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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

cyberworlds

Cyberworlds 2014

Cyberworlds 2014 will be held during 6-8 October, 2014 in the beautiful city of Santander, located in the north coast of Spain. It is organized by the Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Group of the University of Cantabria in cooperation with EUROGRAPHICS Association and IFIP Workgroup Computer Graphics … Continue reading

What is a a design award

A’Design Award and Competition

The A’Design Award and Competition is for designers, innovators and companies. In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and products. The … Continue reading

ISEA2015 vancouver

ISEA2015

Vancouver, Canada, August 10 -15, 2015 ISEA2015′s theme of DISRUPTION invites a conversation about the aesthetics of change, renewal, efficiencies and game-changing paradigms. We look to raw bursts of energy, Davids and Goliaths, reconciliation, error, and destructive and creative force … Continue reading