As an ode to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus design movement the sixth iteration of ‘DESIGN Canberra’ will reflect the theme of ‘utopia’. On view citywide from 4 to 24 November, audiences will have access to more than 200 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artists’ studios and open homes. Some of which include a guided bus tour, photography competition, talks and an exhibition curated by Tim Ross exploring the ‘aggressively utopian’ designs of architect John Andrews. Part of the international roster includes MEDUSA an installation by Berlin design team Plastique Fantastique and an exhibit of glass pieces by contemporary Italian and Australian designers will be on display in dialogue, inspired by the Murano glass chandelier Enrico Taglietti installed for the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Canberra.
‘Darling Portrait Prize’ is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for portraiture, while the ‘National Photographic Portrait Prize’ presents a platform for amateur, hobby and professional portrait photographers.Read more
Over 50 Australian contemporary artists have donated works for the HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser including Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Del Kathryn Barton, Rebecca Baumann, Sarah Contos, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Reko Rennie, Joan Ross and Alex Seton.Read more
For the Manly Dam Project, eight artists from a variety of practices have created new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering.Read more