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Victoria Amazonica embroidery in process
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Objects with Stories: Humberto Campana

Sat 16 Dec 17, 11.30am–12.30pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Free entry

Evoking the colour and creative chaos of São Paulo in Brazil, the Campana brothers create exuberant yet thoughtful design work that celebrates the triumph of simple solutions in a complex world. Since 1983, the influential design collaboration between Humberto and Fernando Campana has achieved international recognition as one of the world’s most progressive and successful design studios. Their work captures the essence of transformation and reinvention, imbuing commonplace and ordinary materials with preciousness.

For the NGV Triennial Humberto and Fernando Campana have created Victoria Amazonica, 2017, in collaboration with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

On the opening weekend of NGV Triennial, Humberto Campana reflects on his experience of this collaboration, and discusses his design practice as part of Estudio Campana.

Humberto Campana, designer, Estudio Campana
Ewan McEoin, The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV


Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.