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What’s on at Sydney Design 2011

July 30, 2011toAugust 14, 2011

* SYDNEY

  • 30 July – 14 August 2011
  • Various locations

Sydney Design is held annually and is produced by the Powerhouse Museum in association with more than 60 cultural institutions, organisations and individuals. With over 100 events, the program includes inspiring exhibitions, workshops, master classes, talks, installations and tours – unpacking design, connecting people and creating meaningful dialogue around design issues.

Is Old New Again?
In our rapidly changing world, our notions of ‘normal’ are shifting constantly.  In all areas of design – such as product design, architecture, fashion and graphic design, practitioners everywhere are mining tradition and marrying cutting edge technology with an artisanal and human sensibility. You can see it in media, food, popular culture and the arts but nowhere is this more pronounced than in the world of design. Consumers want to connect with makers and growers and hear the voice of the average person. Don’t be mistaken, this is not about nostalgia – it’s a collision between design, tradition, innovation, heritage and experimentation. In lace, for example, practitioners are employing a radical reworking of traditional craft using cutting edge technology and materials – exploding preconceived ideas and stereotypes. Designers everywhere are reworking, recycling, and reconfiguring everything about the way we think, behave, create and consume design. At the core of this is a craving felt by designers and consumers for sincerity, honesty and fairness. Is the past offering a new starting point?

So What’s On?

Sydney Design 2011 – Markets
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Young Blood: Designers Market
Snap up must-have items from the country’s hottest new designers.
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Sydney Design 2011 – Exhibitions
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Love Lace
Be prepared to discard all your preconceived notions of lacework.

The Waking Heart
Wear your heart on a screen and let the world see how you’re feeling.

Engineering Excellence
Award-winning innovations from the country’s leading engineers.

Australian International Design Awards
See Australia’s latest crop of innovative and ingenious products.

Student Fashion
Scintillating outfits from up-and-coming fashion designers.

Sparkies, Foodies and Fashionistas
Uncover TAFE NSW’s rich history and inspirational graduates in this exhibition.

RED Objects
Design exhibition by the RED objects group.

Diana Brennan: Entre-deux Textiles
A daring lacework guru displays her new pièce de résistance.

Known/Unknown
In between the worlds of art and design is all that is Known/Unknown

Built: Is Old New Again?
Traditional furniture is transformed into 21st-century objects.

Made To Measure: The Treadlie Handmade Bicycle Show
A collection of bespoke bikes exudes artistry and creativity.

Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed
Students and staff merge old and new technologies and attitudes.

Neues Bauen International 1927 – 2002
Architect-designed buildings show that form can overtake fads.

Workshopped 11
Feast your eyes on a range of furniture, lighting and product design from emerging Australian designers

NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism
Peer into the future of Australian cities in 40 years’ time.

Metalab Collective 2011
Sparks fly when traditional goldsmithing merges with new technology.

AU.THENTIC
Explore how Australia engages creatively with the world.

A Touch of Class
Discover how designers radically transformed the refined doily.

Interpretations 3: Sand Casting
The old process of sand casting is interpreted in a modern way.

The Paper Attic
Intricate spiderwebs and discarded curios fill a paper attic.

Recent Past
An instantaneous spatial intervention, documenting and projecting the viewer’s experience of the recent past.

Type Horses: Writers & Their Typewriters
Pour out your heart with a classic machine – the humble typewriter.

Wear, Tear & Repaired
Even the most dilapidated items can be repaired and remodelled.

Machines For Drawing
Watch the wind draw in this challenging exhibition.

The Story Of Chippendale: From Boozers To Caffeine Users
The times they are a-changin’ in this once rough-and-tumble suburb.

Designers Using Old Techniques In A Contemporary Context
A 21st-century exhibition seasoned with 14th-century flavour.

See-saw: Mend, Make Do & Build Anew
Designers show why it’s time to give Sydney a new lease of life.

Sarkcloth: Wearing In The Landscape
A poetic fabric and fashion range pays homage to Banjo Patersen.

extreme density_Paris
Densification creates a new skyline in Paris.

Demonstration Room
Time to take a new look at the most versatile of materials – concrete.

Above Earth, Below Sea
Australian and Japanese artists display their most desirable jewels.

The Binocular Boot
Brogues, winklepickers and thigh-high boots take centrestage.

