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Kader Attia – Sydney

April 12 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street
Sydney, NSW Australia
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The MCA has done well to secure a survey of Kader Attia works recipient of the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp prize, France’s most prestigious art award. Largely installation with some film and sculpture, the work explores themes of trauma and loss, emptiness and the void. Ghost, 2007, for example, comprises 160 aluminium-foil casts of kneeling women in prayer. When approached from behind, they seem solid, yet the figures turn out to be empty shells. “I’m fascinated by the devotion shown…

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Decor + Design

July 20 - July 23
Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia
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Decor + Design, affectionately referred to as D+D, is an interior designer’s heaven. Products as far as the eye can see with over 250 exhibitors showcasing the very latest in interiors, soft furnishings, lighting, homewares and furniture. In 2016 over 10,000 trade personnel converged on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for Decor + Design. Besides meeting with other interior designers, decorators, retailers, manufacturers and architects, why else would you visit? LATEST TRENDS Increase your knowledge and be inspired! Let…

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Living Cities forum

July 27
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Melbourne, Vic Australia
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The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the Living Cities Forum 2017, which brings together leading international architects and design thinkers to investigate the definition of liveability and attempts to illustrate the image of a truly liveable city as viewed through a design lens. “Design impacts the way we live and has the creative power to solve real-world problems. Living Cities Forum is a visionary think tank which will allow Melbourne — one of the world’s most liveable cities—to maintain its…

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Open House Melbourne

July 29 - July 30
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A highlight of the Melbourne A&D calendar, Melbourne Open House has increasingly seen buildings opening their once very closed and very private doors. The recent appointment of Emma Telfer as executive director is a smart move that will see the continued expansion of this platform. “I’m incredibly proud to be stepping into the role of executive director as Open House matures into a multifaceted public architecture organisation,” says Telfer. A key expansion of this year’s offering is the What Would…

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The Festival of Urbanism IV

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 9:00 pm
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Brought to you by the Henry Halloran Trust and the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Join us for a series of talks in conversation with researchers, industry professionals and community leaders, who are challenging practice and creating new approaches to maximise the public interest and benefits. Several events will be taking place over the festival, check the website for more details. festivalofurbanism.com

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Melbourne Art Fair

August 2 - August 5
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The fair takes place during Melbourne Art Week, 2-5 August 2018, housed in a temporary structure within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing 40-50 galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region, Melbourne Art Fair returns with a curated selection of some of the newest and most respected names in contemporary art. View established contemporary galleries from Australasia and beyond, exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo shows and group presentations of closely related…

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Perspectives speaker series

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Darlinghurt Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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Perspectives is a speaker event series aiming to enable conversations amongst creative industry peers by drawing together people, posing themes and most importantly, inviting the women involved in our creative industries to share their perspectives. Speakers include: - Annie Tennant, the general manager of sustainability and culture at Barangaroo South for Lend Lease, - Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean at UNSW Built Environment, is a cross-disciplinary - an architect, landscape architect and urbanist - who combines teaching, research, practice and advisory roles, and -…

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The Pool at NGV

August 18, 2017 - February 1, 2018
Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Select a Country:
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For the first time in Australia The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, Australia’s exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, will be on display for local audiences in a special exhibit at NGV Australia in Melbourne. Beginning in August, the immersive exhibition will explore public space as a vital component to society using one of Australia’s greatest cultural symbols – the pool. The Australian exhibition in Venice, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and curated by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle…

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Kader Attia – Melbourne

September 30 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
ACCA, 111 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
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kader-attia

The MCA has done well to secure a survey of Kader Attia works recipient of the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp prize, France’s most prestigious art award. Largely installation with some film and sculpture, the work explores themes of trauma and loss, emptiness and the void. Ghost, 2007, for example, comprises 160 aluminium-foil casts of kneeling women in prayer. When approached from behind, they seem solid, yet the figures turn out to be empty shells. “I’m fascinated by the devotion shown…

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DESIGN-MADE.

October 27 - October 29
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Brought together by Authentic Design Alliance (ADA) and Factory Design District, DESIGN-MADE. is a three-day celebration of design for Australia and is set to prove that design is not something just for a small niche of the elite, but is, in fact, something for everyone. What is design? And how much do we know and care about the things we surround ourselves with? It’s time for us to change the way we look at purchasing new items and to move away…

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