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News and events within the School of Art, Architecture and Design 

The School of Art, Architecture and Design holds a range of events open to the community and industry, as well as staff and students of the University of South Australia.

See the left menu for regular events held throughout the year. See also Friends of the South Australian School of Art for upcoming events.


Do you have a passion for culture, cities and urban planning?

To celebrate the Centenary of Canberra, the design ideas competition CAPITheticAL asks the world's best designers and artists to imagine how a national capital 'might' look if it were created today. This exciting competition is designed to provoke new thinking about the design, history and future of capital cities, both in Australia and internationally.  Read more

For further information or to register visit http://www.capithetical.com.au

ADIA 2011 Award imageAustralasian Student Design Awards (ASDA) 2011

ASDA is arguably Australasia's leading student design awards program.  It aims to elevate the region's high-achieving undergraduate design students, apprentices and graduates by publicly recognising their outstanding design work.  This year, two students from UniSA won 1st prizes in:

Digital Media Design Award:  Todd Hislop

Todd's project was to conceptually model the Adelaide Railway Station Marble Hall and design a parasitic intervention within or on the Hall.  Read more

Furniture Design Award:   Lopamudra Parekh

Lopa's project was developed in consultation with the migrant Resource Centre and migrant groups in Adelaide.  Read more

More information on Design Institute of Australia's website

Reality Checkpoint

Reality Checkpoint invited students from UniSA's School of Art, Architecture and Design to develop an 'intervention' for the Adelaide CBD which would not only raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness but also demonstrate how design can make a meaningful contribution to the social, economic and environmental life of the city.


Graduate Exhibition imageGraduate Exhibitions 2011

The 2010 UniSA Art Architecture + Design Graduate Exhibitions showcase the work of over 300 graduates from all of the programs in UniSA's Art Architecture + Design School.

The shows exhibit the broadest range of creative disciplines offered by one school in Australia featuring visual arts, architecture, industrial design, interior architecture, visual communication design and illustration.

The program of exhibitions runs from 26 November to 14 December in venues around UniSA's City West campus.

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Khai Liew in conversation

In an illustrated oration, Liew will discuss his design philosophy and how it informs his work, including pieces from his current show, Collec+ors.

Friday 20 August, 12 -1pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building
UniSA City West Campus, North Terrace Adelaide


Suburban Dreams: house and home in Adelaide 1945-1965

The Emblen house at Magill designed by local architect Harold T. Griggs during the Second World War, courtesy Architecture Museum, University of South AustraliaThe 'Great Australian Dream', is the focus of a new exhibition developed as a partnership by History SA and the Architecture Museum, UniSA.

Co-curated by Julie Collins and Mandy Paul, Suburban Dreams: house and home in Adelaide 1945-1965 explores how the shape of Adelaide was transformed by the hopes and dreams of ordinary South Australians in the postwar period.

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School's outSchool's Out - UniLife

Every Friday afternoon in SP5 @ City West Student Lounge

Time: /strong>From 4pm to 8pm
Venue: City West Student lounge - enter from Fenn Place, North Tce end
Food: BBQ (gold coin) plus
Drinks: $3 beers & wine and $1 soft drink
Entry: FREE! All UniSA students welcome to each school event

Followed by FREE MOVIE FRIDAY - Snacks and drinks sold for $1 with profits going towards Shelter Box Australia

Stephen Bowers for ArtistspeakArtistspeak

Artistspeak is a weekly series of talks by emerging and established artists, designers and craftspeople. Students and staff at the University of South Australia and members of the public are welcome to attend.

During the first half of this year Artistspeak will present a series of 8 talks by artists, designers and craftspeople from the local, national and international arts community.

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Stephen Bowers for ArtistspeakArchitecture Master Lecture Series

The Architecture Master Lecture Series is a series of talks by emerging and established architects sponsored by the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Students and staff at the University of South Australia and members of the public are welcome to attend. The program includes local, national and international speakers.

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Aaron Havey, 'DIY Poster Pack'The Design Institute of Australia's Australasian Student Design Awards 2010

Earlier this year, twenty-five Australian and New Zealand tertiary institutes nominated their top three students who reflect design excellence and adopt innovative Sustainable Design principles in each of the nine discipline categories. Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Visual Communication) student Aaron Harvey, has taken out first prize in the Visual Design category. Aaron's winning design is the 'DIY Poster Pack' that uses notions of interactivity and re-use to promote the importance of recycling to creative industries. The pack is mailed to studios, where templates are provided to create one of a series of posters, created from office waste, centering on the theme 'design impacts'.

See the work featured on the Icograda website.

Expanding Horizons imageExpanding Horizons: History, the City and the Web

A multidisciplinary symposium with keynote speakers: Professor Helen Meller, School of History, University of Nottingham, UK and Professor Erik Olssen, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

17 - 18 May 2010
University of South Australia

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An audience with Syd MeadAn Audience with Syd Mead

Date: 26th March
: 6:30pm
Location: Allan Scott Auditorium, City West Campus, UniSA

Sponsored by:
    Rising Sun Pictures
    Exhibition Services
    The Design Institute of Australia

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What makes winners tickInterior Architecture Professional Practice Week

Interior Architecture Professional Practice Week is an annual event that enables students at every year level to apply their practical, theoretical and philosophical knowledge to professional design practice. It also gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the interior design profession, providing valuable insight that can assist them in their career planning.

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