Asia Pacific artwork for display at State Library

State Library of Queensland is giving designers from the Asia Pacific an opportunity to develop and display their work in the Asia Pacific Design Library.

State Librarian Janette Wright said State Library was seeking proposals for an installation of a new and innovative work that demonstrated connections between Australia and the Asia Pacific region through design.

“Designers will be asked to explore the future of one of our key areas of collection — better living, communication, design thinking, fashion, and public places — and reflect on how it can be used to foster connections between the Asia Pacific and Australia,” said Ms Wright.

“Designers will also be required to provide insight into their design process from concept to completion. In doing so, we hope the project will provide inspiration for our visitors as an exemplar of design in action.”

State Library, through the Asia Pacific Design Library, aims to develop the best publicly accessible collection of design resources in the Asia Pacific, promoting contemporary thought and analysis on design in the region.

“Libraries are in a unique position to engage audiences in the creation of new content and new knowledge in creative and innovative ways,” said Ms Wright.

“We are pleased to be able to support an up-and-coming designer from the Asia Pacific, and are looking forward to sharing new perspectives on design from this region,” she said.

Proposals close at 5pm, Friday 6 March 2015. The successful applicant will work with the Asia Pacific Design Library team to develop their work and display it at State Library for 12 months from June 2015.

Visitwww.designonline.org.aufor more information.



Media enquiries:
Shahedah Sabdia, SLQ Communications
07 3840 9084 |shahedah.sabdia@slq.qld.gov.au

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