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Melbourne Design Week reveals 2018 program

Featuring exhibitions and international guests.

Local and international designers are assembling in Melbourne for exhibitions, talks, tours and industry events to celebrate the second Melbourne Design Week from Thursday March 15 to Sunday March 25 at the National Gallery of Victoria and various other Melbourne locations.

Melbourne Design Week is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy that explores the effects of design on everyday life.

“With an absorbing and enlightening range of programs on offer, Victorians will have the opportunity to experience pioneering design concepts, technologies and materials and consider new and innovative possibilities for the future of the state’s design industry,” says NGV Director Tony Ellwood.

This year, the program features exhibitions from renowned designers Ben Landau, Lucile Sciallano, Elliat Rich and Dale Hardiman. Plus, there will be speeches from industry professionals; editor in chief of Dezeen, Marcus Fairs, and founder of landscape architecture firm Turenscape, Kongjian Yu.

Opening the program is the fourth Melbourne Art Book Fair running from Thursday March 15 to Sunday March 18. The event brings together over 150 publishers, artists and designers and host the announcement of a $15,000 prize for the winning book.

During the Melbourne Art Book Fair, Experimental Jetset – a Dutch graphic design studio – will make their Australian debut, delivering a keynote that explores the relationship between graphic design and the city. An exhibition of their work ‘Superstructure’ will be on display at the RMIT Design Hub.

Melbourne Design Week runs Thursday March 15 to Sunday March 25, full program & details available at NGV’s website.