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Creative People

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Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Creative People

Helen Redmond’s First Solo Exhibition Explores Light + Modernist Architecture

The artist explores Brutalist and Modernist architecture through her mysterious paintings in a new Melbourne solo show this month.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Stained-Glass Artist Poppy Templeton On The Finding The Beauty In A Lost Craft

The Melbourne-based creative shares the intricate process behind her beautiful retro glass art!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Indivi Sutton’s Ethereal Paintings Capture Emotion Through Colour

An inside look at Sydney-based artist Indivi Sutton's enchanting works and her creative journey (so far!) ahead of her latest solo show.
Christina Karras
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TDF Kids Art Awards

IT'S BACK... Entries Are Open For The 2022 TDF Kids Art Awards, With Honan!

The Design Files Kids Art Awards is back! All entry fees go to Children's Ground - and there's a prize of $1,000 each for five lucky winners...

Art

See Intricate Woven Works By Female First Nations Artists At ‘Thread Count’

See more than 100 bags and baskets made by female First Nations master weavers on display at 'Thread Count', showing now at Collingwood Yard...

Art

12 Unmissable Exhibitions To Put In Your Diary For 2022

From Yayoi Kusama to Gabrielle Chanel, here are our pick of this year's not-to-be missed exhibitions across Australia.
Bea Taylor

Creative People

The Earthy, Abstract Art Of Asha Holmes

Inside the textured, tonal and intuitive practice of a Northern Beaches-based painter whose star is well and truly on the rise!

Creative People

The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!

Art

Celebrating The Winners Of The 2021 Telstra NATSIAA!

We share highlights and winners from the country's most prestigious award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Art

The Inspiring Story Of Kirsten Roberts’ Powerful Survival Paintings

After suffering a neurological condition in 2019, Kristen Roberts found strength in painting.

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...

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...

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: 'Here, In My Mind', By Amalia Keefer

We're so excited to be hosting the debut solo show from this promising young artist – and pre-sales are now open!
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TDF Kids Art Awards

INTRODUCING... The TDF Kids Art Awards, With Honan!

We're so excited to launch the very first TDF Kids Art Awards to raise money for Children's Ground – and there's a prize of $2,000 each f...

Art

See The First Museum Survey Of Artist Stanislava Pinchuk’s Work At Heide

The first career survey of artist Stanislava Pinchuk (formerly known as Miso) is now open at Heide.

Creative People

Behind The Scenes Of 'Rone In Geelong’ – Opening This Weekend!

See a retrospective of artist Rone's work to date at Geelong Gallery from Saturday February 27 to Sunday May 16, 2021.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net