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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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Australian Living - Green Interior Adwards. (National)

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Thursday, June 19, 2014

Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards welcomes entries from interior designers, architects, interior stylists, interior consultants, building designers, sustainability consultants and homeowners.The premise behind these Awards is that ‘Every interior designer + architect should strive to create healthy spaces for us to live, work, play, eat and learn in. The only way this can be achieved is through the use of green interior products.New closing date for entries 23rd May.The Winner will be announced at the Adwards Function in Sydney on the 19th June.

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Jam factory - The New Barossa valley Studio & Gallery (South Australia )

Monday, November 4, 2013 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

JamFactory and Seppeltsfield are excited to open the doors to our new studios, gallery and shop in the Barossa valley! JamFactory at Seppeltsfield brings together two significant South Australian icons - both with a commitment to premium quality and bespoke production, providing a unique hub for craft and design in the Barossa.

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DMI - Design Management in an Era of Disruption (London)

Monday, December 2, 2013 - Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Design Management Institute has issued a call for papers for the 19th Academic Design Management Conference to be held in London, UK September 2-4, 2014. The theme of the conference is Design Management in an Era of Disruption. Shifts in the ways that products and services are designed, made and distributed have changed the role of the designer. The conference will explore how design management is changing in this era of disruption. Abstracts due January 15th, 2014

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Australia Design Competition for Canberra Arboretum (Canberra)

Monday, December 2, 2013 - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Entries will be sought for designs for a new feature within the Freefall Pin Oak forest. The feature may be static or kinetic and could relate to one or many site opportunities in the forest. The winning feature will enhance the forest experience for visitors to the Arboretum for the next century. Entries close 3rd June.

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KBDi Awards 2014 (National)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Monday, May 26, 2014

The Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute of Australia (KBDi) Awards program is entering its sixth year, with the inaugural event being held in 2009. The program has been increasing in size and momentum each year, and showcases the outstanding talent of kitchen and bathroom designers across the nation.

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Australian Copyright Council - Seminar Series (National)

Monday, March 31, 2014 - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Australian Copyright Council will be running a series of national seminars throughout 2014. Offering a range of practical and informative seminars on Australian copyright law to assist creators and consumers in dealing with copyright material in the digital age.

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Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (National)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) has launched and is Australia’s first showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion, arts, textiles and accessories under the one banner. The Inaugural event will take place in Sydney in April 2014 and will be established as a regular marketing platform to celebrate and promote Indigenous Fashion design, along with fostering the fashion, and textiles design industry.

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In Bed with Designers (Hong Kong)

Friday, May 9, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Asia’s first boutique designer sleepover connecting emerging visionary designers with passionate design lovers, media, and industry professionals and buyers in a relaxed and multi-sensory business and networking platform. In bed with Designers is a unique concept, happening in hotel rooms, and giving designers the opportunity to show their design products or interior projects, sell to visitors, meet and sell to invited buyers, speak to invited media, meet other designers, participate in the Spot Design Award, benefit from all the media coverage made before, during and after the event and around the design award.

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Index 2014 - International Design Exhibition (United Arab Emirates)

Monday, May 19, 2014 - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dubai World Trade Centre UAE.Spanning over 24 years, INDEX occupies over 31,000sqm exhibition space and attracts over 20,000 visitors from more than 100 countries every year. This is your gateway to the Middle East and North Africa's interior design and fit out industry.

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DESIGNEX 25 - 2014 (Sydney)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Friday, May 30, 2014

Australia’s original design and architecture event returns to Sydney in 2014 in an exciting new location. Expect over 10,000 industry professionals, sound and lighting features, installations by local and global designers, including the return of NEST 14, and a stellar line-up of Australian and International speakers. Join leading exhibitors from the world of architecture, interiors, flooring, kitchen & bathrooms, textiles & furnishings and the latest in contemporary workplace design.

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Barcelona Design Week 2014 (Barcelona)

Monday, June 2, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mayors of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and Holon, Moti Sasson, accompanied by Luis Vendrell, member of the Executive Commission of BCD Barcelona Design Center, announced that Israel will be the guest country at the Barcelona Design Week 2014, event that will take place from 2 to 14 of June.

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Creativity International Print & Packaging Awards 2014 (International)

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Creative professionals and students put their best work forward to be judged in the the Annual Print and Packaging Awards which are conducted over 3 days.

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BIT’S Annual Global Congress of Designers-2014 (China)

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014

It is a forum for discussion and further development of all aspects of design knowledge from cognition and methodology to methods and philosophy, from research theory to practice. The goal of the conference is to bring together worldwide top designers from a variety of field and present state of-the-art research projects. The conference will offer broad exchange possibilities to designers and practitioners, strategic decision makers, managers and so on.

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Build & Renovating Expo 2014 - Dates to Remember (Melbourne)

Friday, July 4, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Build & Renovating Expo is Australia's premier event for the serious building and real renovating markets. Connecting quality trade AND consumer visitors with suppliers of building products and services, you will not find a more targeted exhibition.Register to exhibit

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Open House Melbourne 2014 (Melbourne)

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mark your diaries, Open House Melbourne will return on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2014.With an annual program featuring Speaker Series evenings, tours and kids activities, not to mention open doors to some of Melbourne's most significant buildings, there is something in store for the whole family.

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Melbourne Indesign (Melbourne)

Friday, August 22, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Melbourne Indesign is a boutique, nontraditional design event, showcasing the best regional architecture and design talent and a curation of high-end brands. Showrooms around the city transform themselves with conceptual installations, talks, workshops, demonstrations, anything - freeing themselves from the usual constraints to express their brand and culture in a way you get to interact with and experience.

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