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Fine Art Brought to Life in These Hilarious Animations

If you were horrified to see Miley Cyrus twerking on some fine art, perhaps you might have a different reaction to these hilarious Pythonesque animations created for an Australian comedy sketch show, The Elegant Gentleman’s guide to Knife Fighting.

Animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker, and Trudy Cooper gathered together a set of famous painting and then brought the characters to life. The odd couple in Grant Wood’s American Gothic have an uncomfortable conversation about poor sexual performance, while the duel between Onegin and Lenksy takes a comical turn. We’re given a whole new take on “cross training” and there’s a wonderful medley of raspberries.

[via Sploid]

Arty Awesomeness Featured Music Video Clips

Beatbox Brilliance by Tom Thum

From Brisbane, Australia, beatbox extraordinaire Tom Thum usually plies his trade in clubs and seedy bars but made an appearance at a TEDx talk in Sydney recently. From the sounds of the didgeridoo to the tabla and thumping techno music, Thum takes the audience on a journey across the continents and throughout sound itself. It’s a wonderfully vocal trip. Check it out below.

[via Colossal]

Awesomeness Entertainment Music Video Clips

8-Year-Old Juliet Sings Her First Hardcore Song

Juliet is a long-haired 8-year-old from Brisbane, Australia. She loves her little Dachshund and her tropical fish, and at that age, loves nothing more than to sing about them.

With help from a producer friend, Juliet’s mother recorded her child playing about with her pet and toys, and timed the video to a piece of heay metal music. The results are violent and adorably cute. Check out My First Hardcore Song below.

Juliet’s music video has been viewed over 18 million times on YouTube, her single is available on iTunes, and the tiny rocker even has her own range of t-shirts.

[via Times Live]

Arty Photoworthy

Time-Lapse in the Eyre Salt Flats

Lake Eyre in South Australia is 15 metres below sea level and is the lowest point in the country. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, photographer Murray Fredericks has visited the salt pan at Lake Eyre to camp and to take photos of the stark, featureless landscape. Have a look at some of his breathtaking photos and time-lapse video that he shot on location.

Arty Awesomeness Featured Photoworthy Video Clips

Beautiful “Ocean Sky” Time-Lapse

Australian photographer and part-time astronomer Alex Cherney loves the ocean and the night sky. He captured his first long exposure of the night sky in 2009 and since then he has been captivated by that form of photography.

In this beautiful compilation video, Cherney stitches together time-lapse sequences of the dark night skies as seen over the Southern Ocean. It took him 1.5 years and 31 hours of footage to create Ocean Sky, and his efforts were rewarded at the STARMUS astrophotography competition where he was made the overall winner.

In this compilation see our Galaxy, rising and setting over the turbulent Southern Ocean, connecting the distant stars to that other fascinating interface, the ocean shore. In between the action comes from the scudding clouds and the only evidence of life, coastal shipping and the occasional aircraft darting through the night. Beyond our galaxy, its nearest galactic neighbours, the Magellanic clouds, rise high in the sky, while moonrise suddenly reveals the remarkable landscape of Australia’s south coast. All the sections of the competition are represented in this series of carefully composed images.

For more things astronomical, head over to Cherney’s website, Terroastro.

[via io9]

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How to Stop Cats Pissing on Everything

Craig Turner from Perth, Australia is not only a video producer but also a resourceful chap. When a set of nine neighbourhood cats would continually roam into his property and piss all over the place, Turner used his considerable “DIY” skills to create a humane solution to the problem.

By cannibalising his car, a home alarm sensor, and other bits and bobs, Turner produced a deterrent which he dubbed the “Really super awesome cat get awayer thing”. Have a look at the crafty device in action against cats called Ear Off, Blackie Bung Eye, Fatty Fatty Two by Four, Stoopid Cat, and Blackie McLaser Eyes.

[via simondingle on Twitter]

Cartoons & Comics Video Clips

How Not to Pick a Fight

As we’ve seen before gang fights can be epic. And it seems kids can be just as vicious. In this clip, a bully picks a fight with another kid and gets taken to school, WWE-style.

After this bit of street justice, the Herald Sun reports that both kids were suspended from school for four days. Do you think the victim used a little too much force to protect himself, or do you think the tiny tormentor got what he deserved?

[via PS3ZA]


The House of Meggs

Graffiti and street art has come a long way from the simple spray can-to-the-wall treatment we’ve seen many a decade ago. Imagine my surprise, when I came across this exceptional artist from Melbourne, Australia. Hailed as one of the most talented artists from down under, David “Meggs” Hooke is renowned for applying his paints and stencil designs onto walls and canvases to create some amazing, expressive artworks.

His street art and gallery pieces can be seen in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Tokyo. Check out some of his exceptional hand-crafted artworks after the jump.

Awesomeness Video Clips

The Axis of Awesome!

The Axis of Awesome is comedy act out of Australia made up of Jordan, Lee, and the often forgot Benny (the short one). Jordan and Lee are wondering why the band hadn’t had a hit record yet, and Benny lets them in on a little secret – all the greatest hits from the past 40 years shared four fundamental chords, and repeating those same four chords has resulted in pretty much every pop song ever.

Their 4 Chords song is a medley of 36 pop tracks that all contain the same basic chord structure. Check it out below.

Find a few more of their tracks after the jump.

How to Bake a Scone

The audio is not great so here are the lyrics:

Step One, Pre-heat the oven ’til it’s hot
And take the mixing bowl or pot
Spatula or wooden spoon
Settle down, we’ll be baking soon
A cup of milk, A cup of flour
Mix in an egg, wait for an hour
Take sultanas to fill the hole
I just can’t wait to lick the bowl
Take the bowl´╗┐ and pour the mixture in
Make sure that you pre-grease the tin
You see it’s easy, it won’t take long
Now you know, how to bake a scone.

What Would Jesus Do?


Find out more about the trio on their official website. Their awesomeness can be found on Twitter as well.

[via Black Notes]

Arty Awesomeness Inspirational Designs

Masking Tape Graffiti by Buff Diss

Buff Diss is a talented Australian street artist with an interesting, non-traditional style. Instead of spray cans, Diss does tape. Using mainly masking tape, Diss creates his pieces free-hand on the streets of Melbourne (and other Australia cities), and the decay of the tape wearing away over time is part of the appeal of the piece.

Have a look at some of this work after the jump.