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As a fibre artist working with deadstock fabric and vintage tufting tools, Svetlana Shigroff has an acute appreciation for what she describes as “old-school women’s work”. “There is something so special about using your hand with these old tools,” Shigroff says of her hand-tufted tapestries. “I don’t want to become mechanised.” After working as a
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Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, ding rings out from a home in India’s Mumbai where Chandrakant Bhide is creating his latest artwork – on a typewriter. The 72-year-old thumps the keys of the bulky, manual machine to draw portraits of famous people, all bearing an unmistakeable resemblance to their subject. From politicians and film stars to cricketers, animation
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Nawwar Shukriah Ali might be a name that you won’t immediately recognise. But if you have been paying attention to the homegrown names in the design and multidisciplinary art community in the last few years, then you might have heard of Bono Stellar. For the day job, Nawwar, 33, goes by the moniker Bono Stellar.
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Many of Beijing’s traditional alleys, or hutong, used to offer a plethora of sights, smells and sounds including the distinctive din of man-made pigeon whistles, and hawkers selling snacks. Yet as the capital has developed and technology marches on, the sounds emanating from these alleyways have gradually diminished as people tend to ignore goings-on a
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