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Blak Design Matters

Nicole Monks, Marlu Collection, 2015. Created for the Australian Design Centre. Photographer: Boaz Nothman.

Blak Design Matters

21 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

A national survey of Contemporary Indigenous Design curated by Jefa Greenaway.

As Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers are leading a movement away from collaborative or consultative models to Indigenous-led design, this survey exhibition showcases contemporary Indigenous design projects from across Australia. From fashion, interiors, and product design to landscape, architecture and town planning, the exhibited projects will interrogate how Indigenous design is defined, received, and made visible in Australia’s contemporary design landscape, asking the question, what is meaningful Indigenous design and why does it matter?

Join us for a drink and some food with a DJ set by KYAANZ to celebrate the opening of this landmark exhibition.

Designers: Aarli (WA), Anindilyakwa Arts (NT), Arkie Barton (QLD), Babbarra Women’s Centre (NT), Balarinji Designs (NSW), Maree Clarke (VIC), Gilimbaa Designs (QLD), Carroll Go-Sam (QLD), Jefa Greenaway (VIC), Haus of Dizzy (VIC), Paul Herzich (SA), Injalak Arts (NT), Dillon Kombumerri (VIC), Francoise Lane (QLD), Grace Lillian Lee (QLD), Marcus Lee (VIC), Merrepen Arts (NT), MI Arts (QLD), Nicole Monks (NSW), and Lyn-Al Young (VIC).

Exhibition design by Jefa Greenaway in collaboration with Sibling Architecture .

Exhibition and catalogue graphic design by Marcus Lee Design .

Image:  Nicole Monks, Marlu Collection , 2015. Created for the Australian Design Centre. Photographer: Boaz Nothman.

Gallery Details

Koorie Heritage Trust 
Levels 1 & 3
Yarra Building
Federation Square

Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
T: (03) 8662 6300
E:  info@koorieheritagetrust.com.au
W: koorieheritagetrust.com.au

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10am to 5pm
7 days a week
Closed all Victorian and National Public Holidays
Entry is Free

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