5 August, 7pm
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne
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In this exciting Dean’s lecture, Ma Yansong will present the recent projects of MAD Architects and introduce the architectural idea of “Shan Shui City”. To Yansong, this idea does not just refer to nature, but is also a social ideal of a future city that reflects individual emotional response to the surrounding world. This idea could be taken as a criticism of urbanisation in contemporary China and a vision for the future of chinese cities, which should combine city density, functionality and connection between nature and city dwellers.

Ma Yansong, Founding Principal of MAD Architects, is recognised as an important voice in a new generation of architects and was hailed as one of the world’s most influential and creative young architects by ICON magazine (2008) and Fast Company (2009). This year alone Yansong has been named 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was listed in the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. Ranked at 53, Yansong was the only architect featured on the list.

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09.07.14. filed under Featured Giveaway, Giveaways. No Comments →


Nuke Foundation

An introduction to the world of professional compositing in the industry standard compositing package for high end productions such as The Hobbit, Iron Man, Transformers, Tron: Legacy and The Avengers!  Whether you are new to compositing, or already have experience in other packages such as Shake, Combustion or After Effects, this course with digital artistOscar Knott (The Great Gatsby, I, Frankenstein, JFK: The Smoking Gun) of Cutting Edge is a great  way to first experience the awesome power of Nuke.

14 – 23 July, 6 evenings See all the AFTRS OPEN SHORT COURSES →

07.07.14. filed under General. No Comments →

VIOLENTAMI – Feelings ( music video & EP remixes) Released 30th june 2014

The first release of Violentami (pop/deep house)aka Charles Rocher (Nouvelle New Wave /FR).

With a cinematographic comtempory dance music video directed by Frank Ychou working for bands like Chateau Marmont (Arista/FR) or Turtle (Beatnik/UK).

FEELINGS included three remixes from sexy depitch 90′s tune to space chill music with Kadavre Exquis, Gotham & Brandon Banal.

FEELINGS EP (4 titles) available soon on iTunes and now on soundcloud:
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Videoclip directed by Frank Ychou | Produced by RODS & Nouvelle New Wave

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Packaging design: what does the future hold?

by Laura Drewe

While packaging design has always been a fascinating creative discipline, its future promises to be even more exciting and complex. In today’s competitive market, companies are more aware of the importance of good packaging in determining the consumer’s value perception of a product. In the past, packaging served one purpose – to contain and protect the merchandise. Now, it’s a communication vehicle. The focus is just as much on the package as it is on the product inside it.

Read the entire article 'Packaging design: what does the future hold?' by Laura Drewe →

17.06.14. filed under Reviews & Editorials. 1 Comment →

Carmel Debreuil Show

Carmel Debreuil, the artist recognized for her quirky paintings of children on ply, is making her Sydney show debut in a group show at the popular NG Gallery in Chippendale..

“It’s so exciting to be part of the New Art Show at the NG Gallery. It’s a fantastic opportunity. Sydney has such a great art scene and the NG Gallery is one of the leaders of the fresh art scene. I’m really looking forward to the opening and seeing the response to my work,” says the hard working artist.

In the last two years alone Carmel has participated in an incredible seventeen group shows, seven solo shows, a variety of art fairs and juried competitions including the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize and the Wilson Prize in which she was a finalist. She has created well over 250 pieces and is in constant demand. Debreuil’s work has been profiled in magazines and online blogs including The Bubble out of the UK, The Design Tribe by Katrina and Aimee from the Block, Mamamia and Brisbane’s very own Scenstr.

Working mainly in acrylic and Posca texters, Debreuil likes the quick drying time of acrylic. Poscas give a continuous flow of paint that is almost impossible to achieve with a brush. Often working with plywood, the surface already has a natural beauty and becomes part of the artwork itself.

Debreuil works in acrylic and Posca on plywood as she feels the natural beauty of the wood is an integral part of the artwork. With a cast of children whose stance and attitude is full of the bravado, nonchalance and swagger of youth Debreuil’s work has a sense of nostalgia and humour.

‘I see kids as these amazing creatures that are perfectly imperfect. I love that they want to hang out with a giant squirrel while wearing a Viking helmet and cowboy boots.’

Debreuil has shown her work in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan and creates original pieces for gallery shows and private sales and commissioned pieces.

Carmel’s work will be showing at the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery from July 8 – 25. and at the NG Gallery in Chippendale from June 17 to July 5.

Brisbane Modern Art Gallery
Opening Night July 11
7 – 9 pm
July 8 – 25
483 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD
(07) 3358 1230

NG Art Gallery
Opening Night June 18
6 -8pm
June 17 – July 5, 2014
3 Little Queen St.
Chippendale NSW
(02) 9318 2992

Please visit  to view more works by the artist.

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Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | 30 May – 19 October 2014 | Admission fees apply

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s; a period of dynamic social change as Australians embraced modern ideals to encapsulate a new, cosmopolitan mode of living characterised by innovative and flexible furniture design.

From Grant Featherston’s plywood Contour range and Clement Meadmore’s welded steel corded chairs, so distinctive of the 1950s, to Gordon Andrews’ elegant 1960s designs for home and office, mid-century furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of previous decades and, in doing so, revolutionised the contemporary Australian interior.

Mid-Century Modern showcases more than one hundred iconic pieces by these significant figures along with other key designers such as Douglas Snelling, Fred Lowen and Schulim Krimper, and present recreated interior vignettes including a full-scale living room based on the 1955 Age Dream Home.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public programs – visit for further details.


27.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. 1 Comment →


RAW is back again and this time its REVOLUTION which is being held on Friday, 30th May at Manning Bar in Camperdown.
The night will feature 40+ artists across fashion, hair, makeup, music, visual art, performing art and more!

You can check out the video from their showcase in March below.


21.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →


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