In 1979, the Czech magazine ABC mladých techniků a přírodovědců (An ABC of Young Technicians and Natural Scientists) published a jigsaw called Dirkon, a functional pinhole camera made of stiff paper, designed for 35 mm film. At the time, there were very few good magazines for young people in Communist Czechoslovakia, so the Dirkon quickly became part of the pop culture of that generation.
Indesign Launch Pad: Entries Close May 10
LaunchPad is an important and unique Australian initiative focusing on the support and development of Australian product design.
Through the Launch Pad program and exhibition, the local and international design community nurtures and celebrates original, authentic and innovative emerging Australian design, by supporting and cultivating the careers of those product designers involved.
The depth and breadth of Launch Pad goes far beyond its annual exhibition of prototypes. The expertly curated Launch Pad program of events also promotes real relationships between people, ideas and products in design.=
The Living Smart Community Course is your opportunity to gain practical skills for a more sustainable, happy and healthy lifestyle. Discover things you can do and choices you can make, both big and small, to make a positive impact on your home and neighbourhood.
The latest edition of DAMnº magazine features a seven page spread on the Canning Stock Route Project.
Basket makers from Martumili: Dadda Samson, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Lily Long and Yikartu Bumba at Kunkun.
Photo: Morika Biljabu
DAMnº is a highly respected international magazine on contemporary culture, with a broad international focus on the worlds of design, architecture and art. The article, by Scoop writer Nathan Scolaro, traces the project from its genesis in 2006, through the six-week 1800km bush-studio trip, to the final acquisition and exhibition of 113 works at the National Museum of Australia.
Free Range Inc. welcomes proposals from practicing artists and curators working in any medium for solo or group shows, performances, and projects. They aim to support emerging and established artists working across a broad range of critical practices. Their program aims to include a diversity of art practices, and work that is experimental and innovative.
Applications are assessed by the free range committee monthly. When assessing applications free range looks for proposals that are well-considered, critically engaged, and ambitious.
Applicants will be informed of outcome via email as soon as possible (usually within 4 weeks of submission).
Download an application form here.
The Ranamok Glass Prize is an annual A$15,000 acquisitive award for glass artists who are resident in Australia and New Zealand.
2010 marks the sixteenth year of The Ranamok Glass Prize and in celebration of this the prize money has been raised to A$15,000.
Image by Nicole Yardley
FORM, with the support of BHP Billiton Iron Ore, is facilitating a series of visual arts development workshops in the fields of painting and drawing, with nationally renowned artists.
The visual arts development program is part of FORM’s creative professional development programming package, aimed at fostering enhanced technical and artistic skills for Pilbara community members, and through this, increasing opportunities for alternative creative industries to emerge.
We encourage all aspiring and established artists, designers and painters to apply to participate in these workshops. The weekend workshops will run in April, May, June and July; more information on the full workshop program is in the attached application form.
In cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, CIRECA has been putting on an international summer academy at Domaine de Boisbuchet since 1996. The international summer workshops are offered from July through mid-September. The courses are led by renowned designers, architects and artists who live and work together with the participants for a length of six to ten days.
The goal of the workshops is not to design a “perfect” product but rather to provide insights into the design process and the associated challenges of rational thinking, creativity and manual skills.