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Tiara (1990) by Fiona Hall, who was recently selected to represent Australia at teh Venice Biennale in 2015. Hall made the tiara from aluminium sardine tins.

A Fine Possession

Our love of personal adornment is universal. It was born of the delight in the visual and sensory pleasures when humans began decorating their bodies with natural materials. Soon we realised that wearing jewellery could change us in the eyes of others: jewellery could make us more attractive or … Continue reading

Makerspace RoboDojo at the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph by Daniel Green

The future is now

This year Sydney Design Festival explored how the borders between designer, producer and consumer are being dissolved by new design technologies and practices. New forms of design thinking are democratising design and increasing collaboration across diverse domains. Via co-creation, participatory … Continue reading

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

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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

Head in the Clouds Pavilion by StudioKCA, image (c) 2013 by Tes Rivera

2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion … Continue reading

Passagen

PASSAGEN 2015 – Call for entries

PASSAGEN is Germany’s biggest design event. It will take place in Cologne, parallel to the international furnishing show (imm cologne). In keeping with tradition, PASSAGEN will once again open the international design season. The network of committed furniture stores, galleries, … Continue reading

Cullen Dish Wall Light from Mullan Lighting.

100% Design: Design Kaleidoscope

100% Design will return this September to London, celebrating its 20th anniversary. International creator Philippe Starck will open the show on September 17, to coincide with the unveiling of Flexible Architecture, his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino. 100% … Continue reading

Image by Erica Sturla, shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014

The prize for illustration

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum, is delighted to announce that submissions are now welcome for The Prize for Illustration 2015. This year the theme is London Places and Spaces. London has inspired countless great works … Continue reading

Biennale Interieur 2014

Biennale Interieur 2014

The British architect and author Joseph Grima (Space Caviar), curator of the cultural programme of INTERIEUR 2014, will confront visitors of the Biennale with an investigation into the essence and meaning of our home, titled ‘The home does not exist’. Spread … Continue reading

David Manley

Ambivalent Structures

Graduate and staff David Manley is exhibiting work in Ambivalent Structures at Black Eye Gallery. The exhibition investigates the built environment, urbanism and the psychological effects of architecture on the individual. It explores remnants of the Cold War within an urban context, incorporating historical and … Continue reading

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évasion

Anna Munster and Michele Barker. évasion is a multi‐channel moving image and responsive audio installation exploring contemporary and historical cultures and practices of illusionism. An escape artist seems to be breaking free from a straightjacket but the installation ‘traps’ him and … Continue reading

Sideshow

Sideshow

Curated by Isobel Parker Philip Sideshow adopts the spatial logic of the circus sideshow as an allegorical blueprint for exhibition display. Popular from the 1850s until the mid 20th century, circus sideshows situated each individual ‘exhibit’ within a makeshift tent structure. … Continue reading

Alex Martinis Roe, A story from Circolo della Rosa

far and wide: Narrative into Idea

far and wide: Narrative into Idea explores the relationship between narrative and conceptual thinking in the work of five Australian artists. Drawn to the momentum associated with any story, these artists are using forms such as oral history, sign writing, the … Continue reading