QUT Design Festival

13 Nov 2018

The QUT Design Festival launched the end-of-year showcase with an Open Night event – culminating in exhibitions and installations across all design study areas and visual arts.


Browse and procure one-off garments designed by 12 talented young designers in a curated pop-up store.

Frock Paper Scissors

Help launch the 13th issue of Frock Paper Scissors – an annual publication providing insight into all things style, culture and art through the eyes of QUT’s new generation of creatives.

Learn more about the magazine here.

QUT Graduate Fashion Show

Experience the full creative vision of QUT’s emerging fashion designers during an exciting evening show.

More info here

This exhibition showcases the work of the 2018 Industrial Design honours students. Gaze upon projects completed after months of hard work and dedication by QUT’s graduating class of designers.

Learn more about the showcase here.

Works from Interactive and Visual Design graduates spanning many areas of design will create a diverse and immersive display of talent. Wander, the title of 2018’s theme, represents the journey of learning and self-discovery during each graduates time at QUT.

Learn more about Wander here.

Two exhibitions present the design work of graduate and Master of Architecture (Year 5) students.

2018 Architecture graduate projects presented are the epitome of a 4-year Architecture Journey that has been encapsulated into one final project – The Hall of Democracy – a brief, attempting to solve the lack of a democratic figure in Queensland through the use of a context responsive Architectural intervention.

The postgraduate student work explores individually selected projects across several thematic contexts. These research-informed design projects explore questions of procurement, sustainability, society, city-­making and ethics. Thematic contexts this year developed proposals for six local (Brisbane, Hamilton, Nambour, Red Hill, Toowoomba and Woodridge) and three international sites (Florianopolis in Brazil and Chongqing and Jinan in China).

Interior Design focuses on the human experience of our built environment. It embodies how humans engage with space and how they interact with other bodies and objects in space.

Students from the graduating cohort of Interior Design have spent the past year exploring ways in which design can enhance the experience of living. The resulting projects are a unique interpretation of the Interior Design process relative to each individual’s area of professional interest.

Exhibited work showcases final-year Landscape Architecture students’ interests in wide-ranging environmental and social concerns relevant to the Anthropocene.

The QUT Landscape Design Studio provides students the opportunity to set their own brief and deliverables and apply advanced landscape architectural knowledge to themes and problems that align with their career aspirations. The outcomes are significant, demonstrating the vision, technical wherewithal and necessary conviction to address the diversity and magnitude of contemporary landscape issues.

Student teams of the 2018 Furniture Studies unit worked in partnership with Lendlease and Artisan to design and fabricate furniture prototypes for the landmark commercial building – 25 King St, Fortitude Valley and Artisan workshop spaces.

Furniture pieces incorporated CLT timber panels donated by Lendlease and were fabricated in the renowned J Block Design Fabrication Studio Lab, support by talented lab and tutoring staff.

Teaching Staff: Marissa Lindquist, Titta Waddington, Billerwell Daye
J Block Staff: Simon Belton, Ian Ashworth, Phil Mergard, Paul Ridings, Simon Hewitt.

Crest is the graduate exhibition of the Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) degree, showcasing emerging artists who have spent the past three years developing their art in QUT’s unique open studio environment.

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Excerpts 2018 is QUT Visual Art’s showcase of postgraduate contemporary art practice. The diverse array of images and experiences in this exhibition display the emerging edge of academic research and contemporary art.

More info here

View an album from the Open Night here and browse through architecture works here.


Event Details
  • Date(s)
    13 Nov 2018
  • Time
    5:30pm - 9pm
  • Location
    Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane