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

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

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vibrant history of the neon sign from an international perspective as we face a world where it will soon be lost and superseded by … Read more

The Salon Electric

Be seduced by the alluring glow of neon. The Design Lounge on level 2 will be luminescent when we flick on the lights for The Salon Electric, a celebration of neon signs in Queensland and the Asia Pacific. We will look at the process of making neon, its relationship to night life subculture and its … Read more

7 x 7 Gold Coast 2017

Want to hear about the creative process behind a major international event? Design Institute of Australia Queensland ( DIAQ) is hosting the second Seven by Seven Talk for 2017  which will focus on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is a unique opportunity for Queensland designers to learn about the creative process behind putting together … 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

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