Pantone + friends’ colours of the year 2021

In what has been a turbulent year, it’s nice to know that one A&D tradition is still going strong – colour of the year predictions – with all the major paint brands here and abroad flooding our holiday inboxes with shades tailor made for 2021. Pantone – Ultimate Grey and Illuminating The self-described universal language […]

Fivex Art Prize joint winners revealed

The winners of the inaugural Fivex Art Prize – Australia’s first award focused on billboard art – have now been revealed. Out of a prestigious group of six shortlisted artists, Catherine Clover and Daniel Kotsimbos, who are both Melbourne-based, will share the $30,000 prize, taking home $15,000 each. The results were announced by Lord Mayor Sally Capp, […]

Modernist gardens celebrated in new book, Living Outside

Hitting shelves in November, Living Outside is a collection of residential gardens representing the most ambitious and inspiring contemporary interpretations of mid-century Australian design. Authors, landscape architect Sharon Mackay and Architecture Insights podcast host Diana Snape, trace the Australian garden back to its mid-20th century roots, when gardens became outdoor rooms for recreation and healthy living. Inaugural creative directors of […]

Bompas & Parr to headline MPavilion 2020 program

The MPavilion 2020 season will be “dynamic and optimistic” in response to the year of challenge, say organisers. Australia’s leading architecture and design event will run from 12 November 2020 – 21 March 2021 in Melbourne and feature more than 500 artists and designers from Australia and overseas. This amplified number of guests is partly […]

NGV unveils program for Triennial 2020

Australian Design Centre looks back at 20 years of homegrown design