Tokyo Type Directors Club

The Tokyo Type Directors Club is one of the most prestigious organisations in the field of typography and graphic design. Its annual competition is a touchstone amongst the world’s leading art directors, designers and typographic masters and unique amongst its peers. It celebrates the spirit of typography and encourages and rewards experimentation into both form and language.

This year there were 3500 entries from all over the world. Of these, 300 were selected for the annual and then 120, representing the best of the best, were selected for exhibition.

Two MADA (Monash Art Design & Architecture) students – ex. Honours student Clare Wohinick and recent undergraduate Melanie Blewonski  - have been selected for the exhibition and the annual, and a further three students David Morton, Dylan McDonough and Josh McCormack have been selected for the annual.

After appearing at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo, the show is now being exhibited in the DDD Gallery in Osaka and will travel to mainland China later this year.

MADA Professor of Design John Warwicker has been judging the Tokyo Type Directors Club for past 10 years:

“More than any similar organisation the Tokyo Type Directors Club is less driven by ‘temporary commercial and market-led concerns’ and is more focused on the timeless craft and art of Typography. Anyone can enter. This year saw some of the best designers world, from Japan, Europe, China and the USA, submit work so it is a remarkable achievement that students from MADA are represented in both the annual and the show.”

“The selected students from the MADA design school are a reflection of MADA’s robust creative culture which engenders excellence across all design disciplines.  Global recognition such as the Tokyo Type Directors Club accolades are evidence of this,” says MADA Dean, Shane Murray.

19.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

Sweet Nostalgia Group Exhibition

Julia Odgers is proud to announce her first group art show curation. The exhibition will be held at Black Penny’s ‘Blacklisted’ space, with Balmain Brewery providing refreshments for the opening night.

Julia has hand picked an eclectic mix of artists with varied talents and levels of experience, exploring a theme that is very close to her heart: ‘Sweet Nostalgia’. The works have been created by illustrators, fine artists, graphic designers, photographers and street artists. It will be a fun night with some of the artwork being interactive.

Julia loves the way our senses play in triggering magical moments from the past.
  “We all love it, the feelings and emotions evoked from memories,” she says. “The sensory bursts and excitement inspired by sight, scent, sounds, touch and taste.”
She is also interested in meeting artists who’d like to be involved in future group exhibitions.  Please pop down on the opening night for a meet and greet and check out some amazing art.

The opening night of Sweet Nostalgia is Tuesday May 20 from 6pm, and runs until Sunday May 25 at Black Penny, 648 Bourke Street, Redfern.

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16.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

Binns + Valamanesh

15th May, 2014: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has announced it will present two of Australia’s leading visual artists in a cross-cultural feast for the senses. Selected works from Vivienne Binns and Hossein Valamanesh will be showcased in a free exhibition from 19th July to 7th September 2014.

Curator Toni Bailey has sourced a variety of artworks for the Exhibition that highlight the diversity of the two artists’ practices that span over four decades, across a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and installation. Read all about Binns + Valamanesh →

15.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

Arts Activated 2014 Conference Cultural Program

Accessible Arts is seeking expressions of interest from individual artists, arts venues or arts organisations in Sydney and surrounds, who are interested in being part of the Arts Activated 2014 Cultural Program. Arts Activated is Australia’s only national arts and disability conference, which will be held at The Concourse, Chatswood, on October 28 and 29, and is expected to attract 350 delegates.

To be considered for the Arts Activated 2014 Cultural Program, part or all of the event must take place between Saturday 25 October and Sunday 2 November 2014. Read all about the Arts Activated 2014 Conference Cultural Program →

07.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

2014 Milan Review Fair

Two independent speakers will discuss this year’s fair including the latest in kitchen design from Eurocucina. Speakers: Dana Tomic Hughes, Yellowtrace, Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux. Tickets are restricted, so book fast.
ARRIVE: THURSDAY, 8TH MAY 2014 from 6PM for drinks

05.05.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival


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Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, the annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.

