24 November 2022 – 21 January 2023

This exhibition Beyond design as usual showcases the work of 13 Honours students from the School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) across multiple design disciplines including social innovation, visual communication, photography, product design, fashion and textiles.

Beyond design as usual is also the School's focus for connecting design students with practicing designers, institutions and curators fostering professional networks. These students have studied during challenging times and their work reflects this. Notions of what is considered important, meaningful, or valuable are underlying themes that come through in the students' work despite the varied courses undertaken.

As our world becomes increasingly complex, designers are orientating their practices towards systems-level change. From carefully crafted artefacