VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

RMIT DESIGN HUB
Presented by RMIT Culture, RMIT University
VICTORIAN PREMIER’S DESIGN AWARDS SHOWCASE – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE
Presented by Creative Victoria
MARAM BARERARERUNGER – WEARING COUNTRY
Presented by Maree Clarke and Blanche Tilden
FORITIFIED & EXCHANGE
Presented by JamFactory
ALTERNATIVE PROVISIONS
Presented by Craft Victoria
SHOWCASE
Presented by New Assemblage
MATERIAL CULTURE
Presented by Marsha Golemac
BLAK JEWELLERY: FINDING PAST · LINKING PRESENT
Presented by Koorie Heritage Trust
SELF PORTRAIT
Presented by Friends & Associates
Flat-lay of HARD objects. Right hand objects are collected from participating artists, left hand objects are found.
HARD
Presented by Calum Hurley
ZERO FOOTPRINT REPURPOSING
Presented by Revival Projects
SAY IT LOUD NAARM MELBOURNE 2022
Presented by Beyond the Built Environment (BBE), Culture as Creative, Sandra Githinji and Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

VIDEOS

BEYOND THE SELFIE
Presented by Louis Nuccitelli
DESIGNING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REGENERATIVE DESIGN: SARAH ICHIOKA
Presented by NGV and Sustainability Victoria
a large three storey brick building is half demolished revealing rooms of all different colours and large piles of debris
DESIGNING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: CIRCULARITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Presented by NGV and Sustainability Victoria
full frame of hundreds of aluminium cans crushed into cubes for recycling. The cans are bring colour with some logos showing
DESIGNING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: TRANSFORMING DESIGN FOR DAILY USE
Presented by NGV and Sustainability Victoria
BUSINESS AND DESIGN FORUM: NEXT
Presented by NGV and Creative Victoria

News

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Melbourne Design Week in 2022 was mammoth

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Melbourne Art Book Fair performs poetry

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Civic good: Designing beyond the individual

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DESIGN WEEK HUBS

Melbourne’s showrooms, ateliers, galleries, museums and public spaces host events that explore the theme Design the world you want. Eight hubs – Collingwood Yards, Melbourne Connect, Melbourne Design Fair, MPavilion, NGV, RMIT Design Hub and Design Archives, Scienceworks and the Victorian Pride Centre – cluster some of the program’s highlight events.

MDW Program

There are over 300 events that explore the broad spectrum of design disciplines in the 2022 program. What unites the various talks, workshops, tours, exhibitions and launches is a focus on experimentation, innovation and ideas that enrich the world.

Melbourne
Design Fair
COLLECTIBLE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

16 – 20 MAR 2022

The Melbourne Design Fair is a new annual showcase to experience the best collectible contemporary design. Occurring over five days from March 16-20, experience over 100 established and emerging Australian designers and makers in presentations staged by leading studios, commercial galleries and design organisations.

Art Book Fair

MELBOURNE ART BOOK Fair

16 – 20 MAR 2022

The Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best publications in bookshops, galleries, libraries, community centres and public gardens across Melbourne and Victoria. In 2022, the fair extends its schedule across the entirety of Melbourne Design Week.

VICTORIAN PREMIER’S DESIGN AWARDS

Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate local design capability. The Awards provide an opportunity for businesses and the community to better understand the role of design in creating functional, safe and efficient, products, services and spaces. They also showcase the depth of design talent in Victoria and the capability and capacity of the Victorian design industry.

2022 Theme

In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explored the theme ‘Design the world you want’ and asked designers to consider how they could collaborate to create a better and healthier future. In 2022, the program continues with this call-to-action to celebrate the diverse ways design can work towards this better future. Two pillars – civic good and making good – provide a focused exploration of the main theme.

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Civic Good

Design and creativity can transform aspects of society by benefiting everyone rather than individuals. The thematic of ‘civic good’ encourages participants to think beyond the individual, and look to the objects, buildings, designs and services that make people feel part of a community, and importantly, serve the common interest.

Making Good

The value of a design is not only judged through its functional or aesthetic impact, but also on its environmental and social impact on the planet. Whether digital or physical, handmade or manufactured, service, system or object, making good considers the many ways in which ideas and experiments are realised through the lens of ethical and sustainable practices that rethink design processes, production and materials.