Artist Emily Floyd and her Icelandic Puffins

Romy Ash
Whether using toy-like puffins to explore the global financial crisis or woodcut typefaces to examine feminist theory, Emily Floyd’s art is grounded in deep thinking and subtle references.

Grim picture for visual artists and Sydney art colleges

Joyce Morgan
Visual arts education is under siege as plans to merge Sydney colleges spark accusations economic rationalism is triumphing over creative endeavour.

Northern lights of nordic cool

Andrew Mackenzie

Far from functionalist, Scandinavian design displays its sensual lines in NGV’s Nordic Cool exhibition.

Customisation and collectible editions

Fleur Watson
The design market is turning to two distinct trends – mass customisation and limited edition collectibles.

Scan-made objects

Fleur Watson
Jewellery designers using 3D printers to change the dynamics of mass production and handmade artisanry.