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Australian Design Centre plays a critical role in celebrating the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary design practice. Our program features more than 200 designers annually and has generated over $1.2m in revenue for designers through artist fees and the sale of work in the last five years. Through our creative programs and partnerships, we reach an audience of more than 390,000 people nationwide each year.

Whether presenting dynamic and high quality exhibitions, publishing, retail, digital or educational activities, we’re determined to give craft and design the best and brightest voice possible.

We’re a catalyst for new thinking and offer a design interface for our communities. Most importantly, we inspire people by stimulating their curiosity and encouraging those around us to believe in the power of design.

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Design Tasmania presented the first Women in Design colloquium as part of a three year strategy in July 2015. The colloquium brought together design thinkers and doers to share their stories and thoughts on the subject and plan together for the future.
The event merged panel discussions, in-conversation interviews, keynote presentations, a cocktail function, long table dinner and a curated exhibition at Design Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania.

The Design Tasmania complex combines world-class heritage (c1896) with contemporary architecture (c2002), the building was listed as one of the top 1000 contemporary buildings in the world (Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture, London, Phaidon Press, 2004).
Purpose built exhibition galleries double as one of Australia’s premium event locations, surrounded by Launceston’s City Park and in close walking proximity to accommodation, UTAS, museums and the city centre.

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Factory Design District is a collective of designers and manufacturers operating out of factories in the Inner Western suburbs of Sydney. The members of the collective are daast, Jonathan West, JP Finsbury Bespoke Joiners and Timbermill Designs. The group works individually and in collaboration, traversing furniture, art, building and interior design, architectural model making and event design and production.

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Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program as well as a number of leading industry award programs including the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, the Design Entrepreneur Awards and the Young Australian Design Awards program.

With a proud heritage dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) established in 1958, the Australian Good Design Awards is recognised by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as Australia’s peak design endorsement program.

The Good Design Awards is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, and one of the few forums for professional Industrial Designers and manufacturers to showcase their design expertise to national and international audiences. As a result of more than 50 years of design benchmarking, the program has focused on progressively raising the standard of design and innovation in Australia.

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A unique not-for-profit organisation located in the Adelaide city centre and at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, JamFactory is supported by the South Australian Government and is recognised globally as a centre for excellence.

JamFactory’s purpose-built studios for ceramics, glass, furniture and metal design provide skills and business training for artists and designers through our rigorous two-year Associate training program.

Our exhibition and retail spaces showcase contemporary Australian craft practice and offer a wide range of high quality and collectable craft and design.

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THE SNAP ASSEMBLY blog launched in 2010, founded by Sydney-based journalist and creative consultant Anne-Maree Sargeant.

THE SNAP ASSEMBLY features curated profiles and news stories, reporting the best of contemporary art, design and style, through to street culture.

Editor-at-Large of BELLE Magazine for five years, AMS also contributes to Monocle UK & Surface Asia.

For the past 20 years feature articles and opinion have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Indesign, DQ Design Quarterly; and previously AMS was Design Trends Editor for InsideOUT for more than a decade.

Director of THE SNAP COLLECTIVE agency, AMS & her team consult to designers and creative brands – taking an innovative approach to business development initiatives, building brand profiles and collaborating on exhibitions and events.

Based at Sydney’s Bondi Beach – AMS-world is anchored by dedicated beach & snow time, whilst remaining hopelessly addicted to collecting records, art, shoes & boarding passes!

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