05 April 2010

Dulux Colour Awards 2010 - Winners announced 31 March 2010

If you ever get the chance to be involved in something prestigious related to your profession, DO IT!

Commercial Interior and Grand Prix Winner
'Fitzroy High School' by McBride Charles Ryan Architecture + Interior Design
The experience of being in a room of Design professionals was inspiring. Just to see works from Architects, Interior Designers, Colour Stylists and of course the other Student finalists! Being amongst the entries in that one room was validation of a job well done - and a nudge closer to what is a passion for me.

No luck this year, however with a very big possibility of an interior renovation sometime this year, could be that I'll have an entry for 2011 as a Stylist.

'Rose Bay Exterior' by Terese Grove

All the very best to Joyce Pang who won the Student category, a fellow student from iscd Colour Design Diploma 2009. Her prize, a glass Trophy from Dulux and $1000.

'Savaterre' Vineyard by Joyce Pang

Congratulations also to Lisa Nolan (Askew), Sharon Elliott, Liz Maher, Heather Meade, and Beverley Duncan. The seven of us, all students of iscd - past and present - were the majority of the finalists for the category - Student Years 1 -6. Apologies to Beverley, I don't seem to have a photo of your entry.

'Daemon Group' by Sharon Elliott
'Scullery Maid' by Liz Maher
'Rumble Tumble' by Lisa Nolan (Askew)

I'm on the lookout for other design competitions to enter. I know Designer Rugs has 'Evolve'. An entry for that will employ the experience I gained from the Surface Design Diploma I completed in 2008.

Up to 2007, creativity had taken a backseat for a while and I have only started doing larger projects as I now have some room to do them. Sewing is my first love I suppose you could say, always wanting to be in the fashion industry from a young age, but I only bring the sewing machine out once in a blue moon now.


Magazines are a drug. With subscriptions to quite a few, ideas endlessly flow now. Finding the time to fulfil the 'need' to work in the industry while working fulltime is a juggling act.

Thought I might see if there is a way to get some 'work experience' with a stylist, somewhere, somehow!!

Some more pics from the night:Student Category Heather Meade, Liz Maher, Sharon Elliott and me
Guildford Lane Gallery interior Commercial entries More entries

The interior of the gallery was fantastic with each wall being covered by entries. The wait staff were all dressed in painters overalls with a different colour bandana and the serving trays were the shape of an artist's paint palette. Each tray had a small foam roller with a splotch of colour as if painted by the roller. Very 'arty' for the occassion.

Looking forward to next year.

Thanks also to Liz for showing Sharon and me a great Restaurant in Melbourne where we dined and congratulated each other many times over great food and wine to end the night.
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