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Two storied wharves will have shops

Circular Quay wharf redesign

Sydney’s circular Quay area is getting ready for a redesign. The wharves and ferry terminals are in poor condition and today Premier Mike Baird, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet announced a $200 million redevelopment upgrade as … Continue reading

Collette Dinnigan, photographer Holly Blake

An Interview with Collette Dinnigan

Iconic fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has been creating beautiful clothing for more than 25 years. On the eve of our new exhibition, Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced, she spoke to MAAS curator Glynis Jones, about her background, inspiration and changes in the industry throughout … Continue reading

Cover image: Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 Photographed by Marc Hom 
© Marc Hom / Trunk Archive

The Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen’s astounding clothing designs have been the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. Known for breaking the rules, McQueen’s design philosophy finely balanced the creative and destructive forces of the designing … Continue reading

Makerversity drawing , by Andy Merritt

Makerversity: community of maker businesses, London

Maker communities have poped up in Sydney and all over the country supporting creative networks, helping them to connect with one another and to industry. Not just a local phenomena, Catherine Sidwell, based in the UK reports on Makerversity and the London scene: I met with Paul Smyth of Makerversity at the … Continue reading

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Carla Zampatti


Monday 12 October 2015, 11am–12.30pm A morning of fashion conversation with iconic Australian designer Carla Zampatti and Fashion Editor of The Australian, Glynis Traill-Nash. Celebrating her 50th anniversary in Australian fashion, Carla Zampatti joins Glynis Traill-Nash to talk about her illustrious career as one of Australia’s … Continue reading

Monster Children

Monster Children photo-comp

Monster Children magazine has launched its fif th annual Photo Competition, and professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit entries to win a share of the massive $25,000 (AUD) prize pool. All finalist and prize winning photographs will be featured … Continue reading

Blue Monkey by Spears Pacific, CobaltNiche and CABAC

2014 Good Design Awards

The Museum’s annual selection from the Good Design Awards shows how design touches every aspect of our lives. The display includes a clarinet learning tool, an improved forklift mirror system and new lightweight folding boat. The exhibition showcases examples of … Continue reading

The view from the atrium of One Central Park directly up to the heliostat. At night it transforms into a stunning light installation by artist Yann Kersalé.


Curiosity and creativity are at the heart of engineering. This exhibition showcases Australian engineering successes that are among the best in the world. Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in collaboration with Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, this … Continue reading


Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress 2016

APSDA and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), hosts of APSDA 2016, invite you to join them in Adelaide, South Australia, for a three day multi-disciplinary, creative and collaborative regional experience. APSDA 2016 is a multi-disciplinary design conference promoting shared … Continue reading

London Design Festival

London Design Festival 2014

It’s that time again and with 6 design districts (Brompton, Clerkenwell, Chelsea, Islington, Queen’s Park and Shoreditch), the recurring landmark project, the Global Design Forum, five fairs and over 300 events across the city, LDF 2014 promises to be another great year for … Continue reading