APDL pop-up library at The Edge

        Design inspiration comes in all forms, so we’ve curated a selection of Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) design books for your reading pleasure when you visit the Digital Media Lab at The Edge. Browse from APDL’s pop-up library during December and January. There will also be information on how you borrow …

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A living hinge?

Have you ever heard of the living hinge technique? I hadn’t either when I first started interning at The Edge. During my time at The Edge, my task was to produce a product that could easily be made into a workshop. So, after plenty of research I found this amazing technique, and the product designer …

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Kitchen Chemistry with Dr Musk

You can tell that chemistry is important because of the way we use it in our everyday lives, without even knowing. Washing the clothes, putting a new battery in the remote and baking a cake in the kitchen all rely on simple chemistry to enhance our lives… …but, what else can you do with the chemistry …

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Guest Post by Fine Art Photographer, Scott Raylor

Scott Raylor

Next month, The Edge will host a new community exhibition by Australian Fine Art Photographer, Scott Raylor. But, before then, he’s penned a post to introduce himself and his work. By Brisbane-based Fine Art Photographer, Scott Raylor ‘Good work is not synonymous with perfect work. Art is human. Humans make errors. Thus, art is errors. To require …

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The Fabrication Lab is now open longer!

Fabrication Lab

Your community access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab is now even better, offering extended opening hours. The Fabrication Lab has seen a great uptake from the community over the past 18 months, and now in response to feedback and the high-use of some equipment, designers, crafters and hobbyist can access the makerspace after traditional business hours. Commencing …

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A very Edgy Christmas!

Historically we’ve not been about theming our workshops to suit the season. But, we’ve changed our mind this year and thought we’d experiment and see what you – our community – thinks… and so far the response on Facebook has been really positive!   Here’s what we’ve got coming up! Old-school Chemistry Kits Work with …

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Recreating the Story Bridge, by Paul Morris

Between March and August this year, Paul Morris used The Edge’s Laser Cutter to cut-out approximately 500 components for a 1:250 scale model of Brisbane’s, Story Bridge. In this post, Paul shares his inspiration for the project, decisions around the choice of material, plenty of archive and process of photos, and all the digital files you need …

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Learning the craft of bookbinding

Bookbinding club

On a Thursday afternoon, in Window Bay overlooking the river at The Edge you will come across a creative group of bookbinders. The aptly titled, Bookbinding Club, experiments with different bookbinding styles and materials, like; leather, cloth, thread, found objects, and traditional materials, including paper and card. Michelle Vandermeer, organiser of the Bookbinding Club, is …

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Alexandra Jack: Vibrant artist & Edge devotee

Alexandra Jack

It doesn’t take long to realise Alexandra Jack is someone who gets to the point, and when she says she loves bright colours, some might think that is somewhat of an understatement. Alexandra currently has her work hanging in the Brisbane offices of KPMG, the international accounting firm. The exhibition “Scope” was launched on September …

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Zine & Indie Comic Symposium is back for its fourth and biggest year!

ZICS Thumb

Image Credit: James Hornsby, Cult Carousal. On display at The Edge for the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium    This coming Friday, 19th of August, the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium (ZICS) will return to The Edge for a three day celebration of independently published zines and comics. The three-day long festival (now in it’s fourth …

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