Dark. Mysterious. Stimulating. Confronting. Tragic. Dark Mofo in Hobart, Tasmania, is all of these and more. The best thing happening right now, culturally, anywhere, as far as I am concerned. Art, music, theatre, immersive ‘experiences’, it’s all there without really being ‘there’ at all. It’s magnificent and beguiling in its scale, style and substance, but you’ve […]
Matilda unearths the best in Australian and New Zealand product design as yet unseen in Europe. Conceived by the wonderful Jenni Carbins, it will ensure that 13 of Australia’s leading designers will gain the international recognition they deserve. It marks the beginning of an ongoing commercial proposition for the designers to have permanent commercial representation […]
Chris Bangle. Ex-Design Director of BMW. What a thinker. Listening to him is a bit like holding your breath underwater in the bath; it tends to focus you on just one thing. In this case, the power to think differently about how we move about on our planet, to escape the rigid confines of your […]
What a superb venue – the Royal Exhibition Hall – housing all sorts of marvels, cleverness and objects of delight. Wonderful to see so much support for the design industry. I’m proud to be one of this year’s festival ‘ambassadors’. This promises to be a GREAT festival.
EmotionalIntell_AusCreative_April10_JH_LR There are people you meet in life, who may amuse, entertain, even keep you on your toes, but there are few that truly delight, both intellectually and creatively. We all know them. They just have that extra something that makes us sit up and take notice, manage to keep our (otherwise waning) attention and […]
Sarah King, the curator of the Australian Design Museum Show currently on view at the Shapiro Gallery in Sydney, should be congratulated on her efforts to promote the industry and elevate the profile of many of the talented Australian designers we have here, working largely unsupported by national or state government. However, in my personal […]
London Calling_AusCreative_Feb-Mar10_pgs26-28_LR Australians excel in many fields overseas, and design is no different. Hot on the heels of Marc Newson’s (dubious) ‘Supercell’ project, which sat basking in the sunshine on London’s Southbank at the London Design Festival, were Ben Rousseau and Daniel + Emma. Jackie Hawkins gets acquainted. Exhibiting as part of Designersblock and 100%Futures […]
It’s that special time of year again. The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, has once again transformed the beautiful 2km Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk in Sydney. There is the weird, and there is the wonderful… ‘The Big Drink’