it’s graduate exhibition season where we celebrate the work of Emerging Queensland designers

For those wanting to keep up-to-date with what the next generation of designers are working on, visit the graduate exhibitions being held over the coming days and weeks.

Queensland College of Art (South Bank Campus) Griffith university 

Design Graduate Exhibition

When: Opening Night is November 1st, 6pm – 9pm.   Meet the designers 7pm – 8pm    Cost: Free

Where: QCA, Griffith Uni., 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Towards the end of each year, the Queensland College of Art (QCA) hosts a number of showcase exhibitions featuring the work of graduating students from the disciplines of fine art, photography, design and digital media, contemporary Australian Indigenous art, film, animation and games design.

Many of the works exhibited will be available for sale, kick-starting emerging artists on their way to professional careers in the many diverse and exciting art forms mastered during their time at QCA.


University Of Sunshine Coast

Exhibition X The Future Begins Now

When: Daily, 10am – 4pm, 3 November – 18 November   Cost: Free

Where: USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs Queensland.

Exhibition X: The future begins now presents the work of students nearing the completion of their studies in design at USC. The exhibition encompasses Animation and Visualisation Design, Interaction and UX Design, Serious Games Design and Visual Communication and gives students a platform to present their professional portfolios and projects to industry and the community.  Exhibition X is all about forward thinking, futurism. It stems from the ideas of closing doors, finishing things off and the end of an era, but also the beginning of one: the future.


southbank tafe

CRE8 2018

When: Thursday, 29 November 2018, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: TAFE Queensland Southbank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane

CRE8 Festival is a free annual creative spectacular that showcases and celebrates TAFE Queensland students’ portfolios, exhibitions, sounds and creations. It is a creative collision of our hospitality, visual arts, music, photography, signage, fashion, gaming, engineering, beauty and fitness.  Expect to see a full range of cutting edge music talents, outdoor entertainment, exciting artistic creation and delicious free food. You will also find workshops across the campus where you can get personalised glitter henna, CRE8 your own glow in the dark doughnuts, and so much more!


QUT Graduate exhibitions launch night

QUT Creative Industries invites our industry associates, work integrated learning partners and the wider design community to join us to support and celebrate the work of the next generation of designers, disrupters and leaders.

You are invited to view the achievements of our Graduating students from:

  • Architecture
  • Interactive & Visual Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Visual Arts

Held during CreateX (the Festival of Creative Industries) the evening includes live streamed fashion parades, wine education & tasting, food trucks, a fashion Pop-Up store, a furniture exhibition, awards and interactive exhibitions – all within our exciting Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove.

Date: Tuesday 13th November

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm


QUT Fashion Show XV

When:  Wednesday 13 Nov 2018  6.00pm

Where: QUT Creative Industries Z9 Block (Musk Av@Gona Pd) Kelvin Grove


Celebrate QUT Fashion’s 15th year anniversary with a Graduate Show of 20 talented designers, ready to take on the fashion world.

This year’s edition will transport you to a futuristic warehouse setting in an immersive performance uniting creativity and technology through robotics.  Enjoy an extended display with industry networking opportunities and a post-event reception for the 8:15pm show.


QUT Index.18

When: Tuesday 13th November, 5:30pm

Where:  Building Z9, Room 130, QUT Creative Industries Kelvin Grove Campus

Bookings    This exhibition showcases the work of the 2018 Industrial Design honours students of QUT. You are invited to attend an evening of celebration as we display the projects completed after months of hard work and dedication by our graduating class of designers


QUT Landscape Architecture

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.



QUT Architecture

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).



QUT Furniture Design

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.



QUT Visual Arts 

Crest features Visual Arts students graduating from QUT’s unique open studio program, working across diverse media, including performance, moving image, installation, drawing, sculpture and more.

Visitors can register for either of the two evening events below or wander through the exhibition any time from 10am-6pm.

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.


UQ Architecture

Architecture End of Year Exhibition 

When: Thursday 29 November 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Where:  UQ School of Architecture, Zelman Cowen Building, UQ St Lucia


The Architecture End of Year Exhibition is the most important event in the School’s calendar, bringing together students, practitioners and academic staff.  With selected student work displayed over three levels, food vendors, live music and entertainment, this event is sure to be a great celebration of our students’ talents and dedication.


Shillington Brisbane Graduate Exhibition
When: Friday, 14 December from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: TBC (check the link)

Grab a drink and see the incredibly diverse range of work produced by the students. The majority had never touched the design programs before starting at Shillington, and yet in three months full-time or nine months part-time they have the technical and conceptual skills to create a beautiful body of work.

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