Dominique Falla
Typography, Gold Coast Queensland Australia
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Brief Summary
Dominique Falla is a designer/artist who works in a variety of craft mediums and combines them with a digital aesthetic to make tactile typography pieces.
• WIRED Magazine
• Brownbook Magazine
• UPPERCASE Magazine
• Made In The Now
• Surfers Paradise Festival
• Finesse Press
• Griffith University
• The HOME Festival
• Flat White Spaces
Professional Experience

2009–current Doctor of Visual Arts (by research)—Griffith University

2004 Master of Design (by research)—Monash University

1991 Bachelor of Art (Graphic Design)—Swinburne University

1990 Diploma of Art (Graphic Design)—Swinburne Institute of Technology.

Solo Exhibitions and Installations

2012 ‘Typographically Speaking’—One-Way Street Party. Surfer’s Paradise Festival

2012 ‘Goodbye Helvetica’—T-space Gallery, Gold Coast

2004 ‘Visualising Steampunk’—The Foundry Gallery, North Fitzroy

Group Exhibitions

2012 ‘We Heart One Way’—One-Way Street Party. Surfer’s Paradise Festival

2012 ‘AGDA Poster annual finalists’—Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra

2012 ‘Colour Wheel’—87Artzone, Upper Coomera

2012 ‘Speaking to the Individual—District 01 Gallery, Sydney

2012 ‘We Heart Numbers’—Rabbit Hole Gallery, Brisbane

2012 ‘Square One’—Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane

2012 ‘Seven w/Another’—Substation No. 4, Brisbane

2011 ‘We Heart Holidays’—Kerbside, Brisbane

2011 ‘Paste Modernism 3’—Cockatoo Island, Sydney

2011 ‘Shared Vision… Wspólna Wizja…’—exhibition series, Poland

2011 ‘AGDA Poster annual finalists’—Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2011 ‘We Heart Winter’—White Box Gallery, Gold Coast

2011 ‘We Heart Home’—Home Exhibition, Brisbane

2011 ‘Flat White Spaces’—Bermuda Point, Varsity Lakes

2011 ‘The Art of the Book’—Robina City Gallery, Robina

2011 ‘We Heart Paper’—White Box Gallery, Gold Coast

2009 ‘Samoobsluha: self service’—Lightspace Gallery, Brisbane

2005 ‘Children’s Book Week’—Customs House Gallery, Warrnambool

2004 ‘Performance’—The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2004 ‘Visualising Steampunk’—Monash University Faculty Gallery, Caulfield

2003 ‘Sustainable Living’—Federation Square, Melbourne

2002 ‘Dimensional Illustrations’—Dromkeen Museum, Victoria

2001 ‘Put Yourself in the Picture’—Chapel off Chapel Gallery, South Yarra.


Dutcher 2012, ‘You Are So Loved’ Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA (works included)

MAGMA 2012, ‘Bright! – Typography between Illustration and Art’ DAAB Media, Cologne, Germany (works included)

Falla, D 2012, ‘Goodbye Helvetica’, Finesse Press, Byron Bay (typography research publication—full text)

Hade 2012, ‘Choi’s Package’ Choi’s Gallery Publishing, Shanghai (works included)

Whittle, S, 2012, ‘Needlecraft Style Directory’ RotoVision SA (works included)

Bridger, E 2011, ‘Shared Vision… Wspólna Wizja…‘ exhibition catalogue (works included)

QCA Gold Coast 2011, ‘Gold Coast Creative: vol. 2’ Sanctuary Cove Publishing, Gold Coast (works included)

Falla, D 2011, ‘Things We Have Learned In Our Life So Far’, Finesse Press, Byron Bay (typography research publication—editor and chapter)

Fischel, C and Gardner, B, 2011 ‘LogoLounge Master Library’ Rockport Publishers (works included)

Dr Grymm, 2011, ‘1000 Steampunk Creations’, Quarry Books (works included)

Falla, D 2010, ‘Visualising Steampunk’, LAP Publishing, Germany (masters research publication—full text)

ed. Falla, D and Faulkner, H 2010, ‘Comfortable Shoes Only’, Finesse Press, Byron Bay (student photography research publication—editor and chapter)

Falla, D 2009, ‘The {tague} project’, Finesse Press, Byron Bay (public art research publication—full text)

Falla, D 2001, ‘Looking Better in Print’, Tertiary Press, Melbourne. (280-page textbook on desktop publishing—full text)

Falla, D and Miller, C 1994, ‘Woodlore’, Omnibus Books, South Australia. (Award-winning children’s book made from wooden illustrations).

