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In a world first, Geoscience Australia has painted an Indigenous artwork on its satellite antenna as part of a major upgrade – making the Alice Springs antenna unique in more ways than one.

The upgraded Alice Springs antenna was commissioned today in a ceremony highlighting both the antenna's key role in the United States Landsat program, and the artwork painted on its surface that recognises the Arrernte people as traditional custodians of the land.

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Video: Filip Sterckx's Gallery Invasion is a clever, kooky and totally adorable art show that brings art works to life through projection mapping. It's like those Night at the Museum movies but with drawings deciding to jump out of their canvas and play rough with each other all over the gallery instead of museum exhibits messing with Ben Stiller for some reason. But it's a lot of fun to see the artwork appear self-aware and interact with its surroundings.

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From a strictly mineral standpoint, life on Earth is pretty ridiculous. Some carbon is organised, moves around a little and then falls back apart. Not so coincidentally, that's also the basic premise of artist Agelio Batle's Ash Dancer, which features a big-arse skeleton literally shaking around until it disappears.

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A great movie poster can be better than the movie itself. With one single glance, it can sell an impossible promise and offer unlimited possibility. However, in the past few decades, the idea of the illustrated, artistic, idealistic movie poster has more or less gone away. Now, a new documentary called 24 x 36: A Movie About Movie Posters explores why that happened and poses a solution to the problem.

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Video: I enjoyed this portrait of pop-up book artist Matthew Reinhart because, well, pop-up books are awesome and will never stop being amazing no matter how old I am, or how far technology advances. But also because he explains the technical aspects that go into making a pop-up book, like the V-folds he uses to make something lunge out, the layers he builds to establish structure and the different hinges he puts in to make objects move around.

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Artist Brad Hill has a very distinct style. He takes some of your favourite pop culture properties and turns them into small, handmade sculptures. Some are very detailed, others are more kid-oriented, but they're all beautiful, and you've got to check them out.

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Video: Seeing these film shots from Empire of the Sun, Lost in Translation and Sexy Beast next to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, John Kacere and Marc Chagall is like seeing double. The film version are close versions of the original art. It's obvious that Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and Sofia Coppola get their inspiration from many things in life, but it's still interesting to see how some of their vision comes directly from fine art.

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There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie's sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of Star Wars, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For years his work has been archived and championed, but a new book is collecting some of his best (and some of his rarest) Star Wars art in a lavish volume, and we have an exclusive look inside.