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Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program launches

25 Nov, 2019

The Powerhouse has launched the Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program. Six artists who work across glass and ceramics have been commissioned to create a new work for the Powerhouse Museum’s collection. The selected artists are: Scott Chaseling and Tim Edwards who work with blown-glass; ceramicist Steve Harrison; ceramic artist and the inaugural winner of The Design Files’…

2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards winners

23 Nov, 2019

An extension to Victoria’s Parliament House, a typeface designed to help learning and a fashion label driven by sustainability are among the winners of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. The Parliament of Victoria’s new Members’ Annexe in Melbourne scooped the architecture category and was named overall Design of the…

R & M McGivern Prize delves deep into the Anthropocene

22 Nov, 2019

Inviting a conversation about the environment, colonisation, sustainability, industrialisation, geology and ecology, Maroondah City Council is excited to present the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize. Shortlisted works are set to exhibit across two venues in the Ringwood arts precinct, ArtSpace at Realm and Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery this 23…

Iconic Keith Haring Water Wall mural to be reimagined by the NGV

18 Nov, 2019

Celebrating 35 years since Keith Haring painted a temporary mural on NGV’s Water Wall – and coinciding with the world-exclusive exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines – the NGV will reimagine the untitled 1984 mural with a striking vinyl graphic displayed at the site of the original artwork…

2019 ArchiTeam Awards winners

14 Nov, 2019

ArchiTeam Cooperative’s Annual Awards program showcased the very best in architecture from Australia’s small, medium and emerging architects on Wednesday 13 November. ArchiTeam made some dramatic changes to how the awards fortnight exhibited over 140 entries, by collaborating with partner Big Plans Melbourne, the exhibition was a spectacular and certainly…

MPavilion 2019 opens

13 Nov, 2019

MPavilion 2019, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt AO, opened today in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Internationally influential for his environmentally responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character, Murcutt’s MPavilion heralds a milestone in the architect’s fifty-year career as his first civic city design. Initiated and commissioned…

Open now: MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 Laneway Architecture

13 Nov, 2019

green magazine and MINI’s third exhibition, MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 has officially opened to the public. The exhibition marks the culmination of architects and RMIT architecture students’ experiments with the architectural potential of laneways. The architects’ drawings and models offer unique, creative and captivating interpretations of the hypothetical brief…

MINI Portraits: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

13 Nov, 2019

MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 will bring together architects and RMIT architecture students to explore the potential of our laneways. In the lead-up to the exhibition, we’ve asked participating architects to give us a tour of their favourite Melbourne laneway. Watch the video and read the transcript of Phil Burns…

MINI Portraits: Studio Edwards

11 Nov, 2019

MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 will bring together architects and RMIT architecture students to explore the potential of our laneways. In the lead-up to the exhibition, we’ve asked participating architects to give us a tour of their favourite Melbourne laneway. Watch the video and read the transcript of Ben Edwards…