80% of Australians receive unwanted gifts each year. From socks and undies, to toilet brushes and plastic plants, the list is endless. But at The Galeries, it's pretty hard to buy a bad gift. As even the most ordinary are extraordinary.
To show you just how unique shopping at The Galeries is, we held a national poll, then took the top voted ‘unwanted gifts’ and positioned them in a new light.
Via a first of its kind we used the Artificial Intelligence program Midjourney, and partnered with M-Lon, a local Digital Artist, to turn them into objects of desire for all to enjoy on our unconventional ‘digitree’.
Through this, we celebrate all things unique, extraordinary, conscious and progressive.
Standing at 5 metres tall and made from mirrored acrylic materials, our Midjourney Digi-tree is illuminating Australia's worst gifts in a new light.
Visit our Digi-tree located on Ground Floor
Miguel Gonzalez (M-Lon) is an illustrator, visual artist and architect born in Venezuela, now based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Since his arrival here in 2013 he has adorned many an indoor and outdoor wall with his signature figurative and conceptual-style artworks.
Not only is M-Lon a talented mural artist, he also exhibits regularly and works across a variety of mediums including large and mediumscale canvases and reclaimed boards, frame-by-frame animations and digital art.
He is also one of the Co-Founders of La Crème Creative Inc. and Brookvale Arts District (B.A.D.).
Midjourney is an artificial intelligence program that creates images from textual descriptions and keywords. It is currently only accessible through a Discord bot.
To the everyday joe, this sounds a little overwhelming (we know). Essentially it’s a robot that creates art, and is set to revolutionise the art world by dramatically reducing an artist's planning time.
Though, it's still a bot, so in order to turn it into something of beauty, it needs the human touch. Which is why we partnered with artist M-Lon. A Digital Creator who also exhibits regularly and works across a variety of mediums including large and medium-scale canvases and reclaimed boards, frame-by-frame animations and digital art.