The Pool | NGV

The Pool is co-curated by Isabelle Toland, Amelia Holliday and Michelle Tabet and was originally commissioned for the Venice Architecture Biennale by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Pool is co-curated by Isabelle Toland, Amelia Holliday and Michelle Tabet and was originally commissioned for the Venice Architecture Biennale by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Pool is an architecture exhibition that represents the connection between landscape, culture and architecture as observed through the frame of a singular architectural and landscape typology – the swimming pool.

As the 2016 Australian exhibition at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale, The Pool offers a lens through which to explore Australian cultural identity through an exploration of the pools of Australia – natural or manmade, inland or coastal, temporary or permanent. 

You can experience this incredible installation at NGV Melbourne


The Pool is a fresh and joyful exhibition that extends the practice and thinking of architecture, offering a celebratory and accessible conversation about the ways in which pools as places affect us both socially and culturally. Pools are levellers of age, background, education and commitment.

The exhibition, consisting of a functioning pool, invites visitors to ‘take a dip’ inside the gallery. Complemented by multimedia and audio content the exhibition provides insights into the pool as a setting for cultural exchange, including stories of segregation, competition, sustainability and survival.



18 AUG 17 – 18 FEB 18 | OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY


Makers Collective POP UP SHOP in Richmond...


Makers Collective is a new pop-up store brought to you by furniture brands Felix Furniture and Beeline Design. The concept is a curated space showcasing both of their collections alongside a distinctive range of other Melbourne-made homewares.

Felix Furniture and Beeline Design first met while exhibiting alongside one another at a trade show and knew that their furniture worked well together when people kept mistaking their individual stands for a joint one. “We found our styles were quite similar and that our pieces complimented one another really well.” Says Antonia Morrongiello from Felix Furniture. With the same appreciation for high quality, locally made furniture, the duos joined forces to create Makers Collective in Richmond.

The decision to open up on the once bustling precinct of Bridge Road was an easy one, whilst the strip has seen a number of closures in recent years; “We feel it is going through a regeneration, redefining its identity and we are excited to be a part of it.” Says Antonia.

“Our vision for Makers Collective was to create a welcoming space that showcases some of the best local talent that Melbourne has to offer. We wanted a space where we could not only display our respective ranges but also compliment them with great pieces from local brands we loved” says Lucy Grant from Beeline Design.

And compliment they do, with their use of blonde timbers, natural leather and pastel tones. The space takes on a gallery feel, with the walls exhibiting original prints from Love Your Space and artworks by Jessie Rigby, who created a collection especially to compliment the furniture ranges.

Makers Collective also has a mix of up-and-coming brands including Rachel Bainbridge resin wares, Hide & Co leather goods, Capra resin pots, Soktas lighting, alongside established names such as, 3Square cushions, Uimi knitwear, and Luum pots.

“There are so many incredible local small business’ in Melbourne, we really wanted to be able to give them a platform where they are not competing with imported goods and really shine a spotlight on the amount of talent we have at our fingertips.”  Says Antonia.

The Makers Collective Pop Up will be open at 134 Bridge Road Richmond until July. 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm  Sunday 11am - 4pm. 


It's time to personalise your own Wrapping Paper - The Galeries presents GIFTED...


In the market for some super cute personalised wrapping paper for your loved ones this Christmas? Read on...

This year Sydney’s innovative retail hub, The Galeries, makes Christmas inspired. Gifted will debut from 28th November- 2nd January, inviting shoppers to engage their creative talents and make Christmas personal.

Supporting and encouraging artists from the local community is an ongoing commitment for The Galeries as it continues to blur the boundaries of the conventional retail experience, combining contemporary art with cutting edge technology.

In partnership with Lenovo ,The Galeries will enlist the skills of four emerging street artists , Bianca Beers, Cherie Buttons, Furry Little Peach and Ox King (who have worked with the likes of Netflix, Stussy and Nike) to Pimp Your Paper at the pop-up wrapping station on Ground Floor.

Each week one of the artists will be on hand with Lenovo’s latest YOGA book (tablet/laptop combo) to help create customised wrapping paper for everyone who spends over $100 - designed and printed just for you. Simply visit the ‘The Garden of Inspiration’ where stationery, scrapbooks and crafting materials wait in abundance ready to inspire and help you get creative.

The Galeries continues to immerse its community in art and experiential activation's and this year is no different. Let the creative juices flow, be inspired and design your own Christmas. 

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Art Series #2 by Kip & Co...


If you thought Kip & Co couldn't get any more creative or cool then think again... 

They have just released their second annual Art Series Beanbag collection which promotes the talented designs of five budding artists. The concept gives artists from all over the globe the chance to have their design featured on a limited edition Kip & Co beanbag, in addition to winning a fab Kip & Co prize pack!

With an ever expanding amount of truly talented entries it was harder than ever for the Kip & Co team to chose their winners..  Meet Elise, Stephanie, Louella, Vanessa and Shanae - Well Done ladies!

Kip & Co here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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