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Bunjilaka Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Exhibition (Melbourne)

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Monday, December 29, 2014

The gallery will reopen to the public on 7 September 2013 with an exciting new exhibition, First Peoples.Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples will tell the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

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2nd Istanbul Design Biennial (Istanbul, Turkey)

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Curated by Zoë Ryan and titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the biennial will host more than 50 projects that ask: “What is the future now?” by rethinking the manifesto as a platform to frame pertinent questions, the projects question the role of design, its relationship to society, and its ability to be an active agent for change.

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QCA Showcase (Brisbane)

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014

You are warmly invited to join us as Queensland College of Art (QCA) opens its doors to the public for a special four-day event this November. QCA Showcase 2014 will see our South Bank campus transform into exhibition spaces featuring the work of graduating students from fine art, film, photography, contemporary Australian Indigenous art, and design. Many of the works exhibited are for sale, kick-starting young artists on their way to professional careers in the many diverse and exciting artforms they have mastered during their time at QCA.

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University of Newcastle Master of Architecture Graduate Exhibition (Newcastle and Sydney)

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

We are please to announce our upcoming Newcastle and Sydney Masters graduation exhibitions, and excited to invite you and your colleagues to share the evening with us.

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LAND|MARK An Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery and Objects (Sydney)

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Signifying a pivotal point in the artistic journey of emerging Jewellery and Object designers, LAND|MARK also marks a milestone in the history of the department as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at Design Centre, Enmore. LAND|MARK showcases unique and contemporary works that combine traditional metalsmithing techniques with modern technologies, to realise a broad collection of concepts and forms.

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DesignEd Asia Conference (Hong Kong)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hong Kong Design Institute (member of VTC Group) and Hong Kong Design Centre jointly present the tenth DesignEd Asia Conference. The Conference aims to provide a practical platform for international design educators and professionals to share views, knowledge and experiences on Design Education. It continues to draw hundreds of international design educators, design researchers, practicing designers, design students, and design-related executives.

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RMIT Interior Design & Decoration Graduate Exhibition (Melbourne)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The exhibition celebrates the academic achievements and conceptual growth of the students. This years story is the proposed design for The Faraday Hotel, located on Faraday Street, Carlton which forms the final project in conjunction with other final year work.

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AVID Exhibition (Canberra)

Friday, December 5, 2014 - Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Gallery of Australian design presents AVID, a selection of the best Industrial Design projects from graduating students of the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. Exhibiting a broad range of contemporary and creative design works developed during their studies, this exhibition showcases design thinking and process, technical skills, professionalism and a drive for innovation.

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Design Journey 2014 (Australia and New Zealand)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Celebrating 10 years since its launch, Design Journey offers designers the opportunity to create a new product or range that will compliment Cult’s existing collection. The winner will have the unique opportunity to travel to Copenhagen to meet with Rolf Hay, founder of Hay; and Christian Rasmussen, Head of Design for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Their product will be prototyped and exhibited by Cult and will be the next designer to be supported, manufactured and marketed under license by Cult.

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Dirk Hartog 2016 Design Contest (National)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands cordially invites all students in Australia with a creative focus to create an inspiring and forward-looking visual brand mark for the upcoming Dirk Hartog 2016 celebrations that will commemorate the arrival of Dirk Hartog in 1616 in Australia. These celebrations will provide many opportunities to draw attention to the strong relationship that exists between the Netherlands and Australia.

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Pause Fest 2015 (Melbourne)

Monday, February 9, 2015 - Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pause will unite the progressive thinkers, entrepreneurs and practitioners of digital culture. From media and design, to technology and startups, Pause 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest events on the digital calendar, and we want you to be the first to know about it.

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Australian Interior Design Awards 2015 (Melbourne)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers.

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Jumpthegap Roca International Design Contest (Madrid, Spain)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jumpthegap is an International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Centre that is looking for new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space. The competition is open to worldwide designers and architects, as well as design and architecture students under 35. Enrollment to the competition is open until 25th February 2015.

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Typography Day 2015 (Mumbai, India)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Monday, March 9, 2015

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Typography, Sensitivity and Fineness’. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

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Design Shanghai (Shanghai)

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Monday, March 30, 2015

Design Shanghai is China’s most successful design launch event. Presenting the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting showcase of latest furniture designs for China’s top architects, interior designers, developers, facilities managers and private buyers.

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SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 (Brisbane)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 is a showcase of products, solutions and education focussed on protecting Queensland’s built environment. To be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds from the 18th to 20th June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is refreshingly different from other events or exhibitions, as it will tie together case studies with sustainable solutions whilst offering integrated educational options within a value-led and relaxed networking environment.

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Study Tour to Italy 2015 (Italy)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Editor-in Chief, Kate St James has once again been asked to escort a professional tour to Italy. These tours draw on a network of scholars and colleagues to create a study tour program that focuses on architecture, design and landscape in several locations in Italy, offering a program in partnership with exhibitions and institutions, culminating in an in-depth study of Expo Milan 2015.

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2015 International Design Congress and 26 Icograda General Assembly (Gwangju, South Korea)

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - Friday, October 23, 2015

The theme of the Congress will be "Design Connects". It is intended to enhance Gwangju’s current and future position as a major international ‘City of Design’, and to further promote positive exchanges and liaison between various international design entities to establish fruitful collaborations and provide innovative design platforms for diverse stakeholders. The 26 Icograda General Assembly and Icograda member-category Platform Meetings will be conducted in alignment with the Congress.

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