Design events from Artichoke 37

From exhibitions to trade fairs, conferences to symposia, we track down the best design events happening this quarter.

What’s in a Face?

This exhibition shares more than forty-five photographic portraits from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, focusing on crucial points in the history of depicting the human face.

Until 5 February 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Dinosaur Designs

In celebration of the Gallery of Modern Art’s fifth anniversary, jewellery and homewares designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs will showcase one of their largest and most dazzling projects to date.

Until 25 March 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Try This at Home

This exhibition explores how everyday people design the future through everyday actions. Visitors will participate in creating an unusual lounge room as well as installations in public spaces surrounding the gallery.

Until 8 January 2012
Object Gallery, Sydney

Dewdrops and Sunshine

The National Gallery of Victoria will launch its new contemporary art space with a spectacular exhibition of work by internationally renowned contemporary artist, Ranjani Shettar. Dewdrops and Sunshine will showcase the artist’s unique approach to sculpture, including material experimentation and engagement with nature.

Until 26 February 2012
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Design Miami

Design Miami will take place for the second year in a row on Miami Beach in an architect-designed temporary structure. Creating the site-specific pavilion this year will be the Design Miami Designer of the Year, internationally renowned architect and designer David Adjaye.

30 November – 4 December 2012
Design Miami

Imagining the Future

Get an insight into what the world might look like in one hundred years time at this exhibition, which presents a range of images inspired by public concern about an uncertain future.

2 December 2011 – 28 January 2012
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Sydney Festival’s Modernist Walk

Take a walk through some of Sydney’s best modernist architecture. The buildings will come alive as part of the Sydney Festival, with this walk at the University of Sydney’s main campus. This event incorporates the university’s chemistry building, designed in the 1950s by major Sydney modernists Ken Woolley and Peter Webber.

7–28 January 2012
University of Sydney, Sydney

Surface Design Show

Cutting edge materials for surface design are the focus of this event, which will include a series of talks, seminars and demonstrations by architects and interior designers.

7–9 February 2012
Business Design Centre, London



Published online: 20 Apr 2012
Images: Courtesy of Talwar Gallery, New York/ New Delhi, Ed Reeve, Stephen Haley


Artichoke, December 2011

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