The Girl With The Half Smile

The artwork of Morton Bartlett is represented in their doll like features. At first site I interpreted the works as clever reproductions of children’s toys. They are so much more than that. Morton Bartlett has captured the embodiment of joy, sorrow, love and loss his children possess. That is the way he sees them. Bartlett’s work is part of the curated exhibition as The Museum of Everything, seen at Mona Foma by Kunsthal of Rotterdam.

Smug By Name

The Australian street artist Smug, or Smug One aka Sam Bates has quietly painted an industrial scale mural on the wall of a house in the suburbs of Tasmania’s capital. The mural features a well known local identity, an artist and street character familiar to residents, retailers and cafe owners around the restaurant precinct of North Hobart. Smug has lived in Glasgow for the last 12 years and was coaxed to Hobart by the house’s owner who had seen similar industrial size works overseas in London, Lisbon and the Mission District of San Francisco. His work is well known overseas…