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Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week starts this weekend with more than 200 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops. With so much to see, we have selected a few highlights for our discerning Marshall White clientele.

Melbourne Design Week starts this weekend with more than 200 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops. The event is run by the National Gallery of Victoria and Director, Tony Elwood, said the event is “a unique opportunity for this community to come together, to present new work, debate ideas, and reveal some of the ways that design is shaping the world around us”.

With so much to see, we have selected a few highlights for our discerning Marshall White clientele.

Fiona Lynch is one of Melbourne’s most admired and respected interior designers who had an early career in fine art. This Design Week, Work Shop examines the dialogue between art and design through an evolving array of discovered works, commissioned pieces and original designs. Designers and artists to be displayed include Fiona Lynch, Makiko Ryujin, Jiaxin Nong, Mary Wallis and Olivia Walker.

LAUNCH: 15 MAR 2019, 5-7PM


ADDRESS: 7 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

The Art Book Fair component of this year’s Design Week includes many free talks from an array of authors. One of our favourites is the launch of “House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior” by Jess Berry. Berry explores how the salon, the atelier and the boutique have allowed fashion to move beyond the aesthetics of dress, to embrace the visual seduction of the theatrical, artistic, and the exotic. This interdisciplinary study examines how fashionable interiors have shaped our understanding of architecture, dress, and elegance

Free entry

TIME: Sun 17 Mar, 2pm–2.30pm

ADDRESS: NGV International -Terrace

Curated by Dana Tomic Hughes from Yellowtrace, the Art–Design –Arflex exhibition includes four contemporary Australian artists with the designs of Italian furniture brand, Arflex. The exhibition includes work by Anna-Wili Highfield, Sean Meilak, Daniel Shipp and Simon Davidson and the ways that art, design and architecture intersect and connect.

Free entry

ADDRESS: Poliform , 650 Church Street, Richmond


MON–FRI, 9.30AM–5.30PM, SAT, 10AM–5PM, SUN, 11AM–5PM

Alterfact produces beautiful ceramic works using a large format clay 3d printer. For only a week, the team will produce objects that play on the threadlike qualities of clay at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. While process of tapestry-making can produce an image over weeks or months, 3D printing can produce large scale clay objects in minutes and hours. The live presentation over the week invites visitors to view and discuss printing in the context of weaving.


Free entry

ADDRESS: Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262-266 Park St, South Melbourne.

This exhibition draws upon the National Gallery of Victoria’s extensive holdings of Venetian glass, ranging in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The NGV’s Collections are especially rich in material from the nineteenth-century revival of the glass industry on the Venetian island of Murano. In 1871, the NGV acquired a large collection of Venetian glass directly from Venice with a further group of works obtained in 1874. Additional important groups of nineteenth-century Venetian glass entered the Collection from the Italian displays at the 1880–81 Melbourne International Exhibition.


Free entry

ADDRESS: NGV International – Decorative Arts Passage

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