NEON

Join us for a special Queensland premiere screening of NEON as part of APDL’s The Salon Electric neon exhibition. The Australian produced and directed film NEON celebrates the beauty, colour and vibrant history of the neon sign from an international perspective as we face a world where it will soon be lost and superseded by … Read more

The Salon Electric

Be seduced by the alluring glow of neon. The Design Lounge on level 2 will be luminescent when we flick on the lights for The Salon Electric, a celebration of neon signs in Queensland and the Asia Pacific. We will look at the process of making neon, its relationship to night life subculture and its … Read more

2017 AGDA Design Awards

Calling all graphic designers and visual communicators. This week is your last week to get your entries in for the AGDA Design Awards which recognises the best work in Australia across a wide range of disciplines. The awards aim to further the discussion about design and to stimulate the creative progress of the industry. They highlight every generation … Read more

7 x 7 Gold Coast 2017

Want to hear about the creative process behind a major international event? Design Institute of Australia Queensland ( DIAQ) is hosting the second Seven by Seven Talk for 2017  which will focus on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is a unique opportunity for Queensland designers to learn about the creative process behind putting together … Read more

Design Finds with John Ellway

Designer John Ellway was surprised how easy it was to search through SLQ’s collection of books and ephemera when he was asked to participate in APDL’s Design Finds. We were interested to see the approach John took with his research task and, of course, curious to know what he would choose to research. Read more about John’s … Read more

Design Finds with Amalie Wright

Landscape architect Amalie Wright of Landscapology was one of our very first Design Finds pioneers. Last year, APDL began exploring the idea of what could be achieved when contemporary designers are let loose in SLQ’s immense collection of books, journals and ephemera. What collection items do they gravitate to and how do they respond creatively to the items they … Read more

Good Design of the Year Awards

Brisbane-based design consultancy Aurecon and Wellington-based digital design agency Chrometoaster tied as the overall winners of the coveted Good Design of the Year Award. The awards recognise the exemplary achievements of designers from around the world.  Aurecon won for its Flood Resilient and Accessible Ferry Terminals in the Product Design — Commercial and Industrial category. … Read more

Winners of 2017 Arch-I-Spy

What a great collection of Arch-I-Spy  instagram photographs we received during the eight week series of the UQ Architecture lecture series! The  overall winner was Steffen Tuck  for her photograph of Brisbane Square designed by Denton Corker Marshall. She won a tour of the iconic mid-century home Jacobi House. You can experience our Jacobi House through this video on … Read more

2017 Droga Architect in Residence talk

Distinguished architect Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence, will be speaking at State Library of Queensland on Wednesday 14 June. The Droga Architect in Residence Program is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects its vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. Dr Pérez-Gómez will deliver six lectures … Read more

Top five borrowed design books

We’re celebrating Library and Information Week and today we’d like to share APDL’s most borrowed books and magazines from the design collection. Design Lounge Coordinator Chenoa Pettrup who compiled our top five list said she was surprised by the results which revealed design magazines as our most accessed publications. “Magazines do get used a lot … Read more