Commissioned illustrations for over 30 children’s books. Publishers include: Macmillan, Pearson, Rigby, HarperCollins, Allen & Unwin, Five Mile Press, Nelson and Weldon Owen.

Artist Features

2012 Novum magazine

2012 Digital Arts magazine

2012 Raw Ink magazine

2012 Artflow magazine

2012 Artbox magazine

2011 Gold Coast Creative magazine

2011 Winter For Elbows online magazine
Awards and Recognition

2012 QANTM Create Awards—Shortlisted

2012 Semi-Permanent Poster competition—Highly Commended

2012 Arts Queensland Career Development Grant—Recipient

2012 UAP Brisbane Public Art Project—Invited to tender

2012 Griffith IEIS travel grant—to attend Masters workshop in Rome

2012 Dulux Colour Awards—Shortlisted

2012 Griffith AEL group research grant—Election survey

2011 AGDA Poster Annual—Finalist

2010 Women in Technology Awards—Shortlisted Candidate

2010 Work selected to appear in ‘1000 Steampunk Collection’ and ‘The Design Federation Annual’

2010 Q2 program for innovation—nominated

2007 DG Portfolio magazine—Double-page spread in ‘textures’ section (Visualising Steampunk)

2005 Digital Media World Digital Imaging Awards—Second Place (Pedal Dress)

2001–2003 Monash Postgraduate Fellowship for Masters study (Visualising Steampunk)

2001 Arts Council of Australia—Grant for picture book creators (Jump, Baby!)

2000 Australian Publishers Association Design Awards—Shortlisted (Night Owl)

1996 The New York Dimensional Illustrators Awards—Bronze Medal (Weather or Not)

1995 CBC, Book of the Year Awards—Honour Book (Woodlore)

1996 The New York Dimensional Illustrators Awards—Bronze Medal (Woodlore).

Artist Representation

Creasenso Talent Agency in France

Art to Art online gallery.

Other Activities/Affiliations

2012 Speaker at the Pallazzo delle Esposizione (Palaexpo), Rome, Italy

2012 Participated in School of Visual Arts (SVA) Masters of Typography program, Rome, Italy

2012 Coordinated QCA design students projects, including: Griffith 1K Innovation Challenge Awards winners

2012 Tactile Typography workshop for QCA Gold Coast ‘Experience Day’

2012 Guest Speaker at ‘The Salon Night’ for Community hArt.

2012 Program reviewer for GCIT

2012 Guest Speaker at GCIT

2012 Guest Speaker at Martin College

2012 Speaker at ’7×7 Youngbloods’ for DIA Gold Coast

2011–2012 Founding member of the ’We Heart’ Collective

2011–2012 Open Day, First-year Camp, and Graduation participant for QCA Gold Coast

2011–2012 Author for Gold Coast Creative magazine

2010–2012 Contributing writer to Desktop Magazine

2009–2012 Current member of the DIA

2009–2012 On the board of the Design Federation

2011 Invited stakeholder in the master-planning stages of the Cold Coast Cultural Precinct development

2008–2011 Ongoing writing and delivery of short courses on a variety of subjects for Griffith Enterprise

2010 Poster presented on ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at QCA Gold Coast, Griffith University’, as part of the ‘INTED Teaching and Technology conference’ in Valencia, Spain

2009 Guest lecturer at the SMAANZ annual PhD conference held at Bond University

2009 Accompanied QCA design and photography students on overseas study tour to Prague for three weeks. Undertook my own “tague” project as part of DVA research

2008–2010 Coordinated QCA design students projects, including: Highlights exhibition at Gold Coast City Council Chambers, Gold Coast Creative graduate catalogue, Studiotown graduate catalogue, Mediamorphosis graduate catalogue, Southern Cross Packaging Awards winners, Sierra Grand sculpture installations, projects for social change, projects for social change.

2006–2008 Guest lecturer at the Sustainable Tourism Centre for Research annual PhD conferences

2000–2003 Guest lecturer at the Vis.Com annual conferences

2000–2002 Vice President of the Illustrators Association of Australia

1996–2002 Society of Book Illustrators (SOBI) founding member.

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