In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we asked you to take something from the world around you and improve it, and the winners are in. Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, picked the three winners who best changed their worlds!
Read Paul's comments below and check out the winning deviations. Each of our winners are taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Hobart and free entry to the Museum of Old and New Art! Thank you to everyone who participated!
This entry was the overall winner because it captures a real world transformation of a domestic space. The transformation may just be a humble decoration of a garage door, but it's much more than that as well - the piece speaks about the time and effort we invest to change the world, and to turn our small patch of it into a home. The choice of a GIF is just right and fits with the honesty of the work, because it captures a small piece of time and shows us the process and the artist - all of which makes the work very open and inviting and draws us in, just like the freshly decorated garage door now draws in passers-by.
- Leica V-Lux 4 Camera
- Trip to MONA: Flights
- (from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) to Hobart
- 2 x nights accommodation for 2 in Hobart
- Ferry and entry to MONA
- 12-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
- *Travel dates are subject to availability and some blockout dates apply.
Skillfully executed with great impact. The playful title of the work indicates that the artist was in full command of the concept. Far from being deprived, the painted marks and splashes over the eyes convey magic and power to the subjects in the work - their eyes are covered but we're jealous, we get the sense that they're seeing something magical and we want to know what it is.
- MacBook Pro 15"
- 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
Part of the charm of this piece is the way in which elements and themes are visually threaded together. The mix of illustration and photography, 'real' nature and drawn nature, material and virtual cutouts, paper and trees, gives the imaginary world of reading a place in the physical world, and so in its own small way the work visualises imagination as a force for changing that world.
- Wacom Intuos 5 medium tablet
- 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com