DESIGN Canberra 2020 | Over 200 events, exhibitions, talks…

From 9 to 29 November, Canberra will be celebrated as a hub for design through a curated program of events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, collaborations, and artists’ studios from a number of leading local makers.

Craft ACT CEO and Artistic Director Rachael Coghlan and Program Director Kate Nixon announced a major site-specific installation from Hannah Quinlivan – an ephemeral 3D spatial drawing that explores life post-crisis, with particular reference to Australia’s bush fires and the advent of COVID-19.

There will also be a series of talks from Australian architect Michael Dysart, commentator Bernard Salt and artist Kirstie Rea, and various design and architectural tours. Eye-catching exhibitions include; ‘HOME:MADE’ and James Tylor’s ‘From An Untouched Landscape’ which draws attention to the contemporary absence of Aboriginal culture within the Australian landscape.

James Tylor, Vanished From an Untouched Landscape 1, 2018, inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and DESIGN Canberra, Australian Capital Territory