Seafarers Rest: a new park for Melbourne

10 Aug, 2020

The City of Melbourne has unveiled the design of Seafarers Rest, a new park on the north bank of the Yarra River in Docklands designed by OCULUS in collaboration with the City for developer Riverlee. Future Melbourne Committee members met on 2 June and unanimously endorsed the project for Stage 2 community engagement….

Bloomin’ Verges initiative bringing life to Sydney streets

6 Aug, 2020

Sydney’s streets and suburbs are going to become bloomin’ beautiful as an initiative from Landsberg Garden Design provides free planting plans for verges to everyone across the city through their ‘Bloomin’ Verges’ program. Particularly in this time of working from home and lock-downs, Bloomin’ Verges encourages everyone to get outdoors…

Microrecycling science delivers new ‘material microsurgery’

6 Aug, 2020

A new technology that promises to enhance the advanced manufacturing sector in Australia has been developed by the pioneers of ‘microrecycling science’ at UNSW’s Sustainable Materials and Research (SMaRT) Centre. The novel ‘material microsurgery’ technique developed by Professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team can extract valuable materials and elements from…

Sydney Park and Central Park recognised as top five in the world

5 Aug, 2020

As governments work to create safer public spaces in a COVID-19-affected world; two much-celebrated Sydney projects have been shortlisted in the world’s most extensive architecture awards program – being recognised internationally for their contribution to the community and environment. Among a select cohort of international projects declared finalists in the 2020 Architizer A+ Awards last…

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney to present NIRIN at Carriageworks

30 Jul, 2020

The Biennale of Sydney announced today that it will open part of its 22nd edition, titled NIRIN, on Gadigal land at Carriageworks from 7 August – 26 September 2020. Thanks to the generous support of the Biennale’s Principal Patron, The Neilson Foundation, and the collaborative efforts of Biennale of Sydney and Carriageworks,…

NGV + Stylecraft announce AFDA 2020 winner

29 Jul, 2020

As part of Melbourne Design Week (12–22 March 2020), the National Gallery of Victoria has for the first time partnered with Stylecraft to present the winner of the Australian Furniture Design Award (AFDA), with James Walsh taking out a $20 000 cash prize for his entry Anthropic Bench. James Walsh…

SHELTER: a global streaming platform for architecture, design, outdoor living

29 Jul, 2020

SHELTER, a new curated global streaming platform for architecture, design, lifestyle and outdoor living content launches on July 31, bringing together quality films, television series and the exclusive Shelter Originals: Inspired Architecture series.  The innovative new platform has partnered with global magazines Dwell and green magazine among others, to host and present premium…

WORKSHOPPED20: 20th Anniversary Exhibition

28 Jul, 2020

Australian Design Centre presents the 20th anniversary exhibition of the design industry’s much anticipated annual program WORKSHOPPED20 – the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers.  Launched in 2000, this exhibition was the very first awards program focusing on furniture, lighting and object design in Australia. Started by…

Sydney Ball: 1963-1973 Works from the Estate

24 Jul, 2020

One of Australia’s leading exponents of colour painting, Sydney Ball (29 October 1933 – 5 March 2017) continued, throughout his long career, to push the boundaries of his artistic practice. In investigating over and again the possibilities of colour and form he produced a prodigious body of work comprising nineteen…