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

‘Art Autre', photograph courtesy of Fendi

Selective Ethics

For the past month, the art museum at my university has been host to an exhibition of extraordinary beauty, fascinating experimentation, and craft technique of a skill that I thought was no longer found in the contemporary world. It was … Continue reading

Wool Modern arrives

Wool Modern arrives in Sydney

An exhibition celebrating wool highlights the significance of the material to the international design community in the 21st Century. The Wool Modern exhibition travelling the world and featuring global designer heavyweights has arrived in Sydney. The exhibition includes works made … Continue reading


Fashion, farming, medical technology and the humble ‘postie’ bike undergo the ‘Big Green Idea’ treatment

Beating a highly competitive field of 150 applicants, four brilliant young Australian innovators from the fields of fashion, food farming, medical technology and mechanical engineering have been awarded a combined $60,000 prize pool from the British Council and LRQA (Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance), to make their Big Green Ideas a reality. Continue reading