Events

Why Listen to Plants?

27 Nov, 2018

Are plants conscious? If we now know that plants use sound to sense their surroundings, does it follow that plants also, somehow, ‘speak’? Plants and their companions may be quiet protagonists in a noisy world, but at a time when our environment is in crisis, can we take a leaf…

Designing Bright Futures

21 Nov, 2018

Australian Design Centre is proud to present, in partnership with UNSW Art & Design, the exhibition Designing Bright Futures opening on Thursday 22 November. Designing Bright Futures presents exciting new work by 12 emerging design practitioners. Spanning jewellery, textiles, graphics, object, interactive and spatial design these new designers consider social and environmental impacts…

The Big Design Market 2018

13 Nov, 2018

THE BIG DESIGN MARKET, Australia’s ultimate festive season shopping destination is back for 2018 – bigger, bolder, brighter, and on its way to Melbourne and Sydney. Melbourne: 30 November–2 December 2018, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton VIC Sydney: 7–9 December 2018, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park NSW THE BIG DESIGN MARKET…

Women in design lead summer events at MPavilion 2018

10 Nov, 2018

MPavilion today announced its December program of free cultural events to take place in the Queen Victoria Gardens under the celebrated pavilion designed by Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós. Highlighting women in leadership and digital technologies, international guests include Dr Elizabeth Churchill, director of User Experience at Google USA; Gabi…

2018 National Architecture Awards winners announced

2 Nov, 2018

From the rugged Tasmanian coast to the soaring skyscrapers of Spring Street, the winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards have shown how a defined sense of place, commitment to sustainability and professional ingenuity continue to drive innovation and transformation in Australian architectural practice. The winners…

Ocean plastic remnants turned into Sydney art installation

1 Nov, 2018

The 24-metre tall installation is designed to look like a neatly arranged cemetery, with 2255 spheres in all shades of orange to hold the ‘ashes’ of wasted orange peels. These round ‘orange urns’ are made from 120 kilograms of ocean plastic remnants collected from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Produced…

Re-Love by Feast Watson

29 Oct, 2018

Timber specialists Feast Watson has partnered with four renowned Australian designers – Steve Cordony, Sarah Ellison, Natalie Turnbull and Nat Wheeler and Kristy Sadlier of norsu Interiors – to raise money for Australian charities through its annual Re-Love Project. Re-Love by Feast Watson is the brand’s premiere collaborative charity campaign,…

2018 Australian Urban Design Awards winners announced

26 Oct, 2018

Four outstanding projects have been awarded and six commended in the 2018 Australian Urban Design Awards, the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design. Chosen from a shortlist of thirty-eight projects, the 2018 winners are a new hospital in Bendigo, the transformation of a former hospital site…