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Recently announced at the Good Design Australia Awards by Dr Brandon Gien, the city of Sydney is under consideration for the World Design Capital 2020 (WDC 2020) bythe World Design Organization (WDO). We are one of 5 entries from Asia, Continue reading

Our collective appetite for control is growing. Smart phones have made us self important. Technology has given us direct input and social media has let us share our voice on all sort of issues, products and services. But these days Continue reading

On 27 May, the V&A opened Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, exploring the most creative work of fashion designer Cristbal Balenciaga. Its the latest in a series of fashion exhibitions at the V&A and follows the exhibitions; Undressed: A Brief History of Continue reading

Well known Architectural firm Tzannes with projects across Sydney; including a residential and hotel project at Circular Quay, Bennelong Point, the Irving Street Breweryand the Dangrove Art Storage Facility for the collection of arts philanthropist Judith Neilson (currently in progress); Continue reading

With Mercedes-Benz 2017 Fashion Week upon us, insiders will no doubt be contemplating whats new, exciting, and inspiring in the fashion world. The Australian designers set to feature this week are just a small sample of the local talent that Continue reading

British attempts to assert dominance on a far-away colony were achieved through the execution of planning policies in the initial townships. These old imperial concepts of planning still have direct impacts on how Australians interact with public space in the Continue reading

Last week we were enthralled by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute Benefit, the Met Gala. Celebrities came out in their finest designer garments tocelebrate the Mets exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garons: Art of the In-Between; the Metropolitan Museums Continue reading

Each year 300 stands are erected for design schools, young designers and studios at the rear of halls 22-24 at Salone del Mobile. While its a long march from Hall One of the main entrance to the fairgrounds, its always Continue reading

As residents of Sydneywereaccustomed to the unsightly proliferation of building sites around the City. In an initiative by the City of Sydney, the works of 10 Australian designers, artists, photographers, illustrators will soon be featured on construction site hoardings to Continue reading

There are two types of period drama watchers: the pedant and the swooner. The pedant cant look at an historically inspired costume without scrutinising its every detail, their remarks would that type of embroidery really have been used in Continue reading

David Thomas: Colouring Impermanencebrings together more than 100 works from over four decades to RMIT Design Hub. This major exhibition brings together works from the 1970s to the present day. David Thomas explores ideas that are deeply human the Continue reading

After thesuccess of Radiant Pavilion in 2015,it will again return for 2017 withover 200 leading and emerging Australian and international artists. It will be set across 62 venues, and will feature astunning array of 80 events around the city of Continue reading

From the simple to the stunning,Love is: Australian Wedding Fashion features more than 50 wedding outfits plus accessories covering nearly 200 years of Australian weddings. The exhibition includes Australias first surviving wedding dress from 1822, gold rush fashions, elegant 1920s Continue reading

Hear from C(Co-Director, Design Museum, London) about her extensive and successful career in Museums. Most recently, Alice was responsible for undertaking the major project of moving the Design Museum, London to its new home in Kensington. Relocating one of the Continue reading

The Invisible will include works of artists including: Khadim Ali, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Rushdi Anwar and Elyas Alwai. With practices spanning photography, textiles, painting and sculpture, these artists will draw on their own refugee backgrounds to reflect on the ongoing Continue reading

Sounding the Future is an exhibition curated by Gail Priest that speculates about what art in the future will sound like. The exhibition will present sonic possibles and potentials ranging from almost-here transhuman mediations, to far-future post-anthropocene aftermaths, with some Continue reading

Density and sparsity, height and depth, hot and cold, centre and periphery, wet and dry, war and conflict: People the world over have adapted their living practices, architectures, and landscapes to extreme conditions. In our globalised era, local conceptions of Continue reading

Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman, an exhibition featuring stunning costumes, memorabilia and movie footage relating to Australian celebrity swimmer Annette Kellerman (18861975)is now open. Born in Sydney, Kellerman first attracted attention with a series of epic, long-distance swims, and later Continue reading

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digitalexplores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, design, fashion and architecture. This exhibition was originally developed and shown in 2013 at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York. Continue reading

Good Design Awards: MAAS Selectiondisplays finalist products from the annualGood Design Awardsprogram for excellence in product design and innovation. Each year a panel of design experts assesses hundreds of new products or services designed in Australia or overseas. The judges Continue reading

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