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

Queensland designer exhibits in Milan Triennale

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It’s exciting when Queensland designers are selected to exhibit at prestigious international events. HY William Chan is one such designer who is enjoying being in the limelight for the Campus & Controcampus exhibition at the International XXI Triennale, Milan. The Campus & Controcampus exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of ‘green’ university campuses. It explores the … Read more

APDL is looking for regional design minds ambassadors

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APDL is proud to announce the launch of our new Design Minds Regional Ambassador Program. We are seeking to appoint ambassadors from across regional Queensland who possess the ‘qualities of a 21st century educator’ and have a broad network of influence, ideally through a teaching association or member organisation. Regional Ambassadors will actively promote Design Minds within … Read more

K8 Children’s Symposium

photo by Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray

Imagine a child’s perspective of Brisbane in the year 2036… As part of QPAC’s Out of the Box festival, K8 Children’s Symposium offers eight-year-old children and their teachers, the opportunity to develop new ways of thinking, build creative expertise, and travel pathways to innovation and problem solving. The symposium is both a professional development opportunity … Read more