28 March 2012

Are you an established or emerging artist in Brisbane?

This is your chance to get out of the studio, connect with a live audience of over 5,000 members of the architecture and design industry and auction your work!
Chairbiz are giving Brisbane artists the opportunity to participate in their 'Artists at Work' live painting session at
Brisbane Indesign 2012. Ten artists will be selected to creatively interpret the theme COMMON THREAD in an artwork. One of Australia's most exciting young artists, Nic Plowman, will be judging the artworks on the day and the winner will be awarded $1,500 prize money. The People's Choice winner will receive $500 prize money. A live auction will be held at the end of the day, giving the design community a chance to own a piece of art by an emerging artist. Go here to enter.

27 March 2012

Artisan designer Scott St apartment

Artisan staff have busy organising the interior decoration of a multi-million dollar Scott St apartment with work from Queensland designers. The apartment will launch in early April with an exclusive cocktail party by Lindsay Bennett Marketing and will available for private viewing.

22 March 2012

Australian International Design Awards Closing Soon

Good Design Australia have given you six reasons to enter the 2012 Design Awards

Brand new opportunity to showcase your products for one week at Sydney - Westfield Bondi Junction, Melbourne - Westfield Doncaster and Brisbane - Westfield Chermside (all centres averaging over 17.6 million visitors annually) in August

Selection of entries to be featured in BRW magazine for an eleventh consecutive year – just one of the many media opportunities already established for 2012

Selection of finalists to go on display at Design Korea, world’s largest design trade show, and a permanent showcase at the Powerhouse Museum (averaging over 480,000 visitors annually)

Annual Yearbook of award winners and finalists now a newsstand publication as part of Indesign’s DQ magazine, and an eBook on indesignlive.com (averaging over 396,000 unique visitors annually)

Awards Presentation Ceremony to be held at Sydney’s iconic City Recital Hall, followed by a black tie celebration at The Ivy (attendance expected to be in excess of 800 VIPs from the design and business sectors)

Permanent entry profile on brand new Design Awards website (averaging over 300,000 unique visitors annually) attracting sales enquiries and job referrals – valued to be in excess of $10,000 in ongoing value

Entries close on the 30th March. For information on how to enter go http://www.gooddesignaustralia.com/awards

16 March 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor shortlisted for Adelaide Fringe Award!

Artisan's touring exhibition Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Fringe Award in the catagorey of BankSA Best Visual Art and Design.

The exhibition is currently on display at JamFactory in Adelaide until the 5th of April 2012.

Winners will be announced this Sunday the 18th of March. You can follow the Adelaide Fringe twitter feed for live announcements of winners here. Alternatively the full list of winners will be available on the Adelaide Fringe website on Monday the 19th of March.

04 March 2012

Bespunk by Derlot

Bespunk by Derlot offers an alternative recycling concept which transforms trash to flash and gives new life to old items. Dr.Spunk, your Bespunk specialist, applies a polyurea elastomer to the surface of almost any existing object to create a finish with attitude. The Bespunk collection is limited edition and only available in black. The exhibition is on display at Gallery artisan until the 31st of March 2012.

Bespunk by Derlot exhibition at Gallery artisan.

Bespunk by Derlot exhibition at Gallery artisan.

Chihuahua, 2012, recycled object and polyurea elastomer.

Victorian Figures, 2012, recycled object and polyurea elastomer.
Dinosaur, 2012, recycled object and polyurea elastomer.
Cherub, 2012, recycled object and polyurea elastomer.

All photography by Andrea Higgins, 2012.