Monthly Archives: June 2008
On Friday 25 July, Melbourne design studios lay out their welcome mats for everybody.
Head to studios of all sizes and disciplines for a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of design
Studios participating in this year’s Studio Open day include:
Tin and Ed – Graphic Design, James Cameron – Fashion Design, Geyer– Interior Design, House Mouse Design – Graphic Design, VON – Fashion Design, Buro North– Industrial/Communication Design, The Guild Project – Jewellery Design, Studio Hacienda – Jewellery Design, Bronwyn E. Pratt by Design – Jewellery Design, TANK– Branding Design, Univers Graphic Design – Graphic Design, Famous Visual Services – Graphic Design Studio Latitude & threestones – Product & Graphic Design Stick Me On – Designer Decals Ripe Off The Press – Graphic, Web, Publishing Teo + Perperis Architecture– Interior Design, Taliana Design – Graphic Design and illustration.
PHEW! for more info on any of the studios or to RSVP click here!
An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Swinburne’s Faculty of Design and the talented work of past graduates.
Mezzanine Gallery, Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran 18th July – 3rd August
Pen to Pixel is curated by design historian Nanette Carter and features Swinburne alumni such as:
Ellison Harvie, the first woman senior architect of a major architectural practice in Australia (Stephenson & Turner 1930s-1950s); Internationally acclaimed film director, Gillian Armstrong; and Graphic designer, Joseph Greenberg.
A Solo exhibition by Melbourne jeweller Phoebe Porter to be held at e.g etal in Flinders Lane Melbourne.
In Location Devices Phoebe Porter explores the intangible networks that link people and places, by creating a schematic map of handmade jewellery. Wear a piece of the map and join the network with Phoebe and others…
The exhibition will continue past the festival until the 9th August.
The first ever Melbourne version of the hugely successful London and New York Open House events will see our city’s most intriguing buildings and hidden architectural treasures open to the public for one day, Sunday 20 July.
For more info on the day click here
Melbourne Unbuilt is an exploration of ideas in architecture over 50 years, of concepts that never materialised by which are made visible through drawings, models and maps.
Beginning 17th July, pick up an ipod from the NDC at Federation Square and take a walking tour of Melbourne as it could have been. Check out Federation Square as proposed by Denton Corker Marshall and Shane Murray (both 1996); Roy Grounds’ copper clad Arts Centre Spire (1960); Edmond and Corrigan’s pyramid proposed for the State Library Competition (1986); and Daryl Jackson’s scheme to create the Venice of Melbourne (1988).
A Panel discussion will take place at BMW Edge on the 23rd July – for more information or to book tickets visit the NDC website here
Top image: Tom Kovak – Icon Tower
Bottom image: ARM Architects – Pacific Central