Cathedrals of Culture

30 Sep, 2014

“Cathedrals of Culture must rank as one of the most fervent hymns to architecture ever sung, proudly throwing down the gauntlet of high culture to that part of the intelligentsia who attend the movies. Clever, coy, precious, stirring, it’s a film of many moods.” – The Hollywood Reporter The Australian…

Garage Sale Trail

29 Sep, 2014

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at the giant, city-wide garage sale on 25 October. Josh, a highly acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and musician, is an avid supporter of garage sales as a…

Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture

26 Sep, 2014

Brisbane will host a pioneering event exploring the future of how the landscapes of our cities and public spaces are designed and governed through the inaugural Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture. Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Forecast runs from October 16 – 18, and brings together…

Snap Some Wood

11 Sep, 2014

Planet Ark has launched its popular Snap Some Wood photo competition for 2014, with four iPads with wooden covers, worth over $2,750 each, up for grabs for the best images. The photo competition is an initiative of Planet Ark’s ‘Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good’ campaign, which…

Pop Up Horticulture

11 Sep, 2014

Experience pop up horticulture, that is, ‘real’ classes from real courses. You can visit the green roof garden, find out about the conservation of indigenous plants, and learn about growing heirloom vegetables and heritage fruit.  Available for interview is Fred Hellreigel, the course coordinator of the new gardener program.  “We are all excited as we will be launching the…

The Big Design Market

28 Aug, 2014

This year, the ‘big’ in The Big Design Market must not be understated. In it’s third year running and after hugely successful events in 2012 and 2013, The Big Design Market returns in December with more designers than ever before.  The ultimate Christmas shopping event, this year 225 Australian and…

Free lessons in getting back to nature

20 Aug, 2014

The City of Sydney will celebrate national Biodiversity Month this September with a series of free wildlife workshops to help people of all ages learn more about our local birds, bats and trees. Biodiversity Month is an annual international event that aims to promote the importance of looking after plant…

Unlock your city at Sydney Open 2014

6 Aug, 2014

Unlock the doors to more than 50 of the city’s most historic and architecturally inspiring buildings at Sydney Open on Sunday 2 November 2014. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the biennial Sydney Open gives Sydneysiders and visitors alike the rare opportunity to explore, learn and discover hidden architectural gems. Presented by…

Come and play with Bloom at the Design Hub!

6 Aug, 2014

Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek’s interactive installation Bloom will be on show at RMIT University Design Hub from 28 August to 11 October, in conjunction with The Future Is Here – an exhibition from London’s Design Museum. Bloom – an urban toy, distributed social game and collective ‘gardening’ experience –…

Off the grid events at Hot Modernism at SLQ

8 Jul, 2014

State Library of Queensland today launches their major exhibition Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75 which will run until 12 October 2014. Hot Modernism is the outcome of an important partnership between State Library and The University of Queensland along with support from the Australia Research Council Linkage Project funding….