Change 11: Sustainable Designs
New-generation designers offer inspired ideas for old problems.

ReForm
Discarded objects are transformed into useful, beautiful pieces.

Transparent Seams: Upcycle Fashion!
Breathe new life into old garments by joining the upcycling craze.

Rug Up
Award-winning rugs boast stunning textures and brilliant hues.

Lure With Bait, Strike With Chaos
Deconstructed musical instruments are transformed and reborn.

Japanese Design Today 100
Weird and wonderful products from Japan go under the microscope.

Factory As Studio
Studio design practices and industrial machines work hand in hand.

Incidental Data
Computer graphs and diagrams are replaced with unexpected items.

The Urban Interior: Visions For Taylor Square Bicycle Hub
Cruise over to Darlo to view the future cycling headquarters.

Yesterday
The Beatles’ eternal hit Yesterday is on the map again.

HandShake: Prentice & Prodigy
Young jewellers and master craftspeople join forces.

Geometric Note
A silversmith transforms the commonplace into the exquisite.
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Sydney Design 2011 – For Kids
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Knitted and Looped for kids
Kids and families leave your mark on Sydney Design by adding to a giant knitted sculpture

Kids Design Weekend: Discover Lace
Bring nimble fingers and imagination to this remarkable workshop.

Kids Design Weekend: Reveal
Invisible clues lead kids on a secret trail through the Museum.

Kids Design Weekend: Pop-up Paper Lace Workshop
Kids create evocative cards using a nifty paper-lace technique.

Outdoor Weave-In
Celebrate our Open Day by participating in a glorious woven wonder with Shane Waltener

convict CLAY creations
Ceramics from the convict era inspire children to get creative.
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Sydney Design 2011 – For Students
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Lace Study Centre
Rare, unique, historic and significant lace from all around the world.

Connected Classroom: The art and craft of Lace
Challenge students’ notion of what lace is.

Knitted And Looped for students
Students have the opportunity to leave their mark on Sydney Design 2011.

Professional Development Day for teachers
Be inspired and develop skills that you can use back in the classroom

top POTS
Create extraordinary pots fashioned from imagination and clay.

pourEXCELLENCE
Pour the perfect cuppa from your own handcrafted teapot.

Mug Me
Make, bake and take home you own ceramic mug in this workshop.

Q&A(rchitect)
An emerging architect winner conveys the importance of mentoring.

Green Bans Art Walk
Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.

See-saw: Mend, Make Do & Build Anew
Designers show why it’s time to give Sydney a new lease of life.

Change 11: Sustainable Designs
New-generation designers offer inspired ideas for old problems.

New Territory Old Territory: Design Research Discussions
Design and designers – part of the problem or part of the solution?

Rug Up
Award-winning rugs boast stunning textures and brilliant hues.

Japanese Design Today 100
Weird and wonderful products from Japan go under the microscope.

What Is The Object Of Australia?
Meeting of the minds for design educators and industry leaders.
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Sydney Design 2011 – Talks
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Design-led Solutions to Wicked Problems
Join the discussion as designers solve national policy problems.

Design, Sustainable Design
Love Lace International Symposium: Not Just a Thread
A range of speakers and practitioners from around the world explore Lace in relation to their practice.

Professional Development Day for teachers
Be inspired and develop skills that you can use back in the classroom

Talks Afternoon
Get inside the heads of industry experts during this series of talks.

Looking Back At Innovation: Implications Of Borrowing From The Past
Product design borrows from the past to produce new unexpected offerings.

Lecture by Valerie Steele
A New York scholar reveals why fashion and art are worlds apart.

fastBREAK: Is Old New Again?
Hot coffee, fresh pastries and sharp entrepreneurs are all on the menu.

Preserving The Past To Make Our Future Happen
Trend forecaster Amanda Talbot discusses the revitalisation of dying crafts by high end labels

DIA 5 x 5 Designer Talk
DIA NSW presents 5×5 as part of Sydney Design 11.

Design
Maintaining the Momentum of Mid-Century Modernism: LA. Palm Springs. Chicago.

Architecture, Design
Collaboration in Experimental Design Research Symposium

Look Hear
Go north for a fascinating encounter with Newcastle’s most creative artists.

Designing Urban Futures
Explore radical new design thinking as a response to climate change.

