Arts

When Angie Polglaze’s art school teacher told her she wouldn’t be able to use the chainsaw, she picked it up and has barely put it down in 20 years. 

Want to visit the Overlook Hotel? No, neither do we. But Claire Hentschker’s virtual tour of ‘The Shining’ is well worth checking out (or in).

Food That Plays Music

Thursday January 04, 2018

Just when we thought gastronomy couldn’t get any weirder, a Swiss design student has gone and created a playable record made from chocolate. Just don’t go spinning it in a hot nightclub.

We found this series pretty irresistible: one artist is creating glitchy, pixelated versions of century-old classics, using watercolours instead of computers.

From North by Northwest to Fargo and The Breakfast Club, pop culture fiend and cartographer Andrew DeGraff has created a series of “movie maps” that bring to life the plots of 35 films.

British 'micro artist' Willard Wigan creates art so small it can fit on the end of an eyelash and in the eye of a needle.

A huge amount of Neil Young’s property is going under the hammer, including 36 guitars (and if you’re into that, 250 of his toy trains too).

Win a Bundle of Books from Hardie Grant

Wednesday November 29, 2017

To celebrate 20 years in the game, independent publisher Hardie Grant is offering up a bundle of books for one lucky Smith reader. Read on for the full list of titles, and details on how to enter.

The Disaster Artist is a new comedy about the making of The Room, aka “the Citizen Kane of bad movies”. And we have some tickets to give away to a special Melbourne screening.

Frank Lloyd Wright in 532 Frames

Tuesday November 21, 2017

How would you go about photographing hundreds of iconic buildings from one of the world's most prolific architects? We have no idea, but one photographer is on a mission to do just that.