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 […]

What not to miss at DESIGN Canberra 2020

DESIGN Canberra returns to the nation’s capital in November with more than 200 events, talks, exhibitions and artist demonstrations. The annual design event will run from 9-29 November with plenty of online resources for those of us who can’t make it to the capital as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Speaking to ADR, CEO of […]

NGV unveils program for Triennial 2020

Works from Kengo Kuma will be among the 86 projects on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) when its Triennial opens later this year. While COVID-19 restrictions have led to the postponement or cancellation of many exhibitions globally, the Melbourne gallery has decided to go ahead with its Triennal, which will feature more […]

Searle x Waldron Architecture wins top prize at 2020 Dulux Colour Awards

Searle x Waldron Architecture was the Australian Grand Prix winner at the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards, taking home the top prize for UOM Southbank – End of Trip. The project used a new facade to update bicycle storage and change rooms, which is revealed upon campus entry at the University of Melbourne Southbank. The jury, […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards

There are only two weeks remaining to submit your project into Shaw Contract’s 2020 Design Awards! Recognising excellence and the creative vision of architects and designers, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program has been held annually since 2005 – that’s 15 years of placing a spotlight on practitioners who inspire new ways of living, working, learning […]

Melbourne Design Week 2021 calls for designers and artists to submit ideas

Artists, designers and architects are being invited to pitch their projects and ideas for Melbourne Design Week 2021. The Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions will explore the theme ‘Design the world you want’ in 2021. Expressions of interest are now open for ideas that consider “how the design community can […]

“Flexibility has become the most valuable currency” in the workplace – Balder Tol, WeWork

As companies around the world start to rethink their workplace needs post-COVID19, they’re in search of more flexible and safer, turnkey options, says WeWork general manager of Australia and New Zealand Balder Tol. Speaking to ADR recently about the future of co-working in a post-pandemic ‘normal’, Tol says WeWork has been affected by the pandemic, […]

Retreat, Nourish and Reset are the 2021 colour palettes from Dulux

Paint brand Dulux Australia has chosen three tonal palettes that “prioritises natural colours and textures” as its forecast for 2021. Combining softer tones “for comfort and security” with moments of stronger colour to “brighten our outlook and wellbeing”, the palettes are dominated by greys, creams and browns. Dulux Australia says its 2021 Colour Forecast stems […]

Australian Design Centre looks back at 20 years of homegrown design

The work of Adam Cornish, Alex Gilmour, Adam Goodrum, Charles Wilson and some other well known Australian designers who got their start at WORKSHOPPED are at the centre of its latest exhibition at the Australian Design Centre. WORKSHOPPED20 looks back at 20 years of Australian design by emerging and established designers and celebrates the annual program, […]