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Fancy hitting the tiles in Spain?

Australian high-end tile supplier Rocks On is offering customers a chance to win a round-trip to Spain to attend the 2019 Cevisama exhibition in Valencia. To enter, customers need only specify a project using a product from one of the many Rocks On tile ranges. The more specs submitted the more chances there are to win. […]

MPavilion 2018 program announced

MPavilion 2018, designed by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós will open to the public from 9 October 2018 through 3 February 2019. The four-month program comprises over 400 free events taking the form of MTalks, MMeets, MMusic, MRelay, MProjects and MKids. This year the program has been curated responding to the […]

Sub-tropical design key to Brisbane transport, retail and residential hub

A new transit oriented development (TOD) is set to transform Ferny Grove—the site of an existing end-of-route train station. Upon completion, the development will comprise a major retail centre spanning more than 6000-square metres, 64 residential apartments, and more than 2200 car parks. The project—an initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main […]

Aesop collaborates with artist Bart Hess for new art film series

Aesop and Dutch artist Bart Hess have collaborated on a new digital installation that spans 60 metres within the Myer Bourke Street windows, in Melbourne. Called ‘Epistēmē’, the Ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding, the installation explores how the skin acts as an interface between the body and the world around us. Hess has […]

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 […]