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Join us for dancing, walking tours and making workshops! Save the date for our next UQ international architecture lecture with Maggie Ma and get into some design books for the upcoming Easter break.

You can catch photos, video and articles from all of our events and workshops on Design Online, Design Minds, and the APDL blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Dancing at Home

Dancing at Home
Sat 13 Apr, 10–11am & Sat 11 May, 3–4pm | slq Reception, level 1 | Free | Bookings required

Get your groove on for a one-hour dance class that willl lift the curtain on suburbia, showing its diversity and dynamism, its surprises and secrets. Facilitated by Bring A Plate you will warm up, learn some moves, perform a short dance piece, and have a laugh!

Book now as spaces are strictly limited.

Image: Photo courtesy Jax Oliver Studio.

Clifton Hill Walking tour

Clifton Hill walking tour
Sat 27 Apr, 2–3pm | Clifton Hill Peace Park, Cnr Sarah St & Eric Cr, Annerley | Free | Bookings required

Slip on the walking shoes as we take our suburban obsession to the streets! Join Kate Dyson and Denis Peel of the Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc for a walking tour as we look to discover some of the unique stories that can be uncovered in the Brisbane suburbs.

Part of the Home: a suburban obsession exhibition program.

Image:  Frank and Eunice Corley house photographs collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Acc. no. 6169.

Maggie Ma

UQ international architecture lecture: Maggie Ma
Tue 30 Jul, 6.30–8pm | slq Auditorium, level 2 | Free | Bookings required

Save the date to hear from architect Maggie Ma of Domat, Hong Kong. Ma has been practising architecture on both commercial and community projects for 10 years. Her specialty is humanitarian design and socially sustainable design strategies. Bookings open soon.

Image: Hygiene Station for Cattlefield Village. Photo courtesy of Domat Projects.

Edge workshops

Workshops at The Edge
slq The Edge | Prices vary | Bookings required

Makers, designers and wanna-be tech heads! The next round of workshops and inductions hosted at The Edge are open.

Learn how to 3D print, use the CNC router or book into the audio and video software inductions on offer.

Image: Courtney learning how to use Illustrator.

Queen's Baton display

What’s new in Design Minds

We've put together a resource guide for secondary school design educators based on Bright Bold Boundless: designing the Queen’s Baton display. This guide will help educators to identify teaching and learning opportunities in the Design General Senior Syllabus.

A replica GC2018 Baton used in Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is available for viewing in State Library’s collection.

Image: Cleveland State High School teacher Susannah Allan attending Designing the Queen’s Baton professional development workshop in 2018.

Galleria development

What’s new on Design Online

Bureau^Proberts operate an internationally reknowned practice that is known for skilled collaboration with artists and their unconventional yet relevant architectural responses. 

We visited the studio to learn more about their practice. Read the article here.

Image: Galleria development, South Bank. Photo courtesy of Bureau^Proberts.

The Design Conference

The Design Conference
Wed 29 May – Sat 1 Jun | Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm | Tickets from $247.50 | Bookings required

Be moved, motivated and connected at this year's The Design Conference. The event is for creative professionals and will focus on what design means in the hearts and minds of the world's favourite creative leaders. 

Image: The Design Conference.

New Wave Clay book

What’s new in the Design Lounge

We’ve had an influx of new design books into design collection. Here’s two of our favourites.

Asian Typography: The best contemporary fonts using Chinese characters or Hanzi, and their application across design projects.

New Wave Clay: A whole new generation of craftspeople, designers and artists are realising the pleasure of working with clay and bringing a fresh perspective to the material.

Image: New Wave Clay.

Header image: Attendees at The Architecture Symposium. Photo by Ray Cash.