Displaying : Powerhouse Museum

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

International Keynote Lectures

Serious damage to buildings in central Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake

How can designers strengthen communities facing natural disasters?

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

6 August, 6.30pm - 8pm

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

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

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

3 - 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

Engineering Excellence Awards

©Hamilton Lund

Big engineering ideas that make life safer, smoother and more fun

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

10am - 5pm
Until January 2014

Design Underground

Ensemble womens' coat and mini dress, wool / synthetic textiles, Andre Courreges, Paris, France, for Harrods, London, England, 1965.

Join curators touring the Powerhouse Museum’s storage facilities

Venue

Powerhouse Museum

Date

6 - 8, 13 - 14 August, 2 pm -3 pm

Kids Design Workshop: Spotted Bubble Lantern

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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