Yearly Archives: 2017 Back

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

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