Street Furniture Australia is proud to announce a new partnership with the Landscape Foundation of Australia, as their first Founding Partner. The Foundation is a newly formed not-for-profit dedicated to championing the protection, restoration, enhancement and sustainable management of natural environments in Australian cities and towns. With nearly 90% of Australians now living in cities and townships, the Foundation is committed to halting the decline of natural environments and restoring a sustainable relationship between people and nature, to ensure their mutual health and survival. The visionaries behind the Foundation – founding directors Linda Corkery, Noel Corkery, Catherin Bull AM and Chris Champion – share the belief that environmental degradation can be reversed through high quality planning, design and management practices. Through grant-making and facilitation, the Foundation will fund research to …
An immersive First Nations experience at this year’s AILA Festival
The 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY will bring together Elders, Traditional Custodians and First Nations designers, artists and practitioners in conversation with landscape architects.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) event will run from 13-16 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Magandjin (Brisbane).
This year’s festival is curated by Blaklash Creative, LatStudios and Claudia Taborda as Creative Directors – they write: “It is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of climate change.”
The program therefore seeks to build “on the important work and ongoing conversations that have been happening within and adjacent to the discipline, about connecting to, caring for and designing with Country.”
Street Furniture Australia is delighted to support AILA, and the festival, in our seventh consecutive year as a National partner.
The 2022 program includes:
Official Welcome to Country
Thursday October 13
Riverside Green, South Bank
RSVP essential as part of registration. Includes light refreshments.
Friday October 14 to Saturday October 15
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets available on the COUNTRY website. (Now sold out.)
This year’s conference will focus on the meaning of Country and designing with Country, with two days of conversations along six themes.
The curatorial project is led by Troy Casey from Blaklash Creative with support from LatStudios and Claudia Taborda from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). A group of First Nations QUT alumni and students have been providing integral support to the curatorial direction.
The Creative Directors have been yarning with Elders, First Nations designers and the AILA Connection to Country Committee to align COUNTRY with parallel conversations.
Painting by Casey Coolwell-Fisher and Murri School Donation
Friday October 14 to Saturday October 15
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Breakout spaces for COUNTRY will be furnished by Street Furniture Australia with the sleek and minimalist Linea range, in Earthy Pastel colours. Artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland), will hand paint a Linea Bench at the conference.
Following the festival, the Linea products – valued at $40,000 – will be donated to The Murri School, a local Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane.
National Landscape Architecture Awards
Friday October 14
State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
In-person cocktail function and digital tickets available on the AILA website.
An evening of celebration as we recognise and celebrate the very best of Australian and international landscape architecture.
The Street Furniture Australia After Party
Saturday October 15
The Plough Inn, South Brisbane
Sign up to attend during conference registration, or update your event profile any time.
Relax and celebrate this year’s festival with drinks, good food and fun giveaways. Hosted by Street Furniture Australia.
Street Furniture Australia has donated $45k of Linea show-products to Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre, a project nominated by Swanbury Penglase, as part of the Good Cause Giveaway for the 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture: UN/EARTH. Now in its third year, the 2023 Good Cause Giveaway received six fantastic entries from landscape architects and Councils for local Adelaide projects, with the winner selected by the UN/EARTH Festival Creative Directorate. The jury said: “The Festival creative directors found awarding this year’s Street Furniture Australia’s (extremely generous) Good Cause Giveaway a difficult task as all of the entries were very worthy.” Winners Swanbury Penglase with 2023 AILA Festival Creative Directorate. Photo: Frankie The Creative. “We were particularly conscious of the incredible work that the team of volunteers at Baptist Care SA’s WestCare …
Cumberland City Council, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Street Furniture Australia in November co-hosted a factory tour and knowledge exchange for Councils about creating great public spaces and local manufacturing. Guest speakers presented enriching case studies and conversations about Country, climate, culture and community at the Street Furniture Australia factory, which is located within the Cumberland LGA in Western Sydney. 55 people attended the event. Head of Marketing and Innovation with Street Furniture Australia, June Lee Boxsell, said, “Activating Western Sydney was a fantastic opportunity to share ideas on bringing joy to our local communities while also celebrating the completion of Merrylands Civic Square — a remarkable human-centred development at the heart of Cumberland City Council. “With Street Furniture Australia positioned right at the doorstep of Western Sydney-based …
The Street Furniture Australia team was delighted to congratulate AILA Landscape Architecture Award winners in-person at ceremonies in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, in June and July. “It was wonderful to celebrate with landscape architects after years of lockdown – there was a warm and excited energy at each awards night,” says Tiffany Hoy, Content and Presentations Manager. “We would also like to congratulate the award winners in the ACT and in Victoria, and hope we are able to visit you soon.” As part of Street Furniture Australia’s eighth consecutive year as a National AILA Sponsor – since 2014 – the company was proud to present award categories in each state. Our team is next looking forward to supporting and attending the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Country, in Magandjin …
Win seating from Street Furniture Australia for your charity project. Are you working on a project for a community in need? For this year’s AILA Festival, Street Furniture Australia would like to donate the conference break-out furniture – valued at more than $9000 – to a good cause. We are seeking a local Perth project that would appreciate a gift of freestanding or surface-fixed seating. Five of our premium Linea Seats, three 1-seaters and two 2-seaters, powder coated in the popular bright shades of Brilliant Yellow, Lycra Strip Green and Viper Green, are available. Please note the prize does not include delivery of the furniture, which will be from Kings Park, WA. The winner will be selected by a panel with representatives from the AILA National Executive, WA Chapter and …
ASLA San Diego, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia proudly present this online event connecting landscape architects from the US and Australia. US participants (Pacific Time): Thursday February 25th, 2021 at 5pm Australian participants (AEDT): Friday February 26th, 2021 at 12pm Registrations essential via Zoom. Topic: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park Public space owners, managers and designers in the US and Australia are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. This webinar presents an Australian case study: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park, for discussion. This Olympic precinct turned business-and-events hub has pivoted towards its growing residential population during Covid. Human-centred design methodologies have been applied to understand how to ‘Homify’ the park’s everyday spaces. The aim is to recreate the comfortable ambience of home, to support the community and local businesses. The presentation …