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November 2017

Future Park – Pyrmont

November 24, 2017 - April 30, 2018
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street
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This summer immerse yourself in a magical imaginary world and rediscover the art of play at Future Park, presented by Toyota. Let your imagination run wild on a journey through make believe worlds, compose a symphony with light and movement, build a city and invent people and animals of the future. Created by Japanese art collective teamLab, Future Park takes visitors through eight transformative, interactive installations, each constantly evolving in real time and responding to human interaction. Visitors young and…

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January 2018

Australian Design Centre free gallery tours 2018

January 9 @ 11:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm AEDT
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street (Corner of William and Palmer St)

Australian Design Centre free gallery tours   Make the most of your trip to the Australian Design Centre with our free daily exhibition tours. Our friendly gallery staff will introduce you to our current exhibitions, gallery space and Object Shop. Currently showing: DESIGNING BRIGHT FUTURES Designing Bright Futures surveys twelve of the most outstanding 2017 UNSW Art & Design graduating students across Bachelor and Masters of Design fields including: jewellery, textiles, graphics, object, interactive and spatial design. Students have been chosen for…

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February 2018
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Underworld: Mugshots from the roaring twenties

February 21 - August 12
Justice and Police Museum, Bridge street corner Phillip Street
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Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in their new photographic exhibition exploring the dark side of the Roaring Twenties at Museum of Sydney.
Meet bosses, bruisers, plotters and petty crims in more than 100 candid and compelling NSW police mugshots taken between 1920 and 1930 unlike any found elsewhere in the world.
Accompanying the exhibition is the highly anticipated Underworld Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties publication and exciting line-up of talks, tours and more.

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March 2018


March 16 - June 11
MCA, 140 George Street
The Rocks,New South Wales2000Australia
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The 2018 Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, will draw on the concept of ‘superposition’ in quantum mechanics as a metaphor to link the notions of equilibrium and engagement, and provide us with insights into the world today. Artistic Director Mami Kataoka noted that: ‘we are surrounded by conflicting ideas across all levels of humanity: different cultures; readings of nature and the universe; political ideologies and systems of government; interpretations of human history, including the history of art and…

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May 2018

Lighting Design (Sydney)

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
iscd – International School of Colour & Design, 118 Walker Street Level 3

The world of lighting is waiting for you! After this inspiring workshop you will never look at Lighting the same way again. Different types of luminaries and their use - mounting, light distribution, output, colour temperature and sustainability. Our lecturer Lucka will show you the best practice in architectural design, how to enhance the experience of space through the implementation of a well designed lighting scheme, supported with practical exercises. The workshop includes a field trip to the showroom of a lighting…

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Professor Cees de Bont: Creating Value Through Design

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Charles Perkins Lecture Theatre, Johns Hopkins Drive

Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a Wilkinson Centenary Lecture by Professor Cees de Bont, Dean of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Design has evolved as a discipline. Whereas designers used to primarily work in communication design, product design and graphic design, new fields of design have emerged and design has spread across many kinds private and public enterprises. The core of design is shifting from merely designing (communication) products and…

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May 24 - May 26
Semi Permanent 2018

In 2018, our 16th year, we will explore the notion of 'creative tension as inspiration' via an extraordinary roster of talent within and between multiple disciplines of design, featuring one of our favourite humans, Scott Dadich (former WIRED Editor-in-Chief and Executive Producer of Netfix series ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’) who will appear in conversation three times with Godfrey Dadich business partner Patrick Godfrey (former CEO of Godfrey Q the industry-leading B2B agency) and different hand-picked collaborators. Legendary Nike Air Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield is their first announced guest and he'll delineate a 36+ year career through his most celebrated shoe designs. 

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DesignThinkers Vancouver

May 29 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Vancouver Playhouse Vancouver,Canada + Google Map
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RGD's Conference offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management, communications technologies and user experience with a range of opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues, new and old. Attendees leave with a reconsidered and refined design or creative process, feeling inspired, refreshed and connected to the creative communications community. Conference registration includes two days of speakers, a creative marketplace, roundtable discussions, portfolio reviews, food and drinks at our Delegate Party, studio tours and a…

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Design and Tea Culture: Taiwan and Australia

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street #101
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An exciting cross-cultural event on contemporary design and the enjoyment of tea, the forum is moderated by Annie Ivanova, featuring Taiwanese designers Rock Wang and Starck Yeh-Yi Chung, and Corinne Smith, Co-Founder of Australia’s Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar. Each speaker will explore topics across design, business, culture and collaboration through their love of tea. Taipei-based director of Studio Ivanova, Annie Ivanova brings her expertise in Asian design to Sydney, creating connections with local design and enterprise. Rock Wang shares his…

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June 2018

Design + Colour 101 (Sydney)

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
iscd – International School of Colour & Design, 118 Walker Street Level 3
North Sydney,NSW2060Australia

Do you love design and want to know how to apply it in your life or career? Have you ever wondered how colour can affect the mood or tone of a room? Or why an ad grabbed your attention or why you love that painting so much? Colour and Design 101 teaches you the foundations of design in a nurturing, fun and stimulating environment. You will leave with an understanding basic design principles, compositions, paint mixing, the colour wheel, and how to create…

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July 2018

Illustration for Fashion Design | Workshop (5 Days – 20 Hours, Sydney Campus)

July 16 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 3:00 pm AEST
Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia, 2 Short Street
Surry Hills,NSW2010Australia

The Illustration for Fashion Workshops will explore drawing techniques fundamental for budding fashion designers. This workshop is available in a single five day block, in which you will gain an understanding of the fashion figure on paper, experiment with different materials and learn techniques for presenting your creative ideas. The five day workshop is a recommended starting point for those wishing to develop their illustration skills in the fundamental areas of fashion illustration. No drawing experience is necessary to undertake…

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Australian Copyright Council – Understanding Copyright

July 30 - July 31
Saxons, 10/10 Barrack St
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It's official. 2018 National Seminar Series dates have been released!

The ACC will be back on the road this year bringing our highly anticipated seminar series: Understanding Copyright to capital cities around the country.

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