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Design the mascot for Gold Coast 2018.

Design the mascot for Gold Coast 2018.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Your design could be the the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has just released details of their deisgn the mascot for GC2018 to the public.

GOLDOC requires the services of an experienced creative agency to render the winning mascot design to a marketable standard suitable for static, animated and film rendering as well as various marketing and product merchandising formats.

Conditions and terms of entry can be found at www.gc2018.com/mascot/

 

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2015 Sustainability Awards.

2015 Sustainability Awards.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Nominations are now open.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Sustainability Awards.

 

 

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Reverse vending machines

Reverse vending machines

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

City of Sydney trialling 4 recycling machines

In an effort to reduce litter and increase recycling rates, the City of Sydney is trialing 4 reverse vending machines at Wynard, Redfern, Circular Quay and Haymarket so there is an option to recycle when you are out and about.

A reverse vending machine works the opposite way to a vending machine – you put in an empty drink container and you get to choose a reward for your recycling efforts.

'The City has tried using recycling bins in public areas, but levels of contamination made it impossible to recycle the materials collected. The beauty of these machines is that they accept only items that can be recycled and reject anything else. No more burger wrappers!'

Read more about the project on the 
City of Sydney website.

 


 

 

 

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Design Korea 2015: Opportunity

Design Korea 2015: Opportunity

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Asia's best design business exhibition

Design Korea 2015 (DK 2015) brings together diverse members from the world design community. In 2015, Design Korea is celebrating its 13th design festival between the 11th - 15th November.

Design Korea (DK) is an international design business convention launched in 2003 by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) with an aim to promote design business and to introduce the latest design trends from around the globe.

Design Korea has invited innovative and emerging Design Institute of Australia members to apply for sponsorship to attend the conference.

Sponsorship includes, airfare, accommodation and other services (translation, airport meet and greet and others).

Please contact Su jeung Hong, International Relations Manager, DK 2015 at hongsj@k-dot.com with enquiries.
 

 

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Decor + Design International Industry Seminar Series

Decor + Design International Industry Seminar Series

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Replica Furniture #designforall?

Design Institute of Australia's CEO Pru Sanderson will be part of the panel session - Replica Furniture - #designforall? at Decor + Design's International Seminar series 2015 on Thursday 16 July.

The stellar panel includes:

Robyn Holt, former Editor of Vogue Living and CEO of Conde Nast Australia
Pru Sanderson,
CEO, Design Institute of Australia
Anne Maree Sargeant, Design Consultant
Chris Holder, Editorial Director of Venue Magazine

DIA members please note there are 6 CPD points allocated for this event.

The panel is part of the four day International Seminar Series of interesting forums, providing the interiors industry with valuable insights and provocative discussion points about topics impacting the industry.

Seminars and their CPD points are:


Thursday 16th July – Overall 11 CPD Points

Design & Colour Trends for Interiors – 2 CPD points

Panel Session: Replica Furniture – 6 CPD points

Diane Bergeron in Conversation with Lisa Green – 3 CPD points


Friday 17th July - Overall 10 CPD Points

International Keynote – 2 CPD points

Exporting Australian Design – 1 CPD point

Scarlet Opus Trend Tours – 2 CPD points

Increase your sales and profit – 2 CPD points

Interior Design Tour – 3 CPD points 


Saturday 18th July – Overall 6 CPD Points

Finding Style with Jason Grant – 2 CPD points

Design & Colour Trends for Interiors – 2 CPD points

Scarlet Opus Trend Tours - 2 CPD points 


Sunday 19th July –
Overall 4 CPD Points

Scarlet Opus Trend Tours - 2 CPD points

Increase your sales and profit – 2 CPD points

 

You can book a ticket for the seminars at the same time as registering for the exhibition, held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre between Thursday 16 July and Sunday 19 July.


 

 

 

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Women in Design Colloquium

Women in Design Colloquium

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

(Colloquium, Forum & Public Exhibition) LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA JULY 24 - 26, 2015

Design Tasmania is presenting the first Women in Design colloquium this July 2015. The colloquium brings together design thinkers and doers to share their stories and thoughts on the subject and plan together for the future.

This DIA endorsed event will merge panel discussions, in-conversation interviews, keynote presentations, a cocktail function, long table dinner and a curated exhibition at Design Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania.

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VIVID (Vibrant Visions in Design) competition.

VIVID (Vibrant Visions in Design) competition.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

DECOR + DESIGN 2015, 16-19 July.

Over 90 talented designers have been selected to exhibit their work at Melbourne’s premier design event, VIVID (Vibrant Vision in Design). 

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2015 DIA Voice of Design Award

2015 DIA Voice of Design Award

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Catalyst Design Group and their cycling brand Knog awarded the 2015 DIA Voice of Design Award at the 2015 Good Design Awards.

Managed by Good Design Australia, the Good Design Awards promote the very best in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level, highlighting the best examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines.

 

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#PauseDiscover - meet your future self.

#PauseDiscover - meet your future self.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Australia's premier digital event.

Now in its 6th year, Pause Fest - will run for a whole week from Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February 2016, in an around Melbourne's Fed Square.

The 2016 theme is #PauseDiscover - meet your future self.

Created to explore and develop the best in creativitiy, tech and digital, and the interactions between them, Pause Festival's programme is made up of 'content you can't Google'.

Since 2011, Pause Festival have been working with cultural and tech leaders such as Deloitte Digital, Vimeo, Paypal, BSchool and This American Life, to name just some. 'Boundaries are pushed, inspiration bloom and collaboration goes wild'.

As founder George Hedon puts it: 'Pause Fest is based on the principal that innovation happens when different realities and skill sets collide. We create that space'.

Pause Festival is looking for those who want to be part of supporting and developing the tech and digital community locally and internationally. Who want to be a part of building the world's future economy.

If you have an idea, a product, a brand or provocation that you think should and could be a part of the Pause story, Pause Festival wants to hear from you.

Timeline:

14 June 2015 - Expressions of Interest open

30 July 2015 - Expressions of Interest close (20:00 AEST)

14 August 2015 - Notification and Invitation to the next stage.

A fdull brief and submission guidelines are available on the Pause Festival website: www.pausefest.com.au

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ACCELERATE.

ACCELERATE.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

British Council's Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander creative leadership program.

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