Romania’s Budding Art Scene

You may be forgiven for thinking the prospect of continental beer and contemporary art doesn’t exactly go hand in hand. However over in Romania Grolsch keep a watchful eye over their online platform, launched in 2010, which has been designed to give budding artists the chance to share their work and be part of a wider community

The experimentalist.ro platform has proven hugely popular since it was launched over 5 years ago. Since its inception it has seen literally hundreds of artists being given the chance to showcase their work, and the exposure it’s afforded giving them the chance to grow and develop their skills. Grolsch looked at the successfulness of the portal they had created, and decided in 2015 that it too needed to take inspiration from the very artists it features, and grow in to something more.

Waitomo Cave, New Zealand

Nope, this isn’t a scene from the upcoming Avatar movie. These caves on the north island of New Zealand are home to a species of glowworms Arachnocampa luminosa, which are only found in New Zealand.

The Glowworm Grotto was discovered in 1887 by Māori Chief Tane Tinorau and an English explorer named Fred Mace. The pair were punting through the caves by candlelight when they stumbled across a cave that looked like the night sky.