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!

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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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MDA Student Hub launches at The Edge

MDA Student Hub

The MDA Brisbane Student Hub, a free support service for international students, will open its doors at The Edge this week! Brisbane is home to over 75,000 international students from over 160 different countries and the Brisbane Student Hub is the first of its kind here in Queensland. Students can drop in between 12pm-5pm on …

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Call for entries – Digital Portraiture Award

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The National Portrait Gallery has opened the Call for Entries for the annual Digital Portraiture Award, where an artist will win $10,000 cash and an artistic residency valued at $10,000 with The Edge. Now in its fifth year, the Award seeks to extend the traditional notion of portraiture to the digital realm and encourages creative thinking. …

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DIY School Holiday Activities

MAKEIT Activity

Guest Post by Moreton Bay Regional Libraries Last school holidays, Moreton Bay Library staff dusted off their facilitator skills and provided local kids with an opportunity to create kaleidoscopes and periscopes, using The Edge’s MAKEIT Workshop Plans and Light Box kit. Overall, 75 kids were engaged with the STEAM programs and feedback was very positive, …

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A STEAMpunk Wind-up LED

Earlier this year, The Edge was approached by Independent Schools Queensland to participate in a Makerspace Roadshow running across the State from April to September… …and since the best way of learning is by doing, we developed a new workshop that not only encapsulates what we have learned about how to engage young people with …

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AUXILIARY is calling for applicants for AUXILIARY PLUS – a six week foundational Industrial Design course that teaches sketching, lo-fi prototyping and CAD. It is open to students, professionals and creatives wanting to supercharge their design skills. AUXILIARY PLUS is also a preparatory primer for the client sponsored AUXILIARY X programme. Students from the inaugural …

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Catching a Joule Thief in the act…

Joule Thief

  The Edge Programming team has been exploring ways to make use of the Joule thief circuit, which as the name suggests dangles a tantalizing prospect of getting energy out of systems that usually want to keep it to themselves. Think squeezing the last drops of power from an apparently dead battery, or harvesting the …

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