Cream rises…

Invitation for you and your guests

CREAM  Outstanding Design Graduates 2010, University of Canberra

Opening event 3.30 – 5.30pm Friday 3 December 2010

Exhibition continues until Saturday 29 January 2011

CREAM brings together the outstanding design graduates from a diverse range of design disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design.

The work explores a range of complex design briefs provided by the talented staff in the Faculty of Arts and Design and the inventive, creative responses of the graduating students.

As a springboard to professional careers, CREAM brings to the public the future today and highlights the excellent reputation that the University of Canberra has for design.

Exhibition Coordinator: Geoff Hinchcliffe

Concept Designer: Erin Collett

Supported by the UC Alumni Network


Contact for Information and images

Jas Hugonnet Manager Gallery of Australian Design  

 (02) 6273 1313   0417 235 916

44 Parkes Place PARKES ACT 2600  

Southern Foreshore, Lake Burley Griffin
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm

Image:  Marco Chan,  ORIGIN is a single-setter concept vehicle powered by a combined solar and pedal charging system. It is designed for people who care about their health and the environment.

GAD Event sponsor Lion Nathan and James Boag

GAD biz…

Images  Wall House JAPAN Peter Stutchbury with Keiji Ashizawa Photos Michael Nicholson

Now Showing

2010 National Architecture Awards

Until 4pm Friday 26 November

A public exhibition of Australia’s latest award-winning architecture – designed by the nation’s top architects and photographed by our most talented architectural photographers.

The 2010 National Architecture Awards Exhibition features the 33 projects announced last night as winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards. (The winners were announced at a special ceremony last night at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.) To coincide, full-colour glossy images of all projects will be on public display at the Gallery of Australian Design on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin from today.

Winning projects by leading architects including Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Donovan Hill, WOHA, Durbach Block Architects, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Wood/Marsh, Kerry Hill Architects, and HASSELL are featured in the exhibition. Leading photographers featured include John Gollings, Brett Boardman, Anthony Browell, Jon Linkins, Earl Carter, Ray Joyce, Peter Bennetts, and Diana Snape.

Visitors can view the home described by this year’s awards jury as ‘impossible to leave’ and crowned ‘best residential’ project in Australia, or the award-winning house working as both home and art museum. The great depth and breadth of public architecture projects with exemplary ‘community spirit’ and beauty will also be a highlight. 

The diverse range of international projects receiving awards this year will also feature. Visitors can admire the innovation and creativity of this year’s Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture – the Met apartment building in central Bangkok, or delight at the sublime serenity of the Wall House on the Japanese coast, or the Alila Villas on the northern Indonesian coast.


Jas Hugonnet Manager Gallery of Australian Design  

(02) 6273 1313   0417 235 916

Book biz at GAD…

Just in from Jas…


Glasses design concept based on a symmetrical, geometrical configuration with interesting form and bridge details. Designer: Chu Ming Chen Stephanie

Book launch

Product Design: A course in first principles by Elivio Bonollo

11.30 am Wednesday 21 July 2010

Join the Vice Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Stephen Parker as he launches this book by one of Australia’s leading industrial design educators, Elivio Bonollo

Bonollo has been instrumental in establishing industrial design in Australia and overseas through his teaching posts at the University of Canberra, Monash University, RMIT, National University of Singapore and Ubon Rajathanee University, Thailand.

Product Design: A course in first principles highlights the connection between design and quality of life and the important role it will play in the future of mankind.

The book is a new approach to teaching and learning product design from an industrial design perspective. It is essentially a step-by-step design learning program that has been developed for students of varying educational levels.

The beauty of Bonollo’s approach is that it brings structured learning to aspiring designers whilst being mindful of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Each part of this book encourages self-expression, self-confidence and exploration: it is has been carefully designed to take you on a highly motivating journey of design thinking and creativity, supported by excellent sample solutions to design problems, lucid discussions and extensive references.

