Updates

‘The House and Garden of the Future’ on display at MIFGS

18 Mar, 2019

A revolutionary display house and urban pop-up farm, demonstrating how the use of sustainable technology can slash energy bills and outperform the average Australian home. Taking a sustainable, low-cost approach to living is quickly becoming imperative for Australians. So, how can families adopt better environmental practices while cutting household costs?…

Melbourne Design Week 2019: Toxic City? Symposium

15 Mar, 2019

Presented by the NGV, Foreground and The New York Times, Toxic City? Symposium will be held on Tuesday 19 March and will bring together local and international experts to evaluate our cities and the systems that sustain them – food, water, and energy – and how these are major factors…

Our guide to Melbourne Design Week 2019

14 Mar, 2019

Melbourne Design Week opens today and will run until 24 March. Its extensive and varied program brings together leading designers, artists and thinkers to respond to the central theme of Design Experiments, in addition to addressing the five “big ideas” of Reconnecting with Birrarung, The War on Waste, Materials, Possible Futures and Inclusive…

Victoria’s architects compete for honours in 2019 Awards

13 Mar, 2019

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has today revealed its list of entries in this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards, recognised as the leading program of its kind. The 248 entries received for this year’s awards almost equal the record set last year and now extend across 14…

Victorian Design Challenge: Waste Challenge shortlist announced

13 Mar, 2019

The NGV today announces the shortlist of the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge – the Waste Challenge, which this year is focused on reducing, recovering and eliminating waste. THE COMPETITION The Victorian Design Challenge is an annual competition that provokes designers to respond to significant issues that Victoria (and Australia and…

Behind Melbourne Design Week

13 Mar, 2019

In 2019, Australia’s leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events – including 47 exhibitions, 16 film screenings, 81 talks, 33 tours and 18 workshops as well as more than 40 events for Melbourne Art Book Fair –…

Katie West: Clearing

12 Mar, 2019

For her new solo exhibition Clearing, Katie West weaves the many threads of her practice together — natural dyeing, meditation and the creation of reading and listening spaces where the voices of Indigenous people dominate. Opening at TarraWarra Museum of Art on 23 March 2019, Clearing continues West’s multi-sensory installations…

Living Edge Perth by HASSELL

8 Mar, 2019

Living Edge was first established in Western Australia some 10 years ago. Having originated primarily as a contract office furniture company based in Northbridge on the city’s fringe, as Perth developed geographically and the city has grown towards Northbridge (with Yagan Square) so has the direction of Living Edge. The…

Good Design Awards announces new Women in Design Award

7 Mar, 2019

Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards has announced a new Women in Design Award to be offered as part of the 61st annual awards, for which the call for entries is now open. Good Design Australia invites submissions of the best of Australian and international design spanning 10 design disciplines including…

Inside Woods Bagot’s redesign of KPMG’s Perth office

6 Mar, 2019

Woods Bagot’s recent redesign of KPMG’s Bishop See office in Perth, WA is a clear demonstration of what it means to be site specific. Not only has the space been designed to enhance the new agile and more connected working culture of this global professional services giant, but its design…