Art and design webcasts
Webcasts in this category address issues including architecture, design, fine art, fashion, art criticism, art galleries and museums, artists, exhibitions, planning, urban design, graphic design, visual communication, design-led thinking and designers.
The word ‘luxury’ is ubiquitous in contemporary society, describing everything from handbags to holidays, but what does it actually mean? Is our luxury obsession a new one, or has it always been with us? Join Dr Nadia Buick, fashion curator and co-director of The Fashion Archives, as she discusses luxury fashion culture with an esteemed panel of experts: Professor Dan Hunter, Melinda O’Rourke, Professor Jennifer Craik and Mitchell Ogilvie
MC: Professor Suzi Vaughan
Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Venue: Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival lecture: Luxury and fashion.
Proudly sponsored by the Siganto Foundation.
Date: Sunday, 6 April 2014
Venue: Auditorium 2, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Siganto Foundation artists’ books lecture: This Other Southland.
Architects and architecture enthusiasts joined us for the third lecture in the 2014 UQ Architecture lecture series, presented by the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Asia Pacific Design Library.
Chris Knapp from Bond University and Built Environment Practice and Dr Mathew Aitchison from University of Queensland presented as part of the series on the topic of ‘Prefab… a potted history’. Together they will discuss and debate what “prefab” really means to the profession.
More about the speakers…
Professor Chris Knapp is an architect, educator, and builder. He is Assistant Professor and Architecture Discipline Leader at Bond University. His teaching focuses upon architectural design, digital fabrication, drawing and representation, and construction technology. Chris is currently pursuing his PhD at the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT in the invited, practice-based design research stream.
Dr. Mathew Aitchison is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. He is a researcher, teacher and designer with extensive international experience in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and Australia. Building on international award-winning design experience, Mathew maintains a wide-ranging design practice, which includes competition schemes, research consultancies, building projects and design research collaborations with private and public bodies.
Date: Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014
Venue: State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding UQ Architecture Lecture Series: Chris Knapp & Mathew Aitchison.
Design lovers went behind the scenes to hear how two Brisbane-based architects and their clients have worked together to negotiate issues of site, climate, sustainability, history and context to create homes that reflect the way we live today.
In-Between Room by Phorm Architecture and Design
At the home where singer/songwriter Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens once lived, Paul Hotston of Phorm Architecture and Design has created an “in-between” room connected to an existing Queenslander. Paul and his clients Biba and Fletcher Wythes discussed the creation of this new space in relation to the cultural significance of this site.
Christian House by James Russell Architect
James Russell, the architect behind the 2013 Houses Awards’ Australian House of the Year, created this new residence in Brisbane’s north for clients David and Kate Evans. James, together with the clients and the builder Geordie Dickson, took us through the design and construction process behind this home, which like James’s other work, engages with nature and embraces and celebrates Queensland’s subtropical conditions.
Date: Sunday 23 March 2014
Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
The series invites leading architects to share and discuss new ideas and knowledge centred on the role of architecture and design in the Asia Pacific.
This week's speakers are Penny Collins and Huw Turner from Collins and Turner Architects.
Penny and Huw established Collins and Turner Architects in Sydney in 2002. The focus of the practice is the design and delivery of innovative environments for work, living, and play.
Their projects have won numerous awards including the Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing, Sir John Sulman Medal for Outstanding Public Architecture, National Colorbond Steel Award along with state and national awards for sustainability.
The work of the practice has been published widely in books and magazines, including the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, a publication documenting 1000 significant buildings of the early 21st century, and included in architecture exhibitions in Berlin, Venice, and Istanbul. A monograph of their work will be published by Australian independent architecture publisher URO media in late 2014.
Date: Tue 1 April, 2014
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1
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Hundreds of architecture enthusiasts joined us for the first lecture in the 2014 UQ Architecture lecture series, presented by the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Asia Pacific Design Library.
Finn Pedersen and Martyn Hook from iredale pedersen hook kicked off the series on Tuesday March 25.
The architecture of iredale pedersen hook is drawn from a landscape that is dominated by the horizon. In Australia the desert and the ocean operate as constant counterpoints to the occupation of land by built objects. The work shares an understanding of an edge condition that is described by remote locations, incredible sites and the centre of the peripheral.
iredale pedersen hook is dedicated to the pursuit of appropriate design of effective sustainable buildings with a responsible environmental and social agenda. Their projects have won multiple awards; the West Kimberly Regional Prison was awarded a Public Architecture Award (2013 Australian Institute of Architects Awards – WA), three National Architecture awards and International Architecture Award (2013) from The Chicago Athenaeum.
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding UQ Architecture Lecture Series: Finn Pedersen & Martyn Hook.
Think Outside invites local, national and international design thinkers to contemplate a ‘wicked problem’ outside their area of expertise, offering new and unexpected solutions for discussion using design thinking. Think Outside: Environment, the second event in the series asks design thinkers 'how might we design a model of sustainable eco-tourism?'
Eco-tourism refers to nature-based tourism. Issues around the topic of eco-tourism include confusion around certification and standards, the environmental impact of visitors, natural resource management and social responsibility.
The design thinkers making up the panel for this event are John Thackara (UK) from Doors of Perception, Tamsin O’Neill, editor of Green Magazine, and Sidonie Carpenter, from Green Canopy Design Pty. Ltd.
Each speaker has 10 minutes to present their ideas, setting the platform for a considered debate and discussion around the practical implications of these new ideas. The audience is invited to respond to the challenge prior to the event and to share their thoughts as part of the final debate and discussion.
Date: Tue 15 Oct 2013
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Join fashion curator Nadia Buick with artist Michael Zavros, architect Stephen Cameron, academic Dr Courtney Pedersen, and “jeweller to the lost” Barbara Heath for a conversation about the aesthetics, themes and distinctiveness (or lack of) in Queensland’s sub-tropical design.
Part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2013, in partnership with The Fashion Archives.
Date: Tue 27 Aug 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Auditorium 1
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A conversation about ‘Queensland Style’.
The final UQ Architecture Lecture Series for 2013 featured University of Sydney Professor of Architecture, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady on the topic of from Alchemist’s Den to Science City: Architecture and the Expression of Experimental Science.
Where: slq Auditorium 1
When: 11 June 2013
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding UQ Architecture lecture series: Sandra Kaji-O'Grady.