HRAFF is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program. HRAFF selects its arts and film to engage and inform people on human rights issues. The festival’s innovative and entertaining program resonates with audiences, encouraging them to talk about their experience.

For a fortnight in Melbourne, and three weeks across the country, HRAFF exhibits a selection of contemporary cinema, music and fine art. In its seventh year, HRAFF continues to provide a shared site whereby artists, human rights organisations and the Australian public are united by their desire to contribute to social change.

HRAFF 2014 will be held in Melbourne from 8 – 22 of May before heading around the country on tour.


  • TheHuman Rights Arts and Film Festival
  • Thursday 8 – Thursday 22 May 2014
  • ACMI Cinemas, Yarra Gallery and No Vacancy Project Space in Federation Square, The Dax Centre and Bella Union.


  • Opening Night: $45 Full, $35 Conc
  • Closing Night: $30 Full $25 Conc
  • Hindsight: DEATH TO THE FASCIST @ Bella Union $12 Full $10 Conc
  • Cinemateque double screening $20 full $18 Conc
  • CineSeeds kids screening $25 full $15 Conc $60 Group (2 adults max)
    All other ACMI Film Sessions: $18 Full $16 Conc $14 Group (6+ people)
05.05.14. filed under Film & Animation. No Comments →

PINHOLE VOLUME 4: Submissions Now Open!

PINHOLE VOLUME 4: Submissions Now Open!

The art of femininity: What does it mean to be a woman or girl in the modern world?

From the early 1950’s idea of being there for your man, looking pretty and being well-groomed, how do you feel the female role has evolved to be part of today’s society? It’s a modern twist on the old idea of how roles have shifted.

To coincide with International Women’s Day, and the All About Women Festival this month, we were inspired to dedicate this edition of Pinhole to all the amazingly talented women, ladies and young girls out there. Ladies, this one is for you!

We want to hear your amazing stories; from bad dating experiences to collegial relationships or how to network into the life/ career you want. Can women really have it all?

Submissions are now open! For the guys out there; don’t feel discouraged as we welcome your submissions on the incredible woman in your lives too.

Creative freedom is yours, so have fun with it.


Max two A5 pages for each submission. Words 500-1000 – max. Images,

illustrations and all visuals to be sent in high res 300dpi for print purposes.

Pinhole Zine is published once or twice a year and we invite submissions from aspiring writers / designers / photographers /illustrators / music aficionados / creative all-rounders who want to contribute to our zine so get in touch with us!

Submissions close April 22nd 2014.


28.03.14. filed under General. No Comments →

Indie Cindy design contest

With the late-April release of Indie Cindy, the first new Pixies studio album in more than 20 years, the band, along with legendary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, is calling upon the Pixies’ artistic community to participate in a fun contest where art and music converge.

Pixies – Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – are looking for committed fans and artists to create a unique Pixies-inspired design measuring 11” X 17” (279mm x 432mm) that utilizes Pixies logos and the “Indie Cindy” album title – everything else can be a product of the artist’s creativity and ingenuity.  All submissions will be personally judged by the three Pixies band members and by Vaughan Oliver, who has designed all Pixies artwork over the band’s career.  The winning designer will receive a cash prize of $500 and an autographed copy of the winning design.  The design itself will be used as a limited-edition, commemorative lithograph print that will be offered as a bonus item with the purchase of the band’s new album at independent music stores.

“We love the idea that people make our music their own,” said Pixies Black Francis, “that they have their own interpretation of the lyrics and the songs’ meanings.  So, we’re really excited to see what the artists in our fan base come up with in terms of visuals, how they ‘SEE’ our music.”

The contest is being hosted by Creative Allies  an online art community and fan engagement platform that provides visual artists with opportunities to design for musicians, festivals and brands.

The contest closes Thursday, April 10 at 11:59PM PT.  For more information, or to submit your design, log onto this location.

27.03.14. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →


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