NIME Unconference Interview with Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas

Live instrumentation doesn’t stop at guitar, bass and drums. In addition to acoustic instruments there are an increasing number of performers making use of DIY controllers and unique hardware in their performances. NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance. In 2016 NIME comes …

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A sense of place

Guest post by, Darren Harris What does the word ‘landscape’ mean to you? It means many things to many different people, including a beautiful place, a spiritual connection with the land, a painting, a photograph, somewhere to holiday away from the city, land to be topographically surveyed, a garden to be landscaped, a backdrop to …

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The Design Kids


Guest post by, Chloe Anna I’m Chloe Anna – I put my hand up to get involved with The Design Kids and host their monthly Brisbane events almost 2 years ago now and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Before I jump into me, myself and I. I’ll start with a …

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Residency Journal: Linda Clark

Collage Experiment, Linda Clark

Guest post by, Linda Clark As the winner of the Gray Puksand Digital Art Award in the 2015 Queensland Regional Art Awards, Linda Clark received a fully funded two week residency at The Edge. Here she talks about her experiences at The Edge, where she developed the conceptual basis of a new body of work. Initially I was …

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The Planting, Lock Making and Lessons Learned

The Planting Festival - Edge Lock Making Workshops

You might have seen a few newsletter’s ago, we spent a Friday building the prototype of a DIY lock making/breaking workshop. Since then it’s evolved, improved and become something a little bit awesome thanks to Phil’s tireless (maybe slightly panicked) efforts in the couple of months since.   But, what we didn’t say back then …

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ArtizDIGITAL – program for high school students

Students from the 2015 Artiz Program at The Edge

It’s not often that high school aged artists get to engage with cutting edge technology to produce their art – especially if they come from regional and remote Queensland. Flying Arts is excited to extend that opportunity to students for the third year running in partnership with The Edge. ArtizDIGITAL will provide students from near …

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AUXILIARY: call for applicants

Auxiliary Design School, in The Edge Timber Fabrication Lab

Guest post by, Leon Fitzpatrick, Co-founder of AUXILIARY Design School   After returning home to Australia from studying and working the U.S., I met Neil Davidson, Carolyn Yip and Leo Yip through Brisbane’s larger-than-expected design community… …It wasn’t long before our mutual passion for design education became regular conversations, which turned into meetings, and then …

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Good news from The Edge

Studio G student working on her project

The Edge wouldn’t be what it is without its partnerships – we love knowing that our community and corporate relationships bear bright, delicious fruit! One of our long-term partners is Autism Queensland. And we couldn’t be happier supporting a project that sits within our mandate to empower creative experimentation, and in this case through technology. …

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Welcome to Podcasting


A guest post by Steph Dower  January 2015, I received a phone call from a good friend who runs her own website asking if I’d like to produce a podcast with her. That began a roller coaster year of learning all about the wonderful world of podcasting. Until then, I hadn’t had much experience with podcasts, …

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Fashion Fix-Up

Fashion Fixup

A guest post by Jane Milburn Are you holding garments in your wardrobe that survived the last cull yet are not being worn because something’s not quite right? Does your favourite item of clothing have a hole, a pull, or a stain? Is a hemline or sleeve too long or too short? Bring your clothing …

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