Architecture & Design

ARTWORK POINTS THE CITY CENTRE TO A GREENER WAY

A striking artwork that pays homage to traditional Indigenous navigation and land management practices now towers above one of Sydney’s busiest city intersections.

Designed by 25-year-old Kungarakan graphic designer Toby Bishop, Ancient Tracks is printed on fabric and wrapped around scaffolding on the façade of the Woolworths building on George and Park streets, opposite Sydney Town Hall.

The artwork will be in place until the end of the year while the Woolworths building is repainted.

“We’re thrilled to be displaying Toby Bishop’s artwork on what is one of Sydney’s largest outdoor canvases to date,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Continue reading ARTWORK POINTS THE CITY CENTRE TO A GREENER WAY

POWERHOUSE CELEBRATES THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN MEDICINE

The Powerhouse Museum has unveiled its new exhibition Design for Life, exploring the central role of design in the health and medical sector and celebrating the intersection between science and design, opening on Saturday 26 September 2020.  

Design for Life will showcase design innovation in the creation of medical equipment, devices and tools that save and improve the quality of human life. Drawing on the Museum’s rich collection of medical and scientific material from the late 1800s to present day, the exhibition will bring together over 200 objects from the collection with the latest in medical and scientific product design. Continue reading POWERHOUSE CELEBRATES THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN MEDICINE

BLAK BOX: SHARING FIRST PEOPLES STORIES AT BARANGAROO

Blak-Box: Artist Impression -Kevin OBrien

Urban Theatre Projects (UTP) has unveiled plans for BLAK BOX , a major new architecture and sound pavilion exploring Barangaroo’s past, present and future and sharing First Peoples stories.  It will be  at Barangaroo Reserve from 2 to 24 June.

The state-of-the-art and surround-sound space has been purpose designed by globally renowned architect Kevin O’Brien. The harbourside pavilion will be filled with a powerful suite of newly commissioned sound works curated by Daniel Browning, presenter on ABC Radio National. The works bring together a moving range of contemporary Aboriginal voices to respond to the past, present and future of the Barangaroo site.  Continue reading BLAK BOX: SHARING FIRST PEOPLES STORIES AT BARANGAROO

SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL AT MAAS

Above: Tim Ross presenter at the Sydney Design Festival
Banner image: Symposium on Indigenous Design at Sydney Design Festival

The Sydney Design Festival is coming up March 2- 11 at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum.  With a huge array of speakers, exhibition and their MAASIVE LATES there is something for everyone. Continue reading SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL AT MAAS

HYBRID BEAUTY : AN ARCHITECT, A MISSIONARY AND THEIR IMPROBABLE DESIRES

Newell Platten

“One lives a life, and then one reflects upon it”     Newell Platten

Just released by the wonderful Wakefield Press this is an amazing autobiography interweaving both the author’s and his parents incredible lives. Architecture is linked with a sense of place and an artist’s eye.

This is a very exciting medium sized book, at times rather breathlessly written. It is divided into three parts, includes a handy table of contents at the front, and a well coordinated index at the end with plenty of photos both black and white and colour- family photos , extraordinary shots of the native First Peoples in Papua New Guinea and glorious shots of particular architecture. Continue reading HYBRID BEAUTY : AN ARCHITECT, A MISSIONARY AND THEIR IMPROBABLE DESIRES