Events

Sydney Design Festival 2018: MAAS presents Common Good

23 Nov, 2017

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) will open a major contemporary design exhibition on 2 March 2018 to celebrate the 20th Sydney Design Festival. Curated by and exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Common Good explores design trends in Australia and neighbouring regions and the positive design-lead responses…

Palace of the Republic opens at the NGV

17 Nov, 2017

Featuring a series of eight large-scale collapsible paper sculptures inspired by the structure of honeycomb, the major solo exhibition Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic has transformed NGV Australia into an immersive and surreal landscape of more than 100 colourful sculptures. Commissioned by the NGV especially for this exhibition, the Palace of the…

The Design Files Open House presents Mountains

15 Nov, 2017

The Design Files Open House isn’t your typical pop-up. This unique curated event brings together the work of over 60 Australian makers, designers and artists, presented within the “ultimate Australian Home” setting. After nine months in development, three months of construction, and a week of bumping in, styling and finessing,…

Yayoi Kusama exhibition opens at QAGOMA

15 Nov, 2017

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) opened at Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) earlier this month and will run until February 11, 2018. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow was co-curated with the…

Open House Perth returns for 2017

9 Nov, 2017

Open House Perth is back for 2017 for one weekend only on 11 and 12 November. An OHP record of 106 destinations throughout Perth and its surrounds will give the public unprecedented access to view and experience outstanding architecture and design spaces. 35 destinations will open their doors for the…

Marimekko exhibition comes to Australia

1 Nov, 2017

Established during the golden age of post-war Modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the 1960s and 1970s with its bold screen prints and pop art style graphics. A large-scale exhibition highlighting the history and relevance of the Marimekko brand will open at…

Reinventing our cities

25 Oct, 2017

Sustainability and urban transformation to improve people’s lives is the focus of this week’s Future Cities National Forum, held at the University of Melbourne. Hosted by the University’s CRC for Low Carbon Living and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL), the forum will explore four ‘reinventing the city’ movements: greening, smarting,…

Big Design Market 2017 highlights

23 Oct, 2017

The Big Design Market always delivers an exceptional line up of the most unique curated offerings of ethical and independent designer gifts in an inspiring shopping experience all under one roof. Highlights for 2017 include a carefully curated assembly of the best local creative talent, as well as indigenous artists from…

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents Rosemary Laing

19 Oct, 2017

The TarraWarra Museum of Art is set to stage an exhibition of the works of Rosemary Laing, one of Australia’s most significant and internationally renowned photo-based artists, 2 December 2017 – 11 February 2018. Focusing on the theme of land and landscape in Laing’s oeuvre, the Rosemary Laing exhibition includes…