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

2017 Queensland-Smithsonian Fellow

A Queensland creative will have the opportunity of a lifetime after being awarded a $25,000 Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship. Dr Donna Hancox from QUT’s School of Creative Practice will spend time at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Donna said her focus will be to develop regional arts programs that reflect the lived experiences … Read more

Design Finds with Jonathan Kopinski

Designer and PhD candidate, Jonathan Kopinski placed his researcher’s cap firmly on his head when he visited SLQ’s repository as part of Design Finds. Design Finds is an APDL program which allows designers to dig through SLQ’s library collection to see what inspires them. Learn more about Jonathan’s experience using the collection and the creative response generated … Read more

A new Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellow

Congratulations to Brisbane primary school teacher Chantelle Sansness on being awarded this year’s Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowship. The Oakleigh State School primary teacher has been awarded the Queensland Government fellowship to complete a design education project at New York’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Chantelle said she would use her $20,000 fellowship to help students develop the skills … Read more

Design Finds with Chloe Naughton

Architect Chloe Naughton of M3 Architecture searched through the library collection during the 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum and uncovered the design evolution of the State Library’s building. Read her Q + A and see the creative response generated from her research. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? My search … Read more

Brisbane’s The Design Conference

Keep three days and three nights free for The Design Conference during the month of May.  From Wednesday 24 May until Saturday 27 May, The Design Conference returns to Brisbane with the aim of  educating, entertaining and inspiring the next generation of creative leaders. It features a curated selection of talks, breakouts, exhibitions, celebrations and … Read more

Logan City Council takes out inaugural award for urban design

Logan City Council won the inaugural Deputy Premier’s Award for Urban Design for its Beenleigh Town Square project, a collaboration with AECOM, MRCagney and Wilson Architects. In presenting the award at State Library of Queensland, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad praised Logan City Council for transforming a six way intersection … Read more

ARCH-I-SPY 2017

T’is the season to be snapping, for Arch-I-Spy is back for the UQ Architecture lecture series! Each year in conjunction with our UQ Architecture lecture series, we run a competition called Arch-I-Spy, an architectural game of I-Spy that aims to celebrate our built environment and the architecture that shapes the Asia Pacific region. All you have … Read more

Win ArchitectureAP Symposium tickets

APDL is celebrating the upcoming Asia Pacific Architecture Forum (APAF) 18 March – 31 March with a competition! Thanks to Architecture Media, we’re giving away two tickets for the ArchitectureAP Symposium which will be held at State Library of Queensland on Friday 24 March 2017. This is your opportunity to hear from Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect … Read more