Recent news and articles rss

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney

Sydney Design Festival turns 18

There are now more design weeks and festivals across the world than weeks in the year. As the creative industries have been identified as important to economic development, more countries and cities are hosting annual design festivals. And in August … Continue reading

Current events rss

Eat Drink Design Awards

Eat Drink Design Awards

Don’t miss your chance to win one of Australasia’s most sought-after accolades for design. Each winner receives a A$1500 cash prize and has their work promoted to existing and potential clients and the wider community, with results published in print … Continue reading

Forever Young

fastBreak: Forever Young

Join us for another morning of inspiration! Five speakers will get five minutes each to impress, educate and entertain.  ”It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” - Tom Robbins This month’s theme features talks by Jack Delosa, a Walkley-nominated … Continue reading

Conversation by Vito Bila

Craft Cubed 2014: Unseamly vessels

In Unseamly vessels Vito Bila continues his exploration of vessels, in particular the production of non-functional metal vessels. In making his work Bila engages with a dynamic and unconventional combination of processes and materials, and he exploits the traditional and nontraditional, often within the … Continue reading

Sydney Design Festival: Design Futures

Sydney Design Festival 2014: Design Futures

Design Futures - this year’s festival theme explores the changes in the way we design, produce and consume, with an exciting Sydney-wide program of talks, exhibitions and workshops. How we design, produce, consume and interact is being rapidly altered, fuelled by … Continue reading

Undressed, Bendigo Gallery, 19 July - 26 October. Fashion Photograph John French, 1960s © Victoria and Albert Musuem

Undressed: 350 years of fashion in underwear

The importance of underwear in fashion history cannot be overstated. The majestic shapes of 18th century court dress, the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Dior’s cinched ‘New Look’ were all dependent upon elaborate corsetry, technologically … Continue reading

Workshopped14 - Clean Slate


WORKSHOPPED14: CLEAN SLATE exhibitors have been announced! Design Thinking will have an impact on Australia’s future prosperity. Whether designing products and services, or corporate strategies and processes, Design Thinking is core to innovation – imagination, research, concept, prototype, evaluation, implementation and … Continue reading

Christian Thompson, The Devil Made Him Do It. Banyule Art Collection. Photo Christian Thompson, The Devil Made Him Do It. Banyule Art Collection. Photo Christian Thompson.

Seventh Skin

Seventh Skin features over 20 artists from across Australia, presenting works from the Banyule Art Collection and beyond around the them of disguise and adornment. The selected artists explore the role of theatre and costume in contemporary life in fascinating ways. Through props, … Continue reading

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Residency

Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (BCSC) Residency

The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (BCSC) was established in 2010 to investigate the relationship between industry and the natural environment through projects that focus on acoustic ecology and environmental sustainability. It supports cultural initiatives investigating the history and ecology of the … Continue reading

Melissa Cameron Pattern

Melissa Cameron WORKSHOP

One design. Three materials. 30+ individual jewels 2 HOUR WORKSHOP: One design – Saturday 23rd August 2014. 10am-12noon In conjunction with Melissa Cameron’s new collection at Studio 20/17 from 1st – 30th August is a workshop that issues Cameron’s design … Continue reading