Quiet British Accent – Does Football Have A Place In Art?

When husband and wife art/design duo Jason and Sharon Gale (Quite British Accent) began working together, someone told them that sport had no place in art. Rather than take heed, the couple produce all their work using the visual vocabulary of sporting culture. Their latest collection, exhibited recently at Core at Nolias Gallery, includes a series of textile slogans appliquéd onto vintage football shirts. The work satirises the sport-in-art argument and likens popular culture heroes to sporting heroes.

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Michael Tompert – Must Haves

Well, it’s safe to say few of us have nuts the way Michael Tompert does. He buys up the latest goodies that people wait in line for hours and spend hundreds of dollars for and then smashes or explodes the hell out of them. The result is too cool. The photographs are by Paul Fairchild.

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