Each year, the National Gallery of Victoria, showcases the top Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) art works from all colleges within the State. The quality and range of art from these young students aged 17-18 years of age is phenomenal. This is my photo of 18 year old Oliver Reade’s piece entitled ‘Amulet‘, based on the face of his teddy bear. I totally recommend viewing this and other items in the collection and if you have not already seen this free exhibition, make your way to the Ian Potter Centre (branch of the National Gallery of Victoria) in Flinders Street before July 7, 2013, or miss out!
Now, this photo was taken from one of my meanderings around an inner city lane. It is by the Street Artist, “Russkidd.” Mostly “Russkidd” paints around the Fitzroy and Collingwood inner city areas of Melbourne, but can also be found from time-to-time within the city central areas and surrounds. “Russkidd“, a former Collingwood College student, has sold pieces in New York and California by setting up a Tumblr blog and Facebook page.
So, which item is the original, and which is the copy?
Well, here’s the twist…
both are the same. (Oliver Reade = Russkid)
“R-Kidd is a Gr8Kidd!”