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18/08/14

Howdy!

We recommend you open this email like you're viewing an episode of 'The Bachelor', eyes squinted, cynicism high, as an emotionally accessible muscle-hound leans casually against a luxury car/helicopter/seaplane/boat, his relaxed demeanour perfectly demonstrating his inbred ability to pose next to any number of luxury cars/helicopters/seaplanes/boats. But troublingly, your teeth begin to hurt as if you have been eating too much sugar within five minutes of driving down the epically romantic freeway with this awkwardly affected Ken Doll; your stomach is unsettled, as though you have been ingesting an unusually large bowl of tripe. You pray for an emergency exit and suddenly, miraculously, there we are, throwing you an emotional lasso, rescuing you from awkward nuzzling under the stucco archway of broken dreams.

'Look here,' we say, 'We Buy Your Kids are exhibiting a new show at Mondo Gallery in Texas! They've blended hand-made and digital elements to create a fantastic poster of the 'Alien' movie! And look over here! Dan Boud took photos of the Australian 'Swan Lake' dancers inside an empty pool! They're spectacular!' You shake your head in assent, a little dazed from the blinding light of awesome that has suddenly shone forth on you. 'Craig and Karl have completed two ridiculously rad installations,' we add, and you're done for, your life becomes an animated looping journey of art, inspiration and creativity. You leap out of the car, which is still moving, but you're a total badass like that, and you pelt off into the sunset to read our blog and visit our artists. And the Bachelor drives on alone to his hired mansion to ask if anyone will accept his hose, whoops, we mean his rose, and no one will. The End. Love always - jw.

Daniel Boud shot The Australian Swan Lake dancers at Bondi Icebergs, Sydney to promote next year’s season of ‘Swan Lake.’ We love-love-love the concept of the elegant dancers practising inside the empty swimming pool. Not to mention, there's not a black swan in sight... See the full set of pictures here.

Around Town

WBYK presents ‘HARSH MAJICAL’

Aug 18, 2014 10:28 am

We Buy Your Kids will present their second show at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas from 29 August to 13 September. ‘HARSH MAJICAL’ will feature outlandish prints from iconic films including ‘Alien’, ‘The Fly’, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ and ‘Thrashin’.’

The name of the show was inspired by the direct English translation of a Chinese description of WBYK’s work. ‘We felt it might sum up the final outcome, but more importantly, describe the fun we’ve had working on this collection,’ Sonny and Biddy said.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, 29 August between 7pm and 10pm. It’s guaranteed to be chockablock with bizarre, glowing, sci-fi, goopy-fleshed imagery as well as odd flashbacks to WBYK’s other Mondo exhibition, entitled ‘Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend.’

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Adrian Clifford for Origin Energy

Aug 15, 2014 10:07 am

Ooooooh. Adrian Clifford helped create a super cool animation for Origin Energy. He worked with our friends at Resolution Media to deliver the piece, and contributed some of the illustrations. The video reminds us of those drawing exercises in school where you can’t take your pencil off the paper… only a thousand times better. Check it out!

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Installations by Craig and Karl

Aug 14, 2014 11:16 am

Dream-team Craig and Karl recently finished two ridiculously cool installations. ‘This Is The Place’ is a lightbox installation at the Bonhill Building in Shoreditch, London (photography by Jamie McGregor Smith). ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ is a window installation for the relaunch of Incu Clothing‘s flagship store in Sydney (photography by Katherine Lu). Both installations show that while Craig and Karl are both pretty excellent in their own right, together they create the stuff of legends… even if one of them is stationed in London while the other one works from NYC. Check out more of their joint folio here for artwork that is striking, jam-packed full of colour, and just a little fun.

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Daniel Boud for The Australian Ballet

Aug 13, 2014 10:43 am

Daniel Boud shot The Australian Swan Lake dancers at Bondi Icebergs in Sydney to promote next year’s season of ‘Swan Lake.’ We love, love, love the concept of the elegant dancers against the empty swimming pool. The panoramic view of Bondi Beach is stunning  and not a black swan in sight. You can read more about the shoot on Dan’s blog and find out more about ‘Swan Lake’ here.

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And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,

   
The Jacky Winter Group

Named for the adorable native Australian robin, The Jacky Winter Group is an independent Australian creative agency.

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