Launched: Melbourne Design Week 2022

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Arthur Seigneur and Adam Goodrum will present works at Tolarno Gallery. Photo Luke-Evans

Melbourne’s Design Week officially launches today and includes an inaugural Design Fair amongst 350 programmed events, exhibitions, talks and tours.

Today is the official start to Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria. Over 350 events including exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours will take place across the state, making it the place to be for the next 11 days.

Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s largest design event. The curation of the program is led by the NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture team; Ewan McEoin, Simone LeAmon and Myf Doughty alongside Timothy Moore, Director of Sibling Architecture.

There is also a satellite program of events and exhibitions organised by the design community. The satellite program makes up approximately 90 per cent of the program with events held at ateliers, studios, retail spaces, universities, galleries, gardens and public spaces throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. Participation in the satellite program is via an expression-of-interest. Applications for Melbourne Design Week 2023 will open in August, 2022.

Check out the program here.

As part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair brings together a showcase of limited edition, rare and one-of-a kind collectable design by Australia’s leading emerging and established contemporary designers.

The Fair will be the first of its kind in Australia, breaking new ground in the presentation, promotion and sale of the best collectible contemporary design from over 100 established and emerging designers, including presentations curated by NGV’s department of Contemporary Design and Architecture and 13 of the region’s leading contemporary commercial galleries and design organisations.

There are two platforms: PRESENT features galleries, design organisations, agencies and studios who will share displays of the design creatives they represent while SELECT is a curated exhibition featuring works by emerging and established designers from across Australia. Works across both platforms will be available for purchase.

Learn more here.


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