive with wondrous works all showcasing something unique, fresh and liberal. Each artwork was …

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The Interview: Adrian Clement

Blitz writer and art-nut Liliana Occhiuto caught up with UNSW graduate Adrian Clement, an artist who was recently nominated as a finalist for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for his sculpture Play. How does it feel being a finalist for the small sculpture prize?  The work I made was designed with sculpture …

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TuesDIY: Embroidered Notebook

I love me some stationery. Seriously, I have a problem, but as soon as I saw this quirky do it yourself notebook I knew I had to try it out! Materials:  -notebook -needle -pencil -scissors -thread -template of your choice (only straight lines!) How To:  Pierce holes where each of …

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TuesDIY: Musk Sticks

I have an obsession with musk sticks. I think it’s because they remind me of childhood–you know when you didn’t have to pay bills or vote or have any responsibility besides remembering to go to the toilet. On that delicious note, I made musk sticks from scratch. It was great. …

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TuesDIY: Cleaning Slime

You know when you’re in bed watching Netflix, eating a packet of TimTams and you look down at your keyboard? What do you see? A valley of small crumbs. Well, I have the answer for you. Slime. That’s right, today we are making slime to get into those hard to …

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TuesDIY: Reinforcing Your Phone Charger

  Hey there TuesDIY friends! After buying my 3rd Apple USB cable I have decided, (or my bank account has) that this is no more. My charger always ends up looking a little sad (image one), but it’s all going to be over after today’s DIY where we learn how …

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TuesDIY : Geometric Boxes

Hello TuesDIY-ers, Today we’re going to be making geometric boxes. These are great for little gifts and can hold anything from little succulents to candy or paper clips. Materials: –the template print out –glue –scissors –coloured paper/cardboard How To: Print off this template. 2. Glue the template onto the coloured …

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TuesDIY: 2 Ingredient Pancakes

  Hello there creative cuties! Today we are making pancakes, but not just any type of pancakes! The struggle to get up early enough in the morning that you don’t miss Arc‘s free pancakes is real. When you finally pluck up the courage and stamina to make your own, you …

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TuesDIY: Dinosaur Planters

Happy TuesDIY! I love succulents, cacti and anything that has a mild link between the two. I think my love for them mainly comes from the fact they are the only plants I can keep alive for more than a week. The only thing that could make them better is …

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The Volunteer Feature: Artsweek

With Artsweek around the corner, Blitz got a sneak peek at the artists’ palette. Prepare to be wowed by Artsweek on campus in Week 5. What happens at Artsweek? How do you take art in its entirety and slot it into five days? You don’t. Art is such an abstract …

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TuesDIY- Easy ‘Weave’ Tapestry

Happy TuesDIY! The internet seems to be obsessed with weaving at the moment, but everything I’ve seen requires a special frame for weaving or an amount of skill that I do not possess, so here is a super easy, “cheat” version! Materials: – wool/ string–the thicker the better. As many …

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TuesDIY: Wool Garland

Wool Garland! What you will need: -4 balls of wool in a variety of colours – 2m of string -scissors – a bobby pin or paper clip How To 1. To make tassels, wrap the wool around fingers about 15- 20 times depending on your desired look. 2. Cut off …

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TuesDIY: Peanut Butter + Brownie Bliss Balls

  Happy TuesDIY everybody! Today we will be making some scrumptious study snacks and guess what, THEY ARE GOOD FOR YOU! Peanut Butter + Brownie Bliss Balls (Vegan+ Dairy Free + Gluten Free) Ingredients – 3/4 cup of almonds – 1 tablespoon of Cacao powder -12 fresh pitted dates – …

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TuesDIY: Constellation Poster

  Welcome to TuesDIY! My goal for this segment is to create easy and stylish things for uni students that are cheap, easy to source and easy to make. Recently the bogging sphere seems to be booming with astrological decor items. Today I will show you how to make a …

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