Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Design Institute of Australia Design Gallery opens in Melbourne



The Design Institute of Australia - Australia's only professional, multi-disciplinary design organisation - recently celebrated the opening of its new Design Gallery, a modern, public exhibition space at 175 Collins Street, Melbourne. The Design Gallery will host a continuing series of design-related displays and exhibits throughout the year.

City of Melbourne Councillor, Jennifer Kanis,opened the Design Gallery, describing it as “an exciting space for Australia’s designers”.

Geoff Fitzpatrick, DIA Director – Strategy commented “the Design Institute of Australia’s Design Gallery provides an opportunity to exhibit a range of design projects across multiple disciplines from throughout Australia. The gallery will focus on the work of students initially and expand at a future time to encompass post graduate work and mid and late career designers. It will present work in both two dimensional and three dimensional formats”.

The inaugural exhibition, 'Tomorrow's Design Today', features the stimulating design work of finalists and category winners from the recently completed 2010 Australasian Student Design Awards (ASDA). Now in its 15th year, ASDA is a multidisciplinary awards program that attracts an exceptional range, depth and quality of entries from some forty tertiary educational institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. The design disciplines represented are Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Exhibition/Design Design, Visual Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design and Fashion Design.

The Design Gallery is located at the Design Institute of Australia on Level 1, 175 Collins Street, Melbourne. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm.

Design Institute of Australia
The DIA is the voice of professional design in Australia and has been actively improving the community recognition and status of designers since 1947. The DIA is the only multidisciplinary organisation representing designers in Australia. The organisation promotes the value of design and designers to industry, business, government and the community. The DIA provides a vibrant networking base on a state, national and international level. Through its international affiliations, the DIA links its members with designers in over 40 countries.


For more information: Phone: 1300 888 056
The ASDA Finalist Entries are also available to view at:
www.design.org.au/asda

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