Andrew Ashton – designer in flux
Andrew Ashton from Melbourne’s Studio Pip and Co tells tales of a design practice in modern times.

Fashion And Art
The marriage of fashion and art has involved quite a few hissy fits.

CultureCycle Tour: Where Cycling Meets Design & Culture
Let this joyous mix of cycling, crochet and design take you for a ride.

Australian Design For The Next Decade – a panel discussion
Leading designers provide inside tips on today’s complex issues.

Data Poetry
Challenging ideas are raised in the ‘Incidental Data’ exhibit.

Q&A(rchitect)
An emerging architect winner conveys the importance of mentoring.

Green Bans Art Walk
Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.

Designers Using Old Techniques In A Contemporary Context
A 21st-century exhibition seasoned with 14th-century flavour.

Sarkcloth: Wearing In The Landscape
A poetic fabric and fashion range pays homage to Banjo Patersen.

New Territory Old Territory: Design Research Discussions
Design and designers – part of the problem or part of the solution?

Domestic Designs
See an array of unique domestic antiquities at Elizabeth Bay House.

What Is The Object Of Australia?
Meeting of the minds for design educators and industry leaders.

Glenn Murcutt and the Boyd Education Centre Architecture Tour
Pack your picnic basket for a day with legendary Glenn Murcutt

How To Make The Old Ways Of Kindness And Collectivism New Again
Even in this fast-paced world, it’s time to try a little kindness.

Japanese Design Today 100
Weird and wonderful products from Japan go under the microscope.

Factory As Studio
Studio design practices and industrial machines work hand in
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Sydney Design 2011 – Tours
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Re-using Parramatta
Explore some of Parramatta’s most fascinating historic buildings.

Lace In The City: Bike Tour
Join a cycling tour around Sydney for lovers of lace and architecture.

Australian Architecture Association Walking Tours
Open your eyes to the wonder of Sydney during architectural walks.

CultureCycle Tour: Where Cycling Meets Design & Culture
Let this joyous mix of cycling, crochet and design take you for a ride.

Green Bans Art Walk
Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.

Glenn Murcutt and the Boyd Education Centre Architecture Tour
Pack your picnic basket for a day with legendary Glenn Murcutt
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Sydney Design 2011 – Workshops
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Knitted and Looped
Leave your mark on a growing lace sculpture

Knitted and Looped for kids
Kids and families leave your mark on Sydney Design by adding to a giant knitted sculpture

Ancient weaving techniques: Master class with Mavis Ganambarr
Learn ancient hand-weaving techniques from a master.

Bobbin lace jewellery: Master class with Lauran Sundin
Master class with Lauran Sundin

Design for laser cutting: Master class with Douglas McManus
Learn how to design small works for laser cutting and engraving.

Knitted And Looped for students
Students have the opportunity to leave their mark on Sydney Design 2011.

Kids Design Weekend: Discover Lace
Bring nimble fingers and imagination to this remarkable workshop.

Kids Design Weekend: Reveal
Invisible clues lead kids on a secret trail through the Museum.

Professional Development Day for teachers
Be inspired and develop skills that you can use back in the classroom

Kids Design Weekend: Pop-up Paper Lace Workshop
Kids create evocative cards using a nifty paper-lace technique.

Outdoor Weave-In
Celebrate our Open Day by participating in a glorious woven wonder with Shane Waltener

top POTS
Create extraordinary pots fashioned from imagination and clay.

pourEXCELLENCE
Pour the perfect cuppa from your own handcrafted teapot.

convict CLAY creations
Ceramics from the convict era inspire children to get creative.

Mug Me
Make, bake and take home you own ceramic mug in this workshop.

Plant A Pinwheel Workshops
A garden of patterned pinwheels connects with the community.

CultureCycle Tour: Where Cycling Meets Design & Culture
Let this joyous mix of cycling, crochet and design take you for a ride.

Wear, Tear & Repaired
Even the most dilapidated items can be repaired and remodelled.

Green Bans Art Walk
Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.

Type Horses: Writers & Their Typewriters
Pour out your heart with a classic machine – the humble typewriter.

Transparent Seams: Upcycle Fashion!
Breathe new life into old garments by joining the upcycling craze.

Partycraft Workshop
Get the party started with DIY buntings and sparkling trinkets.
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For more information and bookings visit www.sydneydesign.com.au

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