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  • Cities of Contrast by Pascale Gomes McNabb
    7 November 2019

    I like to travel to get a hit of otherness, for otherness, other sites, other sights, other sounds, other worlds, other realities, new people. I crave visual stimulation and a sense of the exotic and connection, for seeing new wonderous things, to be placed beyond my comfort zone to experience life in another context.

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  • An Open Letter to Design by Christopher Furminger
    7 November 2019

    I’m writing you an open letter of sorts, to help me better reconcile our tour, instead of taking an objective and detached position. As I feel, the latter would offer little to the reader, of which couldn’t otherwise be extracted from the viewpoints of others and accompanying photography.

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  • From Cranes to Castles by Yasmine Ghoniem
    7 November 2019

    Aptly named the DIAlogue on Tour, our days were spent immersed in conversation with my study buddies, local studio directors and yes, the local architecture. Buildings talk too.

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  • Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2019 by Fiona Lynch
    7 November 2019

    The most unexpected outcome of the Study Tour was making life-long friendships with fellow designers. Travelling with four others made me realise just how similar our interests are – as well as our humour. We shared many stories about the trials of running small businesses and dealing with challenging clients.

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  • Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2019 by Jen Lowe
    7 November 2019

    I recommend anyone who is thinking about applying for Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2020 to do so. It fortified my love for the design industry, and I have returned full of passion.

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  • Ailanto Design launched new collections
    7 November 2019

    Ailanto Design, the fabric and wallpaper brand by Amanda Ferragamo & Keele Gyreen, launched new collections, Kili & Daintree in September.

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  • Entries Open: Australian Furniture Design Award 2020
    7 November 2019

    The National Gallery of Victoria and Stylecraft invite Australian designers and makers to enter the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 with a new and original furniture design.

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  • Artichoke Magazine
    3 October 2019

    The latest edition of Artichoke is out now, including our regular ‘Comment’ column written by DIA President Claire Beale FDIA encouraging designers to work together as a community towards ‘a shared future’.

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  • Nominations Open: Graduate of the Year Awards 2020
    3 October 2019

    We are delighted to announce the 2020 Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA) is now open for nominations from educators. Nominate your top graduates before Monday 21 October 2019.

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  • Entries Open: DIA WA Awards
    3 October 2019

    The DIA WA Awards is a unique program spanning multiple disciplines, including Interior Spaces, Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Communication, Fashion and Textile Design and Jewellery Design. Entries open until Tuesday 15 October.

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  • Entries Open: Design Tasmania Awards 2019
    3 October 2019

    The 2019 awards comprise five major awards and five category awards to expand upon previous years and give designers greater opportunity to showcase their work. Entries close Thursday 10 October, 5pm.

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  • MPAVILION 2019 Reveals Free Program of Events
    3 October 2019

    MPavilion is open every day – rain, hail or shine – from 14 November 2019 to 22 March 2020 in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne.

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  • E-Waste Challenge
    3 October 2019

    Registrations are now open for the Victorian Design Challenge 2020: The E-Waste Challenge inviting design professionals and students to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time – E-Waste.

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  • I-CONIC Australian Design
    23 September 2019

    Featuring iconic products from household names like Caroma, Alessi, Wiltshire, Eveready, TH Brown, Breville, Schiavello, Décor, Kambrook and Phillips, the exhibition illuminates the far-reaching impact of Australian designers and designs on the global market.

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  • Eat, Drink, Design Awards Shortlist Announced
    11 September 2019

    The 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, recognizing innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises of all scales and types. The winners and commended projects will be revealed at a gala event in Melbourne on Tuesday 12 November. Tickets on sale now.

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  • The DIA’s history is our history
    22 August 2019

    The Design Institute of Australia’s public archive offers insights into a unique period of Australia’s design culture. The newly catalogued and complete collection of Spark newsletters, Artichoke magazines, DIA marketing and DIA minutes narrates over 70 years of our industry’s heritage.

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  • Calling for Branch Councillor Nominations
    22 August 2019

    Becoming a DIA Branch Councillor presents the opportunity to create long term, positive outcomes for yourself and the design industry.

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  • DIA Members Longlisted in Dezeen Awards
    22 August 2019

    The Dezeen awards celebrate the best new architecture, interiors and design in the world.

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  • Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist announced
    23 August 2019

    The 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, recognizing innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises of all scales and types. The winners and commended projects will be revealed at a gala event in Melbourne on Tuesday 12 November. Tickets on sale now.

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  • Entries open 2019 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards
    22 August 2019

    Now in its 25th instalment, these prestigious Awards are the longest-running local design and manufacture awards in Australia.

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  • Applications Open for JamFactory Associate Program
    22 August 2019

    Outstanding career development opportunities for emerging artists and designers working in the fields of glass, furniture, ceramics or jewellery/metal.

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  • IP Rights for Designers, in a Nutshell
    22 August 2019

    If you are a successful designer, you are paid to generate ideas. Intellectual property (IP) rights exist to protect the expression of ideas. Some rights arise automatically. Others require pro-active steps, such as applying for registration.

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  • The 2019 Victorian Premier Design Awards are Open for Entries
    22 August 2019

    Recognising and rewarding Victorian designers and businesses that display excellence in the way they use design.

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  • Australian Designer Pop-Up Returns for Melbourne Fashion Week
    22 August 2019

    This August 29 - September 5, AFC Curated returns to the Melbourne Town Hall for Melbourne Fashion Week!

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  • Who Owns What?
    22 August 2019

    Do you have treasured possessions including artwork and sporting memorabilia used to adorn office walls?

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