SELECTED TALKS, WORKSHOPS & PRIZES


SOUL SAFARI SYDNEY 2017

A PIVOT TO PURPOSE

Liane Rossler, Artist, Designer, Curator and Creative Advisor | How can we design our lives for maximum impact? Liane discusses her hands-on approach to sustainable design at Superlocalstudio and how her personal balance of art, culture and the environment extends into her everyday.


CRAFT AND DESIGN AS A CAREER 2016

Craft is pleased to present the return of the annual day-long professional development seminar Craft & Design as a Career as part of Craft Cubed Festival 2016. Taking place on Monday 22 August 2016, the seminar will present influential creatives and industry professionals to deliver key insights on topics relevant to emerging practitioners looking to forge their creative careers.

As part of this action packed day-long program, ticket holders can expect advice from curators, encouragement from makers, insights into collaboration, helpful reflections on what it means to run a sustainable craft practice as well as a thoughtful conference bag of goodies.

The diverse line-up of expert speakers and industry panelists will span creative disciplines across makers, designers, artists, writers, and curators all delivering unique insights and specialist knowledge.

Speakers include:

Hannah Presley (curator)
Kitiya Palaskas (craft-based designer)                                          
Liane Rossler (artist, designer, curator & creative advisor)
Amanda Dziedzic (glass artist) 
Claire Rosslyn Wilson (freelance writer)
Peter Waples-Crowe (artist)
Katie Somerville (Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV)
Sue Batten (head weaver, Australian Tapestry Workshop)                Kate Rohde (artist)
Phil Ferguson (crochet artist)


IN CONVERSATION: CREATIVE WOMEN 2016.

On March 5, North Sydney Community Centre hosts a program of talks with six of the country’s most creative thinkers, designers, artists, makers and creators. The talks examine artistry, creative confidence, resilience, collaboration, generational change, connections, and the social media and digital landscape. 

Speakers include:

Victoria Alexander and Carolyn Lockhart
Liane Rossler and Jess Scully
Shona Wilson and Katherine Roberts
Kara Rosenlund and Barbra Sweeney
Julie Paterson and Tanya Buchanan
Karen McCartney and Tanya Buchanan
Harriet Goodall and Victoria Carey


MELINDA HARPER HEIDE GALLERY 2015.

Colour Sensation - Exhibition talk.

Liane Rossler, co-founder and former designer and director of Dinosaur Designs, and artist Melinda Harper joined in a unique dialogue, as they discussed a shared love of abstraction and their individual approaches to working creatively with shapes, colours, textures and materials. 

Untitled 1997. Melinda Harper.

Untitled 1997. Melinda Harper.


AUSTRALIAN DESIGN HONOURS. 2015.

The Australian Design Centre is proud to present the Australian Design Honours – a little black book of leading Australian designers, thinkers and innovators, and a growing resource dedicated to promoting and advocating for Australian design on the world stage. Saluting 50 years of outstanding Australian design, and selected with an aim to capture Australia’s most influential talent, the Australian Design Honours program will showcase designers work both online, and in collective physical exhibitions running at the Australian Design Centre throughout 2015. As exceptional and pioneering creative activists, digital engagers, spatial thinkers, and object makers, the two hundred Australian Design Honours inaugural honourees will become founding members of this unique community, and will nominate inspiring emerging designers of their own as a means to expand and ensure the exciting future of Australian design.


AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE GOLD CLUB 2015

A talk examining how our changing lifestyles inform and influence the spaces we create. The panel addresses the working concerns of today’s interior design community – covering aspects from styling, to product design and sustainability concerns.

Hosted by the Australian Design Centre, Australia’s leading centre for craft and design, and chaired by The Snap Assembly's Anne-Maree Sargeant, this panel discussion features a line-up of Australian design luminaries including: “Australia’s first stylist” Babette Hayes OAM; artist, designer, and educator Jacquie Clayton; Liane Rossler, designer, curator and creative advisor; and Robyn Holt, former CEO of Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue and GQ, and co-founder of the Monocle Magazine empire.

