Tag Archives: 26th July


PopUps are just as they sound – events which randomly ‘pop up’ in numerous shapes, sizes and places during the Melbourne International Design Festival.
Now in its fourth year, the PopUps program form an integral part of the Festival, created by designers to inspire, surprise and engage with the general community.
Click on the following links to check out each PopUp event.
Presented by Ambiguous Horse with Artplay
Presented by Julia deVille and Eastern Market
Presented by Living Edge
Presented by MGS Architects
Presented by MGS Architects
Presented by inner north and west Melbourne design studios
Presented by RMIT Union Arts and RMIT School of Architecture & Design
Presented by Scapesystems
Presented by architect Ben Edwards, choreographer Kate Stanley, and dancer Fiona Bryant
Presented by Bonnie So and Jansen Lye
Presented by The Guild Project
Presented by Milly Sleeping
Presented by Anthea Van Kopplen and Ellie Mücke

Presented by the Design Institute of Australia
Presented by Gordon Institute of TAFE
Presented by Little Wonder Design and the Adelphi Hotel
Presented by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Presented by Thonet and Tracey Quertier

Underground x 4

Presented by Tongue & Groove, Marc Pascal, Mance Design, Volker Haug and Greg Bonasera
Presented by Aludean
Presented by Melissa Jackson


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Pen to Pixel

Pen to Pixel

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.

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Location Devices

Location Devices

Location Devices

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.

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Melbourne Unbuilt

Icon Tower - Tom Kovak

Pacific Central by ARM

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

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Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden

Melbourne is set to recieve its own little piece of paradise in the city.

Created by renowned French artist and scientist Patrick Blanc, the soil-less garden injects biodiversity into the built environment in a burst of beauty.

A man-made garden will transform Melbourne Central shopping destination into a vertical, verdant field.

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Index in Copenhagen

Design to Improve Life

The international design award, INDEX, stages its first major exhibition outside Denmark for the Melbourne International Design Festival.

Dotted around Federation Square will be 70 acrylic bubbles, each one a showcase for products and projects from all disciplines of design.

For more information visit www.indexaward.dk

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Australian Poster Annual

'Waiting for a Rainbow' Marie Schultz
Entries close: 19 June 2008
Designers everywhere are invited to participate in the 4th Australian Poster Annual. Absorb the brief and present your response as poster artwork. Thousands of people will see, discuss, smile, debate, think, object and wonder at the multitude of meanings captured in such a precise and structured form.

The Brief: ‘Strength in Numbers’

Your poster artwork will be an interpretation of the saying, Strength in Numbers. The Festival Manifesto provides some examples of this saying.

You can choose to interpret one of the examples provided or interpret the saying in some other way. The choice is yours.

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