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RMIT University sustainability experts comment on Victorian Government’s circular economy discussion paper

21 Aug, 2019

Experts warn a major opportunity to improve sustainability in Victoria is being missed by focusing exclusively on patching up recycling systems, while failing to address more fundamental issues. In a submission just made to the Victoria Government’s circular economy discussion paper, Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga and fellow RMIT University sustainability experts highlighted…

Open House Launceston program released

21 Aug, 2019

Tasmania’s most popular architecture and design event, Open House, is coming back to Launceston in 2019. Open House Launceston, presented by Open House Hobart (OHH), will be held on Saturday 7 September, as part of the Junction Arts Festival. “Wow, what a feast for the senses! Junction is delighted to…

Japan: Archipelago of the House

19 Aug, 2019

Design Tasmania, in conjunction with the University of Tasmania, presents Japan: Archipelago of the House – an exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture of the house and home from August 23rd–September 22nd, 2019. Western design consumers have long been fascinated with the novelty of Japanese domestic architecture: its materials, spaces and…

The Think Brick Awards 2019 winners

16 Aug, 2019

The Think Brick Award winners were announced last night at The Crown Palladium Melbourne, showcasing bold and brave designs in the use of clay bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles in contemporary Australian architecture. As Australia’s richest design awards, The Think Brick Awards handed out $70 000 in prize money…

South Australian brand launches solar-powered furniture

14 Aug, 2019

South Australian outdoor furniture brand Sedi has developed bespoke benches and shelter options for smart cities and regional areas. Bronte Modra, the director of Adelaide-based modular engineering company Specialised Solutions, created the Sedi range of park benches, parklets and bus stops in February this year. The smart shelters are built…

Indigenous designs presented by Koskela in ‘Ngalya’ exhibition

12 Aug, 2019

Koskela, one of Australia’s leading furniture, design and lifestyle brands, will present Ngalya, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Koskela’s social impact projects working with Australia’s First Nation Peoples. Koskela will present an exhibition including a new collection of lighting designs in collaboration with six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Fremantle Biennale announces program for UNDERCURRENT 19

6 Aug, 2019

Fremantle Biennale announced UNDERCURRENT 19, the second edition of the city-wide contemporary art program showcasing experimental site responsive work from established and emerging artists from across the world. Opening UNDERCURRENT 19, the Fremantle Biennale will present the internationally acclaimed light installation WATERLICHT by Studio Roosegaarde founded by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. Marking the first time the studio…