Designing Bright Futures 2019
- When 21 Nov 2019 - 22 Jan 2020
101/113-115 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
TUES – SAT, 11am to 4pm or by appointment
02 8599 7999
Designing Bright Futures 2019 presents exciting new work by emerging design practitioners. These new designers consider social and environmental impacts and speak to their vision of what it means to be a designer today.
An exhibition celebrating the optimism, ideas and ambitions of the next generation of designers and makers, Designing Bright Futures continues Australian Design Centre’s commitment to supporting the work of makers and designers at every stage of their careers.
As Designing Bright Futures is now in its fourth year we decided to include a selection of designers from previous years to see what they have been up to post-university.
The designers are:
Graduating UNSW Art & Design students Maria Adriano, Sofia Echesortu, Sunny Lei, Forough Najarbehbahani and Yanting Zhan.
First year UNSW Art & Design students Elizabeth Gunter, Jet Williams, Maxine Booker, Eliza Bourke, Siann Boustead, Kirsten Faulkner, Annika Karskens, Ngoc Bao Tran Phung, Bill Chau, Tess Angel, Melanie Brescia and Thandie Masuku.
UNSW Art & Design alumni Blake Griffiths, Olivia Spark and Ivana Taylor.
These young designers are grappling with what it means to be a designer in a time when we are all contemplating the big issues such as climate change, urban growth, minimisation of waste, ageing populations and reconciling our Indigenous heritage and colonial past. A focus on these issues is liberating design from its commercial role in the industrial age and redefining it as a discipline of resourcefulness, instinct and ingenuity.
The designers were selected by a curatorial panel: ADC’s CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Cahill, UNSW Art & Design’s Stephen Goddard and designer Elliat Rich.
Designing Bright Futures events:
Join us for the opening celebrations of Designing Bright Futures 2019, opened by UNSW Art & Design's Deputy Dean Professor Marie Sierra.
When: Thursday 21 November, 6 - 8pm
Free event, bookings required.
Designers Floor Talk
Take a guided tour through the exhibition with the designers.
When: Saturday 30 November, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings required