Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival

Blak Design Matters - National survey of contemporary Indigenous design

Jefa Greenaway

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/whats-on/past-exhibitions/archive-2018/blak-design-matters/ | Published : 2018

Abstract

Over the past decade or so in Australia, there has been a discernible and increasing appetite for revealing and understanding the contributions of Indigenous people across a range of creative endeavours. Coupled with this has been a desire to engage in meaningful ways by embracing and giving visibility to Indigenous cultures. While Indigenous artists are lauded across the nation and the globe – from painters to film-makers, dancers to musicians – Indigenous ‘designers’ are largely absent and unheralded as part of this cultural acknowledgement. But there is indeed an emerging cohort of talented, perceptive and engaged design practitioners across a range of disciplines who are challenging this..

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