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Creative People

Craft

Studio Visit

Cardigang Is A Cool New Craft Company For Beginner Knitters!

Two besties taught themselves how to knit *actually* cool clothes on YouTube during last year's lockdowns, and now they can teach you!

Studio Visit

A Brisbane Artist Fusing Paper, Crochet + Porcelain In Her Sculptures

Liz Sofield fuses ceramics, paper and crochet in her highly original artistic practice from her home in Scarborough, 30 kilometres north of

Creative People

Keep Your Eyes On These 8 Emerging Makers!

From a magazine editor-turned ceramicist, to a fashion and homewares brand using fabrics direct from Africa, these were some of our favourit...

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The Construction Specialist Turned Conceptual Sculptor!

Brisbane-based sculptor Hailey Atkins' takes her background in industrial roofing and applies it to her abstract art practice.
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Meet The Emerging Artist Using An Unexpected Year, To Make Unexpected Objects

Melbourne-based artist Lucy Tolan shares her new collection of wonderfully wobbly ceramic objects + what it’s like to be a full-time artis...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Shannon Garson's Exquisite Hand Painted Porcelain

A studio visit with celebrated Sunshine Coast ceramicist, Shannon Garson.
Jo Hoban

TDF Design Awards

And Winners Of The TDF Design Awards Are...

After celebrating last night at our fabulous awards ceremony, we are so excited to announce the WINNERS of the TDF Design Awards 2019!

TDF Design Awards

The Emerging Designers In The Running To WIN At The TDF Design Awards

Seven of Australia's most accomplished new designers and emerging design studios, in the running to WIN at TDF Design Awards!

TDF Design Awards

The Power Of Collaboration Celebrated In The TDF Design Awards

Ten of best creative collaborations of 2018, as shortlisted in the TDF Design Awards!

TDF Design Awards

The Best Of Australian Handcrafted Design

From functional to decorative, here are the TDF Design Awards Handcrafted Design finalists!

Art

An Exhibition Of Never-Before-Seen Works By Mirka Mora

The new exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art, 'Mirka Mora: Pas de Deux – Drawings and Dolls', exploring the artist's enchanting univer...

Creative People

'Australis' By Abby Seymour

A new collection of delicate jewellery, handmade in Melbourne, inspired by a yearning to connect to the land.

Studio Visit

The Self-Taught Marquetry Artist Carving A Niche In Brisbane

From the tray that started it all to Tuareg jewellery, Brisbanian designer Dagmar Maini reflects on her path to woodcraft.
Elle Murrell

Studio Visit

The Melbourne-Based Maker Pushing Paper To The Limits

We drop by the studio of graphic designer and papercrafter Magdalena Ksiezak, ahead of our Meet The Maker event next month!
Elle Murrell

Creative People

A Day Spa For The Arts In Byron Bay

Makers Mess is a unique creative escape and workshop venue in Byron Bay, and your host is Melanie Jewell.

Art

The Australian Artist Inspired By Matisse

From folk art to anthropology, Alasdair McLuckie takes us through the inspiration for his current exhibition, on now in Melbourne.
Elle Murrell

Studio Visit

From Disused Decks to Unique Knives

One-of-a-kind knives from Sydney-based maker, Rowland Perry of Skate Shank.
Elle Murrell

Studio Visit

Molly Younger's Latex Luggage

A new range of one-of-a-kind bags, cast from plaster moulds in Collingwood.
Elle Murrell

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 – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.