By David CrippsKey points:The digital art movement is taking offIn a bid to make its art more accessible, it’s turning to digital mediaArt and technology are transforming the art worldIt’s time to start talking about digital artThe future of digital art is nowThe digital arts are changing the way people engage with art, a growing trend with huge potential to reshape art.
The trend began a decade ago when social media began to disrupt the art market, and it has only just begun to take off in Australia, where more than 200 digital artists are based.
In a trend that’s not yet widespread, digital art has taken off, thanks to an explosion in demand for art that’s free of physical elements.
Artists are finding that the art is more accessible and accessible to the masses than ever before, thanks in part to the internet, where people are more comfortable sharing art, and in part because the internet is becoming the place where the art has to be created.
“I’ve been making art for the past decade, so I know what art is, I know how it works, I have a lot of experience in it, so that’s the way it has always been,” says Nellie McNeil, a graphic designer based in Adelaide.
But that accessibility has also changed the way art is made.
“The digital artists I know that are starting out, they have a huge amount of time on their hands, so they’re not getting to the end of their projects, they’re getting to see their work become really popular,” Ms McNeil says.
Art, she says, is being created for the digital world, and the internet has made it easy for people to see what they want.
“Artists have a really huge amount to contribute to this digital world that has so much potential, and so many possibilities,” she says.
Ms McNeil has a new project that will use digital art to explore the impact of climate change on Australia’s native flora.
“We’re really trying to use digital tools to really understand how biodiversity is affected by climate change,” she explains.
“It’s very important that we get this work out there to really educate the public on what’s happening in Australia.”
“It really is a very globalised landscape, so it’s really important to take the time to get our environmental data into a place that’s really relevant for Australians and people from around the world to know what’s going on.”
While art is being made on the internet in Australia in the hopes of making it more accessible to all, there are some people who are already making art on the web for their own purposes.
The most popular artist to use the internet for art is an artist called The Artful Mind, who was born and raised in the city of Adelaide.
The Artful mind is an Australian artist who creates art using Photoshop, Illustrator and a range of other tools.
“This is what I do, and I think it’s a really good way to do art,” he says.
“You can’t always make art on a computer, you can’t really do it in a physical space.”
The Artless Mind has created his own digital artworks, and is looking for more to come.
“When I was younger I did a lot in the computer, so in that sense I had a lot to learn in terms of how to do digital,” he explains.
In 2016, The Artless mind and his girlfriend, Sophie, made a documentary called The Creative Mind, in which they created digital art from their personal art library.
“In a lot for my friends to do, we didn’t have access to anything digital,” Mr McNeil explains.
Art has also become a means of expression in some communities, such as in Perth, where there is a local art gallery called Art and Artifacts.
“There’s this really strong feeling of community, of being in touch with the community, and that is an important part of our identity, and our art is part of that,” Ms MacNeil says of the gallery.
“So I think that we have to make art that is in touch and meaningful with the people in the community.”
A lot of the art works are really small and intimate and not really about how big it is, but more about what it is about that is so special and so unique.
“The art gallery is open to all and will be home to some of the best digital art artists in the country.”
At the moment, the biggest challenge is just getting to a space where we can sit in the gallery, because the gallery is quite big and the space is quite small,” Ms McGarvey says.
If you have an idea, or an idea of how you want to do a piece, you might want to check out the gallery’s website, where they will be happy to assist you with creating it.
Ms MacNeil also has her own studio, called The Studio, where she has been creating digital art since 2010.”My