To RSVP please contact:

Jas Hugonnet   Manager Gallery of Australian Design   (02) 6273 1313   0417 235 916

44 Parkes Place PARKES ACT 2600   Southern Foreshore, Lake Burley Griffin
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm

The book will be on sale at the launch and be available after the launch at the Co Op book shop, University of Canberra plus the Gallery of Australian Design.

Bonollo, Elivio, 2010, Product Design: A course in first principles.
ISBN 978-0-9806114-0-3, LBPUBLICATIONS (

On at GAD…


     Connections – Brazil and Australia

 5 May until 19 June Gallery of Australian Design opening event 5pm Wednesday 5 May 2010. To be officially opened  by His Excellency Michael Bryce  

From 5 May to 19 June, the Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) will highlight connections between Brazil and Australia. From ancient Gondwana to the future, the exhibition covers environmental sustainability, conservation research, science and technology, urban design and sustainable development.

Brazil and Australia have strong connections in geology, flora, fauna and design. The exhibition also looks at the context of current scientific research and industry-based joint ventures while promoting the discussion of environmental issues with a historical viewpoint.

Supported by the Australian Government through the Council on Australia Latin America Relations, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Curated by Services for Art

Opening Hours  Wednesday to Saturday, 10am -4pm For more information, please contact Jas Hugonnet, Manager, Gallery of Australian Design, 44 Parkes Pl PARKES

image: John Hunter (1737-­1821) Emu of New South Wales 1788-90 watercolour 22.3 x18.3 cm Collection: National Library of Australia

To the ‘Berra and back, don’t spare the horses…

Last week the Gang did a lightning raid on the Canberra culture scene – GAD and ANU School of Art grad program ** to be more precise – there to briefly mingle with old confrères…but most specifically to catch Nicki Dickson’s grand (PhD) finale.

First port of call was the Gallery of Australian Design, where Jas Hugonnet is clearly in his element; architecture, design, the minimalist aesthetic…and a veritable spit from the edge of Lake Burley Griffin – could there possibly be a more perfectly suited workplace for him! Fits like a glove, we tells ya. Happy happy joy joy. Anyway, it was a very swish ambassadorial affair (the show was being opened by the Mexican ambo, and the dippos were out in droves) – so Jas’s clientel is clearly all class, too.

Very hip show – Glenn Murcutt’s our fave Aussie architect and Barragán, who, we discovered, had a serious thing for pink…

…gotta love that.

Then we skipped across the lake to Nicki’s opening…and serious apologies to the artist – we didn’t manage a decent snap of her, so you’ll have to just make do with the work…

…which is just fabulous…

Exhibition ends Friday 26th March, so you’d better get your skates on if you want to see it in the flesh.

Snaps of all the beautiful peeps here.

** please note, you need Adobe Reader to open this pdf document.

An opening at GAD…

Barragán in Context 17 March until 26 April gallery of australian design opening night 6pm wednesday 17 march 2010. To be officially opened  by H.E. Beatriz Lopez Gargallo, Ambassador of Mexico, followed by a floor talk with the curator, Dr. Daniel Garza Usabiaga (acceptances only)

image Barragán, courtesy of the Embassy of Mexico

Presented in conjunction with the Embassy of Mexico and the Barragán Foundation / Prolitteris, Switzerland




Glenn Murcutt, Architecture for Place 17 March until 26 April Gallery of Australian Design opening night 6pm Wednesday 17 March 2010. To be officially opened  by Lindsay Johnston, Convener, Architecture Foundation Australia (acceptances only)

The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Visions of Australia program.

image: Walsh House Exterior, Kangaroo Valley, NSW, 2001-05. (Photo Anthony Browell)

Jas crosses the Lake…

Big congrats are in order for Jas Hugonnet who’s just been appointed Manager of the Gallery of Australian Design at Commonwealth Place, aka the former Oz Portrait Gallery down by the lake. [Super work venue!! n(Ed)]

Meanwhile Jas has coincidentally launched his latest artist on-line at Jas Hugonnet Gallery


Richard Blackwell, turn a corner, 2009, digital print, synthetic polymer paint, Californian maple on board. 50 x 90 cm.

Busy times ahead, darl.