Events

Art + Climate = Change sneak peek

29 Mar, 2017

CLIMARTE’s highly anticipated festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, has now launched its website. Running from 19 April – 14 May across venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 provides a platform for the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, impacts, and solutions associated with…

Watchmaker, Melbourne Design Week

20 Mar, 2017

The inaugural Melbourne Design Week is navigating the concept of Design Values. The theme has been challenged in a multi-artist exhibition in an unusual location: an old watchmaker’s shop in Collingwood. Folk Architects have thoughtfully re-designed the derelict space, the starkness of which is perfectly complimented by multiple reflective panels. Vintage…

Considered Aesthetics: An Autumn Showcase

17 Mar, 2017

Two small, Melbourne-based businesses, One Fine Print and Anaca Studio have teamed up to present a refreshing retail concept, Considered Aesthetics: An Autumn Showcase, running in Fitzroy throughout April to June. ‘Considered Aesthetics’ is a temporary retail showcase of finely-crafted furniture, earthy artisanal objects, and intriguing photo-graphic artworks, designed and made…

Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift

15 Mar, 2017

Thirty-five provocative and eye-catching contemporary chairs, from a stool coated in Chilean volcanic rock to a hanging seat shaped like a killer whale, are being displayed in the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift. All recently acquired by the NGV through the support of…

Architecture students learn lessons from Yarrabah

10 Mar, 2017

The Indigenous community of Yarrabah, situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Cairns, was the focus of a design studio undertaken by University of Sydney architecture students who were given a unique opportunity to work with the local community on an affordable housing project. Known as the Burri Gummin (‘one fire’)…

Art + Climate = Change returns in 2017

3 Mar, 2017

CLIMARTE has announced the return of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas. Following on from the successful 2015 inaugural event, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 will take place across Melbourne and regional Victoria from 19 April until 14 May. Through its curated exhibitions and events, including the highly…

More than 60 artists announced for NGV Triennial

1 Mar, 2017

An unprecedented and large-scale global exhibition of art, design and architecture will be showcased in the inaugural NGV Triennial opening on 15 December 2017. Featuring more than 60 artists from over 30 countries and free and exclusive to Melbourne, the NGV Triennial will include major presentations from international and Australian…

Melbourne Design Week 2017

21 Feb, 2017

From iconic chair design to high-density apartment architecture, the inaugural Melbourne Design Week will explore the value of good design and showcase local and international innovators in a city-wide program from 16–26 March 2017. An initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, the eclectic…

Criteria Collection Presents Broached Monsters by Trent Jansen

19 Feb, 2017

Award-winning Sydney designer Trent Jansen has launched his latest series of works through Melbourne design centre, Broached Commissions. Anyone familiar with Jansen’s work expects each new collection to deliver highly refined products, steeped in history and created using sustainable technologies and materials. Jansen is also well-known for collaborating with Australian…