Melbourne Design Week is developed by the Departments of Contemporary Design and Architecture and Public Programs at the NGV.

An initiative of the NGV in collaboration with the Victorian Government, the annual ten-day program will comprise talks by leading design experts, design-focused exhibitions, tours, panel discussions and industry events held at NGV International and partner venues throughout the city.

Demonstrating that Melbourne is a city defined by design and architecture the Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture embraces an important role to collect, examine and present the most interesting trajectories of design and architecture today.

Members of the Contemporary Design and Architecture department are ambassadors for the work of designers and architects across the allied fields of design.
Melbourne Design Week is conceived as a celebration of design excellence highlighting the role of design as a catalyst linking creativity with business, technology and the community, to drive innovation.

Melbourne Design Week offers a strong rationale for independent studios, galleries and businesses to collaborate together, joining with the NGV to present a vibrant array of exhibitions, programs and satellite projects as part of the program.

Curatorial Team:

Ewan McEoin
Senior Curator Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

Simone LeAmon
Senior Curator Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

Timothy Moore
Satellite Program Curator

Myf Doughty
Design Project Officer


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