Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017 10th Anniversary Program

15 June

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 15 June Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017 10th Anniversary Program announced The annual Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017 Program was launched this morning at the RMIT New Academic Street precinct, celebrating the organisation’s 10th Anniversary. On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July, over 200 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors to […]

Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus

1 February

High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice, open from Friday 17 February at RMIT Design Hub. Based in Melbourne from 1983 to 1993, the FDC was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert […]

Penny Byrne challenges boundaries in new sculptural exhibition, Brutal

19 December

Linden New Art presents Brutal, a new small-scale exhibition by Penny Byrne running from 10 February to 8 March. While small in scale compared to previous work, Byrne presents a new collection of pieces with an uncompromising political punch. Brutal will be the artist’s first solo exhibition since her success at last year’s 56th Venice […]

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the beginning 22 November 2016 – 26 February 2017

28 October

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University welcomes a rising star of Australian contemporary art, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, for his first Melbourne solo exhibition titled, In the beginning. Showing from 22 November 2016 to 26 February 2017, Nithiyendran’s specially commissioned exhibition represents an exciting development for the Sri Lankan-born, Sydney- based artist. Nithiyendran […]

Unique designs for foodies at Melbourne Design Market

7 October

On Sunday 6 November, thousands of Melbourne’s design-savvy individuals will flock to the Federation Square car park to find innovatively designed products and to meet the talented designers at the Melbourne Design Market. Explaining why Melbourne Design Market remains so popular with the design crowd, Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art […]

Focus on Fashion at the Melbourne Design Market

7 October

Sunday 6 November Now into its second decade, Melbourne Design Market has launched thousands of new products, profiled hundreds of designers and provided a shopping haven for design lovers across all sectors. Fashion has always been a strong category at the market, and the upcoming event on Sunday 6 November is no exception, with a […]

Melbourne Design Market, the original showcase for intelligent design, returns Sunday 6 November

19 September

Melbourne Design Market will take over the underground car park at Federation Square on 6 November. Melbourne’s original design market, the curated event presents intelligent design by 50 of the best and brightest designers, handpicked for the one-day showcase. Established in 2004 by Kathy Demos, the biannual event was the first of its kind in […]

The Mystery and Beauty of LAIR | The Abandoned Boudoir

5 August

Step into the hotel room of an unknown woman to find the treasures and traces she has left behind – textiles, bed linen, jewellery and clothes hanging in the wardrobe. Why is she there? Is she on the run, doing business or visiting with a lover? As part of the inaugural FLAIR Art Fair, The […]

Open House program takes over July with RMIT Design Hub’s Occupied, the Speaker Series and more.

14 June

Open House Melbourne reveals its program for the month of July, with a series of events that encourage our city’s residents and visitors to further engage with the built environment and discover Melbourne anew. Explore buildings, infrastructure, landscapes and urban developments that illustrate our rich history, reflect how we live and work, and offer insights […]

Applications now open for the 30th year of Fringe Furniture

30 May

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Fringe Furniture, the longest running event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and one of the longest running design events in Australia. In this momentous year, artists are being encouraged to submit work that embraces the experimental and creative roots of Fringe Furniture, looking at the past to imagine and […]