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A month of TDF News. Keeping you up to date on art & cultural events, exhibitions, and other creative happenings across Australia.

NSW

An Anonymous Exhibition Featuring Top Australian Artists Where All Works Are $100!

The Incognito Art Show features 1,000+ postcard-sized artworks by Ben Quilty, Julian Meagher, Laura Jones and more – for $100 each. Fi...

NATIONAL

One-Of-A-Kind Ceramic Works In The Makers' Mrkt Debut Online Exhibition

Launching this Sunday, Of The Earth celebrates Mother Nature through the works of seven ceramic artists!

NATIONAL

Put A Spring In Your Step With These Sophisticated New Designer Rugs

New additions to the ‘Saffron’ collection by Designer Rugs bring fresh bold patterns, vibrant colours + fun designs to their already vas...
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NATIONAL

'Wear It Yellow' And Support Children's Ground This National Reconciliation Week!

Children’s Ground is an incredible organisation that supports the next generation of Aboriginal children, and their communities – an...

NEW SOUTH WALES

The Annual Mud Seconds Sale Is On In Sydney This Weekend!

Shop almost-perfect porcelain Mud pieces with discounts starting from 40% off.

NATIONAL

A Massive Sale Of A-List Designer Furniture Is Happening Soon!

Nab furniture, lighting and homewares from big time European designers like Ligne Roset, Duvivier + more at DOMO’s mid-year sale.
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VICTORIA

A New Series Of Paintings From An Old Favourite

Steven John Clark (aka denHolm) exhibits his first body of paintings, ‘Flowers For Gary’, exploring the imperfect, and its chall...

NATIONAL

Bring European Flair To Your Bathroom With These Designer Pieces!

Leading Australian bathroom retailer Reece brings not one but two exclusive, designer collections from renowned Swiss designer, LAUFEN, to o...
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VICTORIA

Vibes Are High At The New Hope St Radio Wine Bar!

Community, creativity and crostinis (!) are at the forefront of this design-focused wine bar and restaurant at Collingwood Yards.
Sally Tabart

TAS

A Masterful Group Show Featuring Two Renowned Northern Territory Artist Collectives

The celebrated Hermannsburg Potters display their painted terracotta works beside vivid watercolour paintings by Itja Ntjarra arts centre at...

NATIONAL

Make A Stylish Splash With These Locally Made, Award-Winning Taps

Melbourne-based brand Phoenix Tapware received international recognition for their new Lexi MKII range of designer bathroom fixtures!
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VIC

Shop Eight Fabulous Ceramicists Under One Roof, Just In Time For Mother's Day!

The popular one-weekend-only shopping event, Three Day Clay, is back this weekend.

This Week

Food

Julia's Miso Salmon Bowl With Udon Noodles And Crunchy Greens

The onset of winter and lockdown in Victoria means we're back in comfort food mode – and this warm miso salmon bowl with crunchy greens h...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life of ‘Hamilton’ Star, Chloé Zuel

We go behind the scenes of the Australian production of the most famous musical in the world - with Eliza Hamilton herself!

Homes

A Modern Family’s Treetop Rental Property

The heartwarming North Warrandyte rental of Tilly Barber, her six-year-old son Mars, and friends Albee Barton and Justyn Burrow.

In Print

A Rustic Shed Accommodation On The Victorian Surfcoast Hinterland

Lose yourself in the classic Lynda Gardener aesthetic with her new book 'Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home' published by Hachette A...
Ali Heath

Creative People

Andalusian-Inspired Lampshades, Handwoven In Sydney

Lana Launay makes her textured light covers from natural materials such as coffee-stained raffia, coconut shell rope and bamboo yarn.

Creative People

A Truly Magical Tapestry Collaboration Between Local Artists + Weavers

Works by Eugenia Lim, Atong Atem, Troy Emery and Hayley Millar Baker were recrafted as tapestries by weavers at the Australian Tapestry Work...

Architecture

A Malaysian-Inspired Adaptable House In Brisbane

'Three House' by architect John Ellway sees three pavilions brought together as one breathable, flexible home in Paddington.

Architecture

An Architect’s Reworking Of Sir Roy Grounds’ Former Balmain Home

A heritage 1970s house in Balmain once owned by Sir Roy Grounds has been its re-engineered by its present owner, architect Conrad Johnston o...

Studio Visit

The Amazing Art-Making Of Thea Anamara Perkins

The Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist is renowned for her vivid, personal portraits of prominent First Nations figures. We talked to the accompl...

Interiors

This Revamped Edwardian Home Has A Different Mood For Every Room

Interior Designer Georgina Jeffries delivers a classic yet contemporary makeover of a heritage home – where moments of delight are everywh...

Gardens

A Grandmother's Accessible, Flower-Filled Dream Garden!

Outdoor Establishments have turned a barren acreage in outer Sydney into an elderly client's dream garden featuring Eco Outdoor products.

Architecture

A Dessert-Inspired ‘60s Home Makeover!

From banana Paddle Pop yellow, to chocolatey timber, this 1960s home makeover by Wowowa brings colour and personality to this mid century ho...

Shopping

The Aboriginal-Owned Homewares Brand Bringing First Nations Art To Homes + Classrooms Across Australia!

Bundjalung/Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls of Emro Designs shares her collection of rugs, cushions and soon-to-be-released picnic mats featuring...

Stays

A Quaint + Charming Holiday Cottage That Feels Like Home

Lotte's Hjem is a 150-year-old weatherboard nestled in the heart of Pambula on the Sapphire Coast.

Art

The Secret Mystical Paintings of International Art Sensation, Hilma af Klint

The visionary Swedish artist’s enormous colourful artworks were hidden from the world for decades. Now, they are on show at Art Gallery of...
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