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Inspiring a Creative Australia

Inspiring a Creative Australia

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

2015 CHASS National Forum

 

 

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New country-of-origin labelling system for food.

New country-of-origin labelling system for food.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A proposed new food-labelling system to help consumers make informed choices based on the ‘Australianness’ of products may yield positive results for the Australian design industry.

The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed the Government’s proposed new country-of-origin labelling system for food.  

 

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Implications for Replica Furniture.

Implications for Replica Furniture.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) 'high on the Australian Design Alliance’s agenda.'

'Replica furniture, whilst providing a clear label describing the product and naming the designer, does not require permission from the original Australian designer, who finds their Intellectual Property rights ignored.

'This has also occurred in fashion, a recent example being the case of Melbourne artists Peaches and Keen, whose designs were used by Target on a range of children’s wear without their knowledge or permission. Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) is high on the Australian Design Alliance’s agenda.'

Full article: australiandesignalliance.com/implications-for-replica-furniture/

 

 

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Announcing a new CPD program.

Announcing a new CPD program.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Equipping you in your professional life.

The DIA is offering its members a 25% discount on a design-industry CPD program delivered by the Design Business Council.

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2015 Premier's Design Awards Open for Entry.

2015 Premier's Design Awards Open for Entry.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Victorian Premier’s Design Awards for 2015.

Good Design Australia are organising the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards for 2015 and are calling for entries across six main categories.

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$275,000 in Aboriginal arts funding to develop jobs.

$275,000 in Aboriginal arts funding to develop jobs.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Scope of funding broadened to include support for Aboriginal design.

Arts NSW is supporting indigenous arts with $275,000 in funding for Aboriginal arts and cultural projects that will enable closer collaboration with creative industries and develop job opportunities.

The grants are designed to enhance Aboriginal arts leadership and career development through direct employment opportunities, regional language projects and Aboriginal design.

“We have broadened the scope of funding to new areas such as support for Aboriginal design; Aboriginal leadership in artistic events such as festivals and art organisations; and regional Aboriginal language based projects,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant.

“The goal is to foster greater collaboration between the Aboriginal arts community and the wider sector in NSW, which have a lot to offer each other, as well as enable greater job creation and sustainability for Aboriginal arts leaders.”

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Smart Flexibility:

Smart Flexibility:

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Advanced Materials and Technologies exhibition to Australia for the first time.

Organised as part of RMIT’s inaugural Design for Impact Festival, Smart Flexibility will present international projects on advanced materials and technologies, developed by universities and firms from 10 different countries. The exhibition will also include three projects from some of RMIT’s design research leaders.

In addition to exploring the current capabilities provided by structures and materials designed to raise awareness and adapt architecture to its environment, the Smart Flexibility exhibition also investigates the flexibility and intrinsic reactivity of specific materials and advanced technologies.

The international touring exhibition opens on Friday 24 July and runs until Sunday 9 August in Project Rooms 1 and 2, Level 2 of RMIT Design Hub in Carlton.

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UNFIXED.

UNFIXED.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Creative research residency for Australian and UK Deaf and disabled artists.

Unfixed is a creative research residency for Australian and UK Deaf and disabled artists taking part in Australia later this year. 

Increasing numbers of disabled people are using augmenting technologies that, rather than seeking to ‘fix’ their impairment, provide for alternative ways of experiencing the world altogether. 

Unfixed will explore how each of these can disrupt our understanding of disability by encouraging the participants to ask: “if disabled people are able to access ways of being in the world that the ‘able-bodied’ are not, who exactly is disabled?” 

Australian applicants, contact Vicki Sowry, ANAT: vicki@anat.org.au or call 08 8231 9037 

DEADLINE 

Australian applicants: 5.00pm ACST, Friday 7 August 2015 

Further details: www.anat.org.au/unfixed/

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MPavilion 2015.

MPavilion 2015.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

2015 designs released by international architect firm, AL_A.

MPavilion, a unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne has awarded Stirling Prize winning architect and the founder an principal of London's AL_A studio Amanda Levete the challenge of designing Melbourne's 2015 MPavillion. 

AL_A's design will be, 'an enchanting, highly technical and weather-responsive forest canopy set among the trees and flowers of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.'

Produced in collaboration with Australian manufacturers mouldCAM and builders Kane Constructions, as well as global engineering firm Arup, AL_A’s MPavilion will be built using the latest nautical-engineering technology.

More details on the design and its construction available on the MPavillion website.




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Create the mascot for Gold Coast 2018.

Create the mascot for Gold Coast 2018.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Create the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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

The development of the mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM has two components. The first component is the community engagement aspect where we have asked the community to enter into a competition to design the mascot. A panel of judges will pick a winning mascot design.

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

 

 



 

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