Art, Architecture & Design

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When the General Motors Holden factory closes at Elizabeth in October, Australia will lose an icon that has been a sentimental favourite with artists, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?

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To create urban environments that promote good health, we should start by engaging more closely with residents themselves, write Susan Thompson and Gregory Paine.  

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A new website gives access to a virtual Parramatta, making planning proposals more transparent for both the public and private sectors.

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Men’s clothing that lights up according to the wearer's mood, a device that calms autistic toddlers and a virtual exercise coach, all created by UNSW graduates, have dominated the 2017 Young Designer of the Year Awards.

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EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection presents 64 works by European artists. Its best moments, ​Andrew Yip writes, are both intimate and inquisitive.

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UNSW Art & Design graduate Sarah Contos has won Australia’s richest prize for young contemporary artists with The Long Kiss Goodbye, a quilt inspired by a relationship break-up.

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Ken Thaiday Snr, an internationally acclaimed artist from Erub Island in the Torres Strait, has been awarded a 2017 Red Ochre Award for his elaborate masks and headdresses, writes Leah Lui-Chivizhe.

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The National Gallery of Australia's Third National Indigenous Art Triennial presents a passionate well-considered argument for an enduring Aboriginal culture, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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UNSW Industrial Design students have taken the humble barbeque to a whole new level, designing multicultural cooking facilities for Sydney’s local parks.

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