The second Gold Club event, is a conversation series that shines a spotlight on how influential women have contributed to the Australian art, craft, and design landscape. Presented as part of Sydney Design 2015, organised by the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences, and is proudly supported by UNSW Art & Design.


CHANGE AGENTS. 2015

A REAL Foundation + UNSW Art & Design Initiative.

A showcase of work interested in innovation, design thinking and social impact to help change our world, as part of the Design for Social Impact REAL Accelerator program.

Judging panel includes Virginia Bruce, Heidi Dokulil, Kerry Series, Jill Bennett, Liane Rossler and Brad Furber.

 


FLICKERFEST. 2015.

A member of the of the Greenflicks jury for Flickerfest 2015 with Pat Fiske and Ben Peacock.  A selection of the best short films based on environmental themes from around the world.

Congratulations to all finalists and winners DUSTS - Daniel Metge and Sandra da Fonesca, and IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN - Sanjay Patel and Victoria Wharfe McIntyre.

 


KUDOS AWARD. 2014.

The Arc@COFA annual Kudos Award for emerging artists and designers, held in October every year, provides students with a momentous opportunity to win prizes and gain recognition as groundbreaking artists and designers.

Finalists are exhibited at Kudos Gallery and judged by a panel of distinguished industry professionals. 

The judges of the 2014 Kudos Award were Tony Albert, Liane Rossler, and Amanda Rowell.

Congratulations to all exhibitors and winners:

Justin Shoulder
Claudia Nicholson
Yao Zhang
Charles Mouyat
James D McDonald
Katherine Rooke
Louise Zhang
Nathan Babet
Rebecca Gallo
Terrence Combos


ARTISANS IN THE GARDEN. 2014. 

The popular Artisans in the Gardens exhibition will return for its fourteenth year in 2014. Held in the iconic Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, the exhibition showcases the work of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and craftspeople.

The exhibition features the works of artists from around Australia including emerging and established contemporary jewellers, ceramicists, glass makers, textile artists, weavers and sculptors.

Presented by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Artisans brings together some of the country’s most innovative and exciting artisans whose inspiration for their outstanding work is drawn from the beauty and complexity of nature.

All work is for sale and proceeds support the work of the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.

Artisans in the Gardens is an associated event of Art & About Sydney 2014.


IDEA BOMBING. 2014

How Design Can Improve Our Everyday Lives.

"We've teamed up with Object: Australian Design Centre to give you The Gallery Edition – 7 weeks of some of the most creative and innovative design concepts in Sydney right now. Come and witness the pop up installations of past bombed ideas, and help answer these questions: 'how we can make Sydney's art spaces better?', and 'how design can improve our everyday lives?'.

Idea Bombing Sydney: The Gallery Edition will run for 6 weeks from 7 July 2014 to 23 August 2014 and split into two parts."

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ART MONTH SYDNEY. 2014.

DESIGNER COLLECTIONS: Five designers shared the five works that they had to have - or wish they could - and described how the works have inspired their practice. With contributions from Liane Rossler, Henry Wilson, George Livissianis, Jonathan Logan and Tomek Archer.


ART MONTH SYDNEY. 2013.

TOMORROW'S THINKERS: Liane Rossler, designer, Annette Mauer, Head of Learning, Object: Australian Design Centre, Heather Whitely Robertson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Suzanne Boccalatte, designer, and Janet Rentz, educator, discussed the benefits of art in enhancing creativity, imagination and self-esteem in young children, as well as how it contributes to cognition, critical thinking and learning.


ReThink Design Sydney. 2013.

Liane Rossler in conversation with Fenella Kernebone.

Liane discussed her practice as a Sydney-based designer,  and her work with Supercyclers with Fenella Kernebone. Supercyclers describe their project which launched in April 2011 as a banner for their investigations into reuse of waste materials and as a platform to profile other designers/designs that they felt were approaching issues of sustainability in worthwhile ways.


DESIGN YOUR DAY JOB. VIVID 2013.

Panel: Opportunities for design entrepreneurs: Speaking from experience... 

'Love design, and always wanted to see it shift from side-project to centre stage, to find a way to pay the bills doing what you love? &company is throwing open a huge conversation: There must be a better way. How can we learn from other people who are running successful businesses based on their passion to make a difference through culture and community? What does it really take to turn an idea or a skill-set into a business?'

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SHERMAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION: SUPER STRUCTURES. 2013.

In association with Fugitive Structures 2013. Design and make your own dream structure with designer Liane Rossler and architect Sam Marshall.

Liane Rossler is an artist, designer, curator, creative advisor and ambassador for issues relating to design and the environment. Recent work includes Here and Now, Happy Talk and Supercyclers;  projects focused on clever and beautiful sustainable design practice. Liane was also co-founder, former designer and director of Dinosaur Designs for 25 years.

Sam Marshall is the founding principal of Sydney-based practice, Architect Marshall. Sam was awarded the 2000 RAIA Wilkinson Award, RAIA President’s Award for Recycled Buildings and an RAIA Conservation Award for his warehouse conversion in Darlinghurst. His recent extension to the Museum of Contemporary Art was awarded an Australian Institute of Architects Commendation.

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SPACE: DESIGN WORKSHOP. 2012.

Create Your Own Space Design workshop at Space Furniture.

Space Furniture invited budding young designers to join designer Liane Rossler and architect Sam Marshall, for an interactive children’s workshop at their Sydney showroom on Saturday 3rd November. Children explored colour, shape, materials and dimension using recycled materials to make a home for their favourite toy.

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SHERMAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION: ECOLOGY FORUM. 2012.

A panel discussion chaired by Bianca Nogrady, with Dr Dror Ben-Ami and Liane Rossler, and an introduction by Dr Gene Sherman AM. In association with the exhibition 'After Eden' by Janet Laurence.

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DESIGN EMERGENCY - VIVID FESTIVAL SYDNEY. 2012

Design Emergency is a program that demonstrates how design can effect positive change in the world. By equipping children with creative problem solving skills, giving them confidence to take risks and enabling them to seize opportunities Design Emergency draws on children’s extraordinary capabilities for innovation.

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ART MONTH SYDNEY. 2012.

FINDING THE LINE BETWEEN ART & DESIGN: A thought-provoking discussion about the intersection of art and design. Speakers included Trent Jansen, designer, Andrew van der Westhuyzen, director of Collider, and Liane Rossler designer, at Object: Australian Design Centre.


ART MONTH SYDNEY. 2012.

Liane Rossler joined Stuart Buchanan, social and digital media expert from The Nest, and Paul Becker, Director of The 10 Group, to discuss art and marketing in the art industry. 


JOYAVIVA. 2012.

Liane Rossler opened the Joyaviva exhibition at the UTS Gallery Sydney.


CREATIVE SYDNEY: CREATIVE FOR A CAUSE. 2010.

Artistic Director Jess Scully led a panel titled "Creative for a Cause", inviting eco designers, independent and charitable literary publishers, and other community-aware creatives, to share their ethos, and their industry story.

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SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL: EAT GREEN DESIGN. 2009.

Eat Green Design was a sustainable temporary exhibition, restaurant and theatrette, which hosted dinners, guest speakers and the latest ‘green’ products, at the Powerhouse Museum in August as part of Sydney Design 09.

Followed by and inventive menu of bio-dynamic and organic food, Eat Green Design was an exhibition, restaurant/cafe and theatrette. It was an incubator for ideas on sustainable practice in design, and a place for exploring cutting edge ecological principles, environmental engagement and collaboration. It was also a venue for design installations, talk and events, where Liane Rossler was one of the speakers.

The Eat Green Design concept was created by Cilla Maden from Collaborate and the space was designed and purpose-built by award-winning architect Hannah Tribe to demonstrate practice principles in sustainable architecture and interior design. 

Tableware, crockery, cutlery and furniture was specially commissioned from a select group of Australian designers and chef Jared Ingersoll of Danks Street Depot devised the menu. Some of the latest Australian products designed around sustainable principles were also on display.


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DESIGN OF THE TIMES. 2009.

Liane Rossler discussed how artists and designers can be a part of a design solution to the crisis of climate change at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).