Staff featured in Design Canberra

'Rougetopia' by Lucy Irvine
'Rougetopia' by Lucy Irvine
Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lucy Irvine, Lecturer in Textiles at the School of Art & Design, is a feature artist in the Design Canberra festival! Several other SoAD staff are also involved.

"Design Canberra, the city’s fastest growing festival, launched [last week] and it’s all about ‘Transformation’, on multiple levels. Transforming how we look at ordinary objects. Transforming how we understand our city. Transforming buildings, artworks, places and people.

Spooling out from the festival hub in Civic Square, the festival runs until 20 November and includes more than 200 exhibitions, symposiums, and interactive events from open studios to the inaugural Robert Foster F!NK national metal prize.

Opening the festival [last week], arts minister Tara Cheyne said the festival 'shines a unique light on the ACT through this theme of transformation that’s absolutely fitting, especially after a period in which we were all transformed.'

Minister Cheyne urged all Canberrans to consider how design changes the city, particularly in light of the Government’s intention to become Australia’s arts capital.

A huge diversity of events will celebrate design in Canberra across the next [few] weeks. Acclaimed embroideress Sharon Peoples will run a workshop on stitching and meditation. Alternatively you could learn spoon carving, zine making or how to weave a bush animal. There are architecture tours and a public art trail to follow.

Much loved local artists including printmaker Annie Trevillian, ceramicist Bev Hogg, painter Julie Bradley, fashion designers Alice van Meurs and Karen Lee and jeweller Phoebe Porter will open their studios. Blanche Tilden’s 25-year survey, Ripple Effect, opens at CMAG and artist Sonia van de Haar’s installation joins Civic Square to Lyric Lane with colour and geometry."

Read Genevieve Jacobs' full Riotact article.

You can find out more about Design Canberra here.

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