Dulux Colour Awards announces jury for 2020 prize

With entries closing at the end of this month, the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards have announced its lineup of judges. To award the best use of colour will be Jean-Pierre Biasol, Jonathan Richards from Richards Stanisich, Kathryn Robson from Robson Rak and Foolscap Studio’s Adele Winteridge. From across the Tasman, Auckland-based interior design studio, Material […]

Aussie interior designers offer pro bono services to bushfire-affected communities

Local interior designer studios like Fiona Lynch, Simone Haag and Studio Griffiths have come together to lend their services pro bono to bushfire-affected communities, signing up for the Design Donated initiative. As of writing, more than 225 interior design studios across the country have signed up on the online platform started by Melbourne interior designer […]

What will the interior design industry look like in the new decade?

What is the future of interior design? With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest – both of which launched in 2010 – the industry experienced, perhaps for the first time, changes that went beyond trends and colours to include new marketing strategies, the threat of the DIY-stylist and the increasingly difficult […]

Design community unites to help bushfire-affected communities

Australian designers, architects and tradies have come together to do their bit for those who have lost everything in the recent bushfires. Last week, ADR covered the Architects Assist initiative, which connects those who have lost their homes in the fires with qualified architects and designers offering pro bono advice and design services. Tradies For […]

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines opens at NGV

Crossing Lines, a joint exhibition of the work of groundbreaking US artists Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 to 1988) and Keith Haring (1958 to 1990), has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria International. The exhibition is loosely a dialogue between two artists who were friends and collaborators in the heady artistically fecund days of 1980s New York. Their work […]

Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce’s 2019 NGV Architecture Commission opens to the public

Set among the European pin oaks of the National Gallery of Victoria, Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce’s installation for the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission is as much about what isn’t there as what is.  In Absence opens to the public on 27 November and will be on the Melbourne museum’s grounds until April 2020. ADR toured the installation […]

Entries now open for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020

Submissions are now open for all Australian designers and makers looking to enter new and original furniture designs in next year’s Australian Furniture Design Award.  The 2020 theme is ‘How can design shape life?’ and designers must consider the broader implications and opportunities of furniture design in their entries. They have until 22 November to submit a design concept and information about their professional […]

Benjamin Moore names 2020 Colour of the Year

North American paint brand Benjamin Moore & Co has revealed its Colour of the Year 2020 is a warm, rosy pink named First Light. It’s the company’s first time choosing a pink hue, which they describe as a fresh palette “blooming with potential” for a bright new decade. Every year, the colour specialists at Benjamin Moore try to […]

NAB pledges $2 billion to fund affordable housing across Australia

NAB has announced a $2 billion commitment over three years to address the shortage of affordable and specialist housing in Australia. Currently, more than 189,000 people are on public housing waiting lists across Australia. In New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland, that wait can stretch to more than a decade. The funds announced […]

Boyd’s Walsh Street to host 100 Objects – Australian design at home exhibition Oct 12-26

Step inside Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence to discover products from some of Australia’s most celebrated designers in the 100 Designs – Australian design at home exhibition, on in Melbourne from October 12-26.  The exhibition is part of celebrations marking 100 years since Robin Boyd’s birth, inviting visitors to roam through the extraordinary rooms and […]

Biennale of Sydney announces two new directors

The Biennale of Sydney, the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Australia, has announced two new members have joined its board of directors: Johanna Featherstone and Rachel Verghis. Chaired by Kate Mills, the board of 13 members also includes Josephine Cashman, Geoffrey Cassidy, Danielle Earp, Anne Flanagan, Paris Neilson, James Roth, Morry Schwartz AM, Naseema Sparks […]