DESIGN Canberra announces five more exhibitions and a new collaboration

Along with five new exhibitions, DESIGN Canberra has announced an inaugural partnership with the food and entertainment organisation Forage Festival. Celebrating Canberra as a global city of design, DESIGN Canberra 2022 is presented by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre and explores the theme of ‘Transformation’. From Wednesday 2 until Sunday 20 November, audiences are […]

The Global Life of Design at the NGV, a voyage through the history of design

The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) newest exhibition, The Global Life of Design, examines and reveals the interlocking networks of power, economics and influence that continue to shape design practices today. From pigments to produce, timber and textiles, the global exchange of commodities throughout history has influenced design traditions, leading to breakthroughs in technology, the […]

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct opens its doors for Sydney Open 2022

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct has been transformed and it’s ready to show off its makeover at this year’s Sydney Open. Presented from Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November, Sydney Open is an opportunity to discover the city’s cultural heritage and architecture through a specially curated program of unique experiences typically inaccessible to the general public. […]

Sculpture By The Sea returns to Bondi

The world’s largest free to the public outdoor sculpture exhibition returns to Bondi.  Over 100 sculptures and artworks from Australian and international artists will be on display along two kilometres from Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.  This beloved and photographed event, attracting 450,000 visitors over the 18 days kicking off the start of summer, will […]

Foreground Architecture ushers in a new chapter

Melbourne-based architecture practice FMSA Architecture has announced its rebrand as Foreground Architecture, marking a new chapter for the team. Founded in 1973, Foreground Architecture is celebrating almost 50 years with a new brand and new office in Carlton. Last Friday, Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp welcomed the team of 37 to its new inner-city location […]

SJB and Land and Form win design competition for Parramatta River waterfront

A collaboration between SJB and Land and Form Studios has resulted in the winning competition entry for Billbergia’s 25-27 Leeds Street. As the first major development under the Rhodes East Master Plan, 25-27 Leeds Street will seek to create a biophilic and permeable precinct, expanding the long-term regeneration of the area from the former industrial […]

The Royal Exhibition Building’s Dome Promenade to open its doors

Dome Promenade: an icon of Melbourne’s history is welcoming visitors for a unique opportunity to overlook Carlton Gardens and view the city’s skyline. With its history dating back to the 19th century, the Royal Exhibition Building was originally built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. The Dome Promenade was a key attraction of the 1880 […]

Rone transforms Flinders Street Station ballroom to bring back a lost era

Internationally renowned artist Rone is set to take over Melbourne’s iconic location with his exhibition, Time. The epic new installation will be brought to Flinders Street Station’s hidden third floor and ballroom, bringing a lost era of Melbourne history back to life. Over three years since its inception, Time will open to the public on […]

Australian Design Review welcomes new editor: Clémence Carayol

Clémence Carayol joins the team at Niche as the online editor of Australian Design Review and the new editor of Niche’s flagship interior design publication, inside. Born in France but now based in Australia, Carayol traded Paris for Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2021. Passionate about design and “all the pleasures of life”, Carayol is excited […]

Future Design Research Symposium at the University of Melbourne

Across two days, the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture will present the ‘Future Design Research Symposium’. Held on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September, the symposium will see 30 national and international speakers explore how contemporary design practices produce meaningful social and cultural transformation, and how design research and industry create synergies solutions for […]

Abbotsford Convent explores otherwordly art and architecture after dark

Abbotsford Convent gardens and architecture are transformed in Interspecies and Other Others, the world premiere of a new after-dark exhibition curated by artistic director Kelli Aldred. Launched last Friday and running until Sunday 2 October, Interspecies and Other Others is a free exhibition taking place on the Heritage-listed grounds of Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent. In a […]