Workshop for 'Forward Focus | Student Built Chairs Created from Waste', image courtesy of Daniel Grima

Members Exclusive Melbourne Tour Highlights from Melbourne Design Week

Sat 25 May, 9.30am–12.30pm

Past program

NGV International

Ground Level

Melbourne Design Week celebrates design through an 11-day program of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops across Australia’s design capital.

We invite Members to join a tour of selected highlights from Melbourne Design Week, exploring the theme, ‘design the world you want’.

Beginning with a welcome by a member of the Melbourne Design Week curatorial team, the tour will visit the following venues:

Craft Victoria

With a shared sense of resourcefulness and ingenuity, exhibitors use exclusively recycled aluminium, and join the discussion on the complexities of working with raw materials in contemporary material practice. Participants include: Abdé Nouamani, Alexander Brown, Andrew Carvolth, Annie Paxton, Bel Williams, Welfe Bowyer.

This exhibition challenges a group of Australian makers and designers to repurpose/reuse discarded materials to produce a new line of handmade luxury goods, to highlight the value of raw materials and to recognise the threat of material scarcity on designers. Participants include: Joanne Odisho, Sarah Nedovic, Marlo Lyda.

Thhis exhibition presents the physical and theoretical findings associated with Bobby Corica’s 2022 Research Fellowship, exploring new materials within his contemporary jewellery practice, including glass (lampworking) and leather. Participants include: Bobby Corica.

Material Provenance
Coinciding with and promoting the launch of global open-source material research project Clay Matters, this exhibition interrogates questions of environmental impact in the featured works. Participants include: Amelia Black, Claire Ellis, Jane Sawyer, Kate Jones.

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Tait Melbourne

Adam Goodrum
With a focus on the launch of a product designed by Adam Goodrum, Tait presents an exhibition focused on the beauty and persistence of metals, providing a visual poem to the use of the material and talk to the three pillars of Melbourne Design Week: ecology, ethics and energy.

Forward Focus | Student Built Chairs Created from Waste
Tait are honoured to present this exhibition curated by Zachary Frankel in collaboration with Hester Hornbrook Academy. View the transformative power of collaboration and discover the ingenious creations of tomorrow’s generation, where young students from the Academy unveil their innovative chairs crafted entirely from waste materials and limited tools.

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Villa Alba Museum

Marlo Lyda is committed to celebrating the inherent beauty of makers and materials in her practice. Her innovative approach challenges perceptions of value by coaxing delicate yet functional objects from overlooked ‘waste’ materials, showcasing the transformative potential of design.

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All tours will depart from and return to NGV International. Please note that some venues on the tour have limited physical access; one exhibition is on the first floor and only accessible via stairs, seating is limited at some venues and the bus has steps to board. Collapsible wheelchairs can be taken onboard the bus. Please contact or call 8620 2233 for further information.

9.30am – Welcome and introduction at NGV International
10.00am – Craft Victoria
11.00am – Adam Goodrum, Forward Focus at Tait Melbourne
11.30am – Marlo Lyda, (SOME THINGS) at Villa Alba Museum
12.30pm – Arrive back at NGV International

This program is part of Melbourne Design Week, 23 May–02 June 2024. View the full program

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