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Title Art Nation
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary Featuring the work of up-and-coming visual artist Laith McGregor whose blue biro portraits feature bearded men; and Katie Noonan and The Captains perform from their new album.Art Nation features the work of exciting, young visual artist Laith McGregor, whose specialty is creating beautifully detailed biro portraits of men with huge beards.His beard styles range from the bushranger to bikie to the hardcore hippy and are often elongated, literally becoming an extension of the sitter's personality. His luminescent blue figures are intricately detailed, and gaze with such hypnotic intensity, it's easy to believe that they're inspecting you, and not the other way around.McGregor's finely detailed drawings have an everyman quality. He says he likes the idea that biros are a daily writing implement that everyone uses, but not too many draw with.Since graduating from art school in 2007, McGregor has attracted a huge following and his works often sell out prior to exhibition openings. His latest work can be seen at the next Melbourne Art fair.And to close the show, Katie Noonan plays with her new band, The Captains
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-07-25 at 17:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Art museums -- Exhibitions.
Beards in art.
Decoration and ornament, Ancient.
Football in art.
Mural painting and decoration, Australian.
World Cup (Soccer)
New South Wales -- Newcastle.
South Africa.
Form Streaming video
Author Gardner, Robb, contributor
Kenning, Ben, contributor
Kernebone, Fenella, host
Mark, Barbara, contributor
McGregor, Laith, contributor
Noonan, Katie, contributor
Reddy, Sulona, contributor
Schofield, Anne, contributor
Turner, Michael, contributor