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Blak Design Matters

When: Until 30 Sep 2018
Where: Koorie Heritage Trust Galleries, Lvl 1, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne
How much: See website for details
More info: Koorie Heritage Trust

The first national survey of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design, Blak Design Matters, is on now at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square.

From interior and product design, to landscape, architecture and town planning, the exhibition will look at how Indigenous design is defined, received and made visible in Australia’s contemporary design landscape. This exhibition shows how Aboriginal-led design continues to respond to contemporary issues and traverses the design spectrum while paying homage to its history.

Featured designers include Paul Herzich (landscape), Haus of Dizzy (jewelry), Nicole Monks (interior/furniture) and Injalak Arts (textile). The exhibition is curated by architect Jefa Greenaway.

[Main image: Nicole Monks, Marlu Collection, 2015. Created for the Australian Design Centre. Photographer: Boaz Nothman, photo courtesy of the Koorie Heritage Trust]