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Grant Featherston - Australia's most successful mid-century designer.

Mon, 13th November

Grant Featherston is best known for his plywood Contour chairs developed in the early 1950s. However the Contour series just marked the start of a thirty year career in chair design. Working with Melbourne -based manufacturer Aristoc Grant, later joined by his wife Mary, designed hundreds of chairs some of which were so commercially...

Time and Motion

Thu, 26th October

Time and Motion is the outcome of a first year project in which students created short, time-based works in a variety of forms, from digital animation or stop-motion or a cartoon story board. Time and Motion celebrates a major collaboration between the Foundation Studies program at the ANU School of Art & Design and the National Film...

Olaf and Kerstens in Canberra

Thu, 19th October

Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens, two of the most well-known and important contemporary photographers from the Netherlands, are showing at the ANU School of Art & Design’s Photospace Gallery, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands. Hendrik Kerstens exhibits a series of portraits emulating the style of the Dutch...

Image making, nation building: Australia and the First World War

Wed, 4th October

This seminar will present new research by Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellows at the Australian War Memorial. The fellowship, offered biennially, is an opportunity for early career researchers to investigate the art collection at the Memorial, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches. SPEAKERS Dr Laura Cook is an assistant curator at...

Floor talk: Robbie Karmel

Thu, 21st September

Robbie Karmel is a graduate of Printmedia & Drawing at the ANU SOA&D, and is currently undertaking a PhD at the UNSW School of Art and Design. Robbie’s exhibition Mimesis marks the halfway point of his PhD and includes new experimental and performative work that explores concepts of embodiment, perception, and...

Floor talk: Robbie Karmel

Thu, 21st September

Robbie Karmel is a graduate of Printmedia & Drawing at the ANU SOA&D, and is currently undertaking a PhD at the UNSW School of Art and Design. Robbie’s exhibition Mimesis marks the halfway point of his PhD and includes new experimental and performative work that explores concepts of embodiment, perception, and...

Public Lecture: Andy Buck & David Walters

Wed, 20th September

Andy Buck – Furniture Workshop   Andy Buck is a furniture maker, sculptor, and educator. A full professor and program chair for the furniture design program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he has also taught at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, and given workshops at Anderson Ranch, Haystack, Penland, and...

Public Lecture: Roger Benjamin

Thu, 31st August

      East of Colour: Kandinsky and Klee in Tunisia While Paul Klee’s revelatory voyage to Tunisia on the eve of WWI is paradigmatic of modernist Orientalism, the 1905 travels there of Wassily Kandinsky and his partner Gabriele Münter are little known. Münter’s Kodak snapshots and...

Artist Talk: Emma Varga

Wed, 23rd August

The ANU School of Art & Design is pleased to announce Emma Varga as the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Procter Fellowship, where she is currently artist in residence in the Glass Workshop. Emma Varga has focused on the flora and landscape of the many places she has either travelled to or lived over the years. She is continually...

Public Lecture: Joyce Hwang

Thu, 17th August

Joyce Hwang is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and is the Director of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means. Currently she is developing a series of...

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