Brisbane wins hosting rights for Design Research Society Conference 2020

Brisbane will welcome 600 leading minds in global design research after winning hosting rights for the Design Research Society (DRS) Conference 2020. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the competitive bid, led by the Brisbane Convention Bureau in partnership with Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art, will see the biennial international conference return to Australia in […]

Melbourne is getting Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery

Melbourne will soon be home to Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery in a redevelopment the government is calling a “once-in-a-generation transformation”. The transformation is part of a redevelopment of Southbank, the city’s arts precinct, with the new NGV Contemporary forming the centrepiece. NGVC will be a standalone gallery with a focus on contemporary art and design. Once […]

Architects: To register or not to register?

Having recently transitioned from an architectural graduate to a registered Victorian architect, Amelyn Ng reflects on the process. This is not your classic story with the concluding mandate to ‘get registered’. This is also by no means a representative or aggregative picture of architectural registration in Australia. Instead, this is a retrospective incursion into the thoughts […]

Fleur Watson named as executive curator of Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

The Lyon Foundation has announced the appointment of former editor of Monument magazine and curator at RMIT Design Hub, Fleur Watson, as the executive curator of its new public museum, the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries. Offering a new platform for works of contemporary art, architecture and design, the new Housemuseum Galleries, due to open early 2019, will provide a […]

Designing brand Hillary Clinton

Cast your minds back to 2016, to the morning of 8 November to be precise. Do you remember what you were doing? There’s a strong likelihood that whatever it was, in the back of your mind you were expecting (or even hoping) that by the end of the day one of the world’s most formidable […]

Nendo to create immersive exhibition inspired by artist M.C. Escher

Japanese design studio Nendo is set to design a “deeply immersive” exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) inspired by more than 160 prints and drawings by Dutch artist M.C. Escher.  The exhibition forms part of NGV’s 2018/2019 program and will “intertwine the worlds of both artist and designer in a masterful and enigmatic visual presentation”. Celebrated as a master […]

IDEA 2018 entries close in one week!

Entries to the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) close in one week’s time, so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance of being recognised for achieving design excellence. To enter the awards please click here. IDEA is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, the program celebrates the best […]

Phillip K. Smith III and COS create mirrored wall installation for Milan Design Week

American artist Phillip K. Smith III has teamed with fashion brand COS to create Open Sky, a large-scale sculptural installation at Milan’s Palazzo Isimbardi. It marks COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and this year’s offering transforms the overhead square of sky of Palazzo Isimbardi’s courtyard into a physical ring of reflected sky. With […]

What really happens in a design studio? Figr Architecture, Maike Studio and CMD reveal all

From arguments with builders to timber factories burning down (yes, that really happened!) the real life of a design studio isn’t as glamorous as you might believe. ADR editor Natalie Mortimer recently hosted a panel at the Design Co-op  during Melbourne Design Week and spoke to Michael Artemenko of Figr Architecture, Mairead Murphy of Maike […]

Kirsten Stanisich: how an architectural background has helped shaped her approach to interior design

In the lead up to IDEA 2018 ADR is running a series of interviews with the esteemed jury panel, kicking off with Kirsten Stanisich, director of  SJB Interiors. We caught up with the architect-turned-interior designer to find out what inspires and informs her interiors style as well as what she will be looking for as an IDEA […]