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Illustration by Marc Martin.

Amongst all this talk of impeachment, last week marked another milestone in my life when I officially became someone who buys multiple items of the same household product.

I know that everyone measures success differently, but for me, I think it's really just now that I can afford to buy not just one, but two tubes of toothpaste in the shop. You may not be able to put a price on happiness, but you absolutely can put a price on the feeling that you get when you run out of toothpaste and there's another one there. And that price my friends? 8.99. (Sensodyne Sensitive Teeth Pain Repair & Protect Whitening Toothpaste 100g).

Also, can we talk about the quantum physics involved in toothpaste tubes? I have literally squeezed a whole months supply out of an absolutely empty tube on more than one occasion. The toothpaste is both there, and not there. What is happening here?

Anyway it's not just toothpaste that gets this treatment - I'm also rolling deep in floss and Bonsoy. But when does careful planning spill into hoarding? These are the deep questions that I confront myself with every day. Surely there's nothing wrong with having 5-10 packs of floss in your arsenal, but 20? 30? Where is the line?

I for one don't know. What I do know however is that I still can write a great segue and that you should definitely scroll down to check out the actual content that you come here for - the amazing things our artist did this last week! Go on, don't be shy.

— Jeremy Wortsman

Founder & Managing Director

The Week

Highlights from our Instagram

Beci Orpin worked with Go-To to create a set of adorable little faces for their new kids range, Gro-To.

Hologram Jelly bring a splash of colour in their new work with Slurpee.

Ellen Porteus teamed up with Sportsgirl and The Butterfly Foundation for Love Your Body Week.

Bill hope makes do for Makedo cardboard construction system.

Clemens Habicht’s collage work was recently featured in The Baffler.

The Podcast

For this last week of break before we launch in to season 8, we're taking you back to Episode 80 where we go through our open tabs and talk machines replacing our memories, Reviving the Idea of the Medieval Guild, and our (then) newly launched campaign, Use It Or Lose It.

“I just keep coming back to the idea that everything is concept. With what I do and when you’re an artist, at the end of the day everything is the strength of concept.”

// Stanislava Pinchuk

Each week on our podcast we dissect three links we’ve come across our internet travels. These are jumping off points for what’s shaping issues, processes and happenings in the creative industries today. To find our more about our IRL open tabs events, visit opentabs.rodeo

We unveil our recently launched campaign, Use It Or Lose It! We’re talking the inspiration behind it and all you can expect to find there.

Then we discuss the article ‘How Much Can We Afford To Forget, If We Train Machines To Remember?’ and how relying on technology can affect an artist’s work.

And we have a look at the rise in artist’s collectives around the world.

Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Shaka

The Tiny Chef Show (Lara) ,
Handjet EBS-260 Portable Ink-Jet Printer (Jeremy)

MISSING: Thumbs downs. REWARD: Not having to read any more thumbs down puns.

Biggy Pop Instagram (Stanislava)

The Artists

New stuff from the JW roster

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Especially when it’s one of Gemma O’Brien’s larger than life murals.

James Jirat Patradoon was at Kyoorius Designyatra in Goa!

Jess Cruickshank is ringing in the spooky season with her creepy new commission.

Matt Huynh is featured in the latest The Believer Magazine with his eight page comic on his hometown, Cabramatta.

Elin Matilda Andersson created some artwork for Tsuno’s line of organic pads and tampons.

Patrick Edell created the album cover for Nic Marcotrigiano’s upcoming EP ‘Wander Off The Path’.

While Nancy Liang is staying under cover in rainy Sydney.

Sean Morris’s hand painted light shade installation is lighting the way at Bimbo’s in Melbourne.

Now that’s dedication! Adam Nickel’s ‘Dedication’ print is now available in his online store.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Especially when it’s one of Gemma O’Brien’s larger than life murals.

James Jirat Patradoon was at Kyoorius Designyatra in Goa!

Jess Cruickshank is ringing in the spooky season with her creepy new commission.

Matt Huynh is featured in the latest The Believer Magazine with his eight page comic on his hometown, Cabramatta.

Elin Matilda Andersson created some artwork for Tsuno’s line of organic pads and tampons.

Patrick Edell created the album cover for Nic Marcotrigiano’s upcoming EP ‘Wander Off The Path’.

While Nancy Liang is staying under cover in rainy Sydney.

Sean Morris’s hand painted light shade installation is lighting the way at Bimbo’s in Melbourne.

Now that’s dedication! Adam Nickel’s ‘Dedication’ print is now available in his online store.

"Our current pop culture obsession is YouTube ghost videos. We think we might hold the record for the greatest number of YouTube ghost videos watched—in fact, the only thing we ever fight about is whether or not ghosts are real."

// Hologram Jelly

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The Gallery

Lamington Drive is an exhibition space, art school and a great way to meet other artists. Feeling lonely? Come to a show!

Reverist - Kat Macleod


‘Reverist’ is a new collection of works by Kat Macleod, observing the human form in a state of reflection, contemplation and in search of space. Drawing on her favourite themes – the female figure and botanic shapes – Kat explores the process of being deep in thought and lost in space.

Exhibition runs until October 12.

The Gardens

Clear the mind. Feed the process. Jacky Winter Gardens is a creative retreat nestled in a half-acre of natural bushland only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It’s a perfect getaway for solo travellers, couples and small groups.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.



// William Blake

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