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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New AUXILIARY programmes launching soon


AUXILIARY Design School is proud to announce two forthcoming programmes; AUXILIARY ONE and AUXILIARY PLUS. Are you a high school student that’s interested in design, technology and innovation? Do you like to draw and build things? Then AUXILIARY ONE might be for you. A week long programme, AUXILIARY ONE, will give you an opportunity to …

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Positive Failure – The Road to Failure (lab)

Jeremy Staples

You read correctly: positive failure. Can failure be positive? Can success exist without failure? Or is failure simply part of doing and learning along the way? This is something that I’ve recently put a lot of thought into as I’ve been invited to be a storyteller at the inaugural event FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & …

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#MADETODAY – When your mailbox is on its last legs…

The finished product, modeled with Thor (left) and Zeus (right).

By Talia Yat, Maker and Creator When my mailbox door fell off its hinges for the hundredth time, I knew it was time for an upgrade, but not just any upgrade would do. Being a huge lover of the canine variety, I simply needed a dog mailbox in my life – one that would stand …

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Isabelle de Kleine: The beauty of psychological mis-interpretation

Isabelle's interview

By Ben Carr, The Edge’s Events and Technical Office (and filmmaker, producer, editor and Director) Isabelle de Kleine: The beauty of psychological mis-interpretation from The Edge, SLQ on Vimeo.   Since The Edge opened in 2010 I have been able to work across a number of roles within the organisation, and one of the standout …

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#MADETODAY – Turning ideas into a business

Fractured Lace

From testing and prototyping to developing a product for sale, Kat Johnston, the owner of Fractured Lace shares how she’s transformed her ideas into a business with the help of the Fabrication Lab. Kat Johnston is now a regular in The Edge’s basement, know by name by the staff and a few of the other regulars, she’s …

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#MADETODAY – Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Two of The Edge’s front of house team (and professional musicians), Andy Balzat and Sunny Verma, share how they brought their vintage synthesizers back to life with the help of some youtube videos, tools and soldering.   To start with, we had two vintage ROLAND Juno 106 synthesizers – one for studio and one for …

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