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

Call out for a new APDL Manager

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The Asia Pacific Design Library is looking for a new manager who will lead and further develop this exciting creative area in State Library of Queensland. All applications for this position must be made online via Smartjobs. If you are interested in applying for this position please see the full position listing here. Applications close Wednesday 29 June … Read more

Call for applications: 2017 Ivory Street Window Gallery exhibition program

Hmong Crafts: Remixed Entities by Vangoua Anthony Vue in artisan’s Ivory Street Window Gallery. Photo by artisan

Here is a great opportunity available to designers, makers and artists! Artisan in Brisbane is inviting practitioners, groups, curators and organisations to submit exhibition proposals for their 2017 Ivory Street Window Gallery exhibition program. The brief is for fresh ideas and an innovative approach to the highly-visible 24 hour exhibition space. Exhibitions must pertain to craft and design … Read more

Channel APDL on Vimeo

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We get frequent requests on how to find the videos from our lecture events such as our Think Outside and UQ Architecture series. And it’s easy to access when you know how. State Library of Queensland has its own Vimeo page, which is simply a video sharing platform. It loads all its video content including … Read more

Queensland Design Policy Summit


Thought leaders and policy makers across design, business, science and education will congregate in Brisbane next week for the inaugural Queensland Design Policy Summit. The QUT School of Design will host the summit on Thursday 9 June in conjunction with the international ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16) conference. Throughout the day, the Queensland Design Policy Summit program will … Read more

UQ crit week

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It’s Crit Week in the APDL Design Lounge this week! You’ll see a lot of creative activity when students from the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture descend upon the Design Lounge to present their projects for end-of-semester critique. This year’s guest critic is Tim Greer of Sydney-based architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. For more information about what’s happening throughout the … Read more