Culture Craft and Design

Traditional items may drive contemporary design iterations.

Traditional and contemporary craft operates at an interesting intersection within the Smithsonian and within arts and culture more broadly. Traditional handcrafts and other reflections of heritage such as artisan food and folk music have  very high levels of historical and social value, and are now finding a place within the business of cultural tourism. The … Read more

The Fleet Store pops up in partnership with APDL


The Fleet Store is Brisbane’s annual ‘fleeting’ boutique. Managed by QUT Fashion and Business students, The Fleet Store showcases apparel, accessories, artwork and other unique products made by current QUT students and alumni. 2015 is the fifth year of The Fleet Store, and will see it popping-up in partnership with SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library at State Library … Read more

Museums and Digital Collections

Workshop 2

Dr Kathy Mackey, Manager of the Queensland Academies, is undertaking a Smithsonian Fellowship in 2015 as part of her ongoing research into how the cultural and education sectors can partner more effectively in order to influence the development of design thinking as a more explicit form of inquiry based pedagogy across all areas of the … Read more

Parlour: women, equity, architecture


Parlour: women, equity, architecture needs your support as it embarks on its next phase. Parlour is a site for active exchange and discussion, Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia. It seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also revealing the many women who … Read more

Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design at Cairns Regional Gallery


Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design, an Object: Australian Design Centre National Touring Program presented in partnership with Workshopped, visits Cairns Regional Gallery from 15 May – 12 July 2015. In an inaugural Object/APDL collaboration, I was lucky to be invited to attend the opening night and jewellery designer Bic Tieu’s talk and secondary school workshop, … Read more