Marimekko mystique 1954-75 in Australia continues.

MARIMEKKO IS FINLAND’S BIGGEST EXPORTER OF DESIGNER WARES AND ONE WHICH AUSTRALIAN BUYERS ADORE. Marimekko, the Finnish modern design phenomenon, is known for its textiles, homewares and fashion. In its infancy in the mid-1950s, Australian buyers were amongst Marimekko’s earliest markets and one of the largest outside Scandinavia. Marimekko is one of Australia’s favourite designer …

Marian Hall Best and interior design in the Space Age.

MARIAN HALL BEST AND THE ‘SPACE AGE’ INTERIOR DESIGN CONCEPT IS THE SUBJECT OF ART TALKS IN CANBERRA THIS MONTH. Marian Hall Best had an Australian Odyssey which, in its day, challenged Australian design to move from a mainstream Post-War domestic interior environment to a Space Age setting of innovation and new frontiers. The Odyssey …

Novelist Jane Austen’s celebrations are fashionable fun.

NOVELIST JANE AUSTEN IS CELEBRATED IN SYDNEY (NSW) THIS MONTH WITH A RANGE OF LADY-LIKE ACTIVITIES TO TEMPT REFINED MINDS AND PALATES. If you fancy yourself as a an expert of novelist Jane Austen, you might be interested these notable events in July 2017: There’s in a choral evensong organised by the Jane Austen Society of …

Robert Foster Australian Designer VALE

ROBERT FOSTER THE AUSTRALIAN-BORN DESIGNER OF INTERNATIONAL REGARD WAS A GRADUATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Robert Foster had a love of humour in art. He was one of Australia’s top designers. He was the founder of the F!NK + Co brand which designed and manufactured brightly coloured water jugs, shot glasses and flatware. He loved …

Style guide for academic journal

A STYLE GUIDE FOR AN ACADEMIC JOURNAL IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF INFORMATION WHICH PROVIDES A STANDARD APPROACH FOR YOUR NEXT ARTICLE. Being a budding academic is hard work. Especially if you submit a journal article for the first time. If your work is submitted without compliance with a set style guide, you are wasting valuable time and effort. …

Exhibition of ANU Arts Graduates 2015

THE 2015 GRADUATING EXHIBITION OF ANU ARTS STUDENTS OFFERS A BONANZA OF COLOUR, TEXTURE AND FORM. The recent Grand Opening of the 2015 exhibition at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was a great affair. In a sneak preview before opening, journalists were permitted access to the main exhibition on 27 November 2015. It …

What’s the Plimsoll line?

THE PLIMSOLL LINE IS USED AS A REFERENCE MARK. The Plimsoll line is located on a ship’s hull to indicate the maximum depth to which a vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo. The Plimsoll line is a special marking for maritime matters. It’s also known as the International Load Line, or the water line (positioned amidship). Another …

Tideline by Elizabeth Truswell

AN AUSTRALIAN GEOSCIENTIST AND VISUAL ARTIST FROM KALGOORLIE TAKES IN TIDELINES IN THE KIMBERLEYS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. A recent exhibition by geologist-artist Elizabeth Truswell shows the clear intersection of geology and outback art. In the Tideline exhibition held in Canberra this month, Elizabeth Truswell shows the public on the eastern seaboard the ruggedness and beauty of Western …

Canberra displays robotics, drones & UAVs.

CROATIAN EMBASSY HOSTS ROBOTICS EXHIBITION. Drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and remotely piloted aircraft or ‘aircraft without a human pilot on board’ were part of the robotics display hosted by the Croatian Embassy earlier this month. The Robotics Exhibition was generously supported as part of ‘Windows to the World’ program* in Canberra in conjunction with a range …

2015 Contemporary Australian Architects speakout

CANBERRA ARCHITECTS ARE CHALLENGED: GO CONTEMPORARY. The ACT chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) (http://www.architecture.com.au/events/state-territory/act-chapter/act-event) and the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) (http://nga.gov.au/architects/) presented four thought-provoking lectures by award-winning Australian architects last month. The AIA talks were held for four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm in the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. …