QUT’s Creative Industries redevelopment opens

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QUT’s Creative Industries precinct is bigger and better than ever after the second phase of its $88-million expansion opened in Kelvin Grove last week. The precinct’s new focal point is a 12,000-square-metre six-storey building housing QUT’s dance, drama, music, visual arts, creative writing, animation and creative research programs. The new building was designed by Brisbane-based Richard … Read more

SLQ and Brisbane Open House 2016

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven Miles; BOH Ambassador Darren Lockyer. BOH Event Manager Ann Rainbow and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk

The second weekend in October is fast becoming a favourite time of year for Brisbane architecture and history buffs. Brisbane Open House, now in its seventh year, officially launched the 2016 program at the impressive 480 Queen Street, the newest high-rise development in Brisbane designed by BVN Donovan Hill. Official guests included Queensland Governor Paul de … Read more

Meet our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors


What do you get when you mix 13 enthusiastic educators from across Queensland with design thinking skills? Design Minds Regional Ambassadors! We are delighted to announce the following teachers and educators who have been selected to participate in our Design Minds Regional Ambassadors program: Ann Weaver, Brett Wass, Sarah Chapman, Graeme Parker, Herman Rijken, Justin Hill, … Read more

2016 Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Conference


Attention designers and design students! For those interested in Asia Pacific design, Adelaide is the place to be this September. The Design Institute of Australia is hosting the 2016 Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance (APSDA) conference and the enviable line-up of presenters is a who’s who of Asia Pacific and world design. The speaker program will include renowned and nationally … Read more

Evoke: the art of architecture


  Townsville will play host to Evoke – a regional architecture conference from 8 September until 11 September with renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma as one of the key-note speakers. The four-day conference, held by the Australian Institute of Architects, aims to explore the position of architecture as art – architecture that evokes emotion and creates engaging and … Read more

Bowen State High School visit


Year 12 students from Bowen State High School paid a flying visit to Brisbane last semester as part of a four day experience to gain a greater understanding of graphical design. APDL was one of the many destinations of their design-themed excursion. At APDL the students interacted with our APDL Connect installation and browsed our … Read more

Meet Dr Charles Zuber

Dr Charles Zuber

In our Design Online website you may have come across Dr Charles Zuber’s name in the by-line. Charles is a regular contributor to the APDL and is a favourite in our design network. We’d love to introduce you to him. Charles was born in the United Kingdom (or Disunited Kingdom as he now calls it post-Brexit), and … Read more

APDL little designers + pop-up library at gather.FESTIVAL

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Bring out your child’s inner-Philippe Starck! During gather.FESTIVAL, the Asia Pacific Design Library in association with Brisbane-based interior design firm Twofold Studio is running a FREE Little Designers series for children aged four to eight years. Stimulate creative thinking and introduce young minds to spacial and interior design through play. All materials will be provided … Read more