Women In Design celebrates the contribution female designers make to Melbourne’s built environment, product design and the manufacturing industry.
Presented by the Design Institute of Australia Victoria Tasmania Branch, the exhibition profiles creative leaders from the disciplines of architecture, furniture design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, textile design, visual art and interdisciplinary design.
The contributing designers are: Celina Clarke, Debbie Ryan, Helen Kontouris, Helen Watts, Jenny Underwood, Kerstin Thompson, Kirsten Bauer, Leah Heiss, Leanne Zilka, Michaela Webb, Penelope Lee, Simone LeAmon, Sue Carr and Susan Hewitt. The designers will delve into their catalogue of work to feature projects which tell the story of their careers.
Visitors will gain an insight into the design and development process through the presentation of plans, renderings and photographs of built projects. Scale models will sit alongside textiles, homewares, furniture, lighting and videos of projects in development.
Over many years, these women have produced designs that are embedded in the physical and cultural environment of our city and beyond. Each designer’s creative practice continues to evolve and achieve industry recognition. Several designers also contribute to design education at tertiary level, thereby guiding the next generation of designers.
The exhibition will feature floor talks by participating designers and a historical component in support of the tradition of women’s contribution to our built environment.
Women In Design is a Melbourne Now Satellite event.
Women In Design
Tuesday 11- Saturday 22 February 2014
45 Flinders Lane