Displaying : 4 August

7 Australian designers

Screen by Steven Kalmar, Sydney, c1955. Coffee table by Douglas Snelling and made by Functional Products Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1955. Settee, ‘RS161’ designed by Grant Featherston, Melbourne, c1951.

Presented in conjunction with the George Nelson exhibition, this small display profiles some of the people who brought modern design to Australian living.

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

3 x 3 x 3 Design Challenge

Jun Sakaguchi and Jeremy Bishop, Emergency shelter, 2013, © Emergency Shelter Exhibition Pty Ltd.

See how great design can solve big problems in a small 3 x 3 x 3m space

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 August - 1 September, 10am - 5pm

Edible Walls

food wall 2

Get farming in the city with a green food wall: a high rise harvest

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 18 August, 10am - 5pm

Expanding the Web

Hexagon

Help construct, deconstruct and reconstruct the form of the web

Venue

Barometer Gallery

Date

3 - 4 August, 10am - 5pm
7 - 11 August, 10am - 5pm
14 - 18 August, 10am - 5pm

George Nelson Films

George Nelson, American National Exhibition, Moskau/Moscow, 1959. Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archives

Catch short films from the exhibition George Nelson

Venue

Kings Cinema, Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 18 August, 1pm - 4.30pm

Re-Fashion Your Wardrobe

Photo by Sew Make Create

Makeover your wardrobe. Revamp garments into exciting new pieces!

Venue

Sew Make Create

Date

4, 10 and 17 August, 1pm - 5pm

Kids Design Workshop: Spotted Bubble Lantern

lantern_Web

Make a George Nelson inspired lantern using coloured circles.

Venue

The Powerhouse Museum

Date

3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 August
Drop-in between
10:30am – 12noon &
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Buildscapes

Buildscapes puzzle activity

Flex your creative muscle and help build an imaginary city

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Hack For Happiness

Collaboration

How a small hack or fix can solve a problem and improve a life

Date

3 - 18 August, all day

By Design: Film Screenings

By Design (1950), Film Australia Collection © NFSA

Step back into designs of yesteryear with stunning archival film

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 18 August, 1pm - 4.30pm