Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

Explore the fascinating design story behind the innovative Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at State Library of Queensland. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Brisbane-based Designworks, the GC2018 Queen’s Baton draws inspiration from the boundless energy of the people, place and spirit of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration the GC2018 Queen’s … Read more

Design book cleanse

It’s time to make room for new design books! We’ve had an ‘autumn clean’ in our design collection and are seeking new homes for some old design books which are no longer required. We have sets of Red Dot Design Yearbooks (2013/14 until 2016/17) and Red Dot Design Concept Yearbooks (2013/14 until 2015/16) to give away. We would … Read more

The Architecture Symposium

The speaker line-up for The Architecture Symposium at the 2018 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum has been announced. State Library of Queensland, as venue partner, will play host to 12 of the Asia Pacific’s most lauded, experimental and socially conscious practitioners will come together for this one-day symposium that explores the innovative thinking and transformative projects that … Read more

Queensland designers inducted in DIA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Queensland fashion designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson who were inducted in the Design Institute of Australia’s (DIA) Hall of Fame. The Design Hall of Fame Program celebrates the work of eminent designers and their significant contribution to Australia’s economic development and cultural identity.  The following is the citation from the DIA website: … Read more

The Apartment House book launch

Join us for the launch of a new Australian design book which celebrates the best of higher-density living. The APDL Design Lounge will play host to the official Brisbane launch of The Apartment House with editors Katelin Butler and Cameron Bruhn. Also, Alice Hampson will share her insights on the Queensland context of apartment living; and architect … Read more

Brisbane Open House 2017

Architecture and history buffs! One of Brisbane’s favourite weekend events has just released its 2017 program! Brisbane Open House returns for its 8th year with over 90 Brisbane properties opening their doors during the weekend of 7 & 8 October.  The official launch was hosted at the new government offices at  1 William Street, Brisbane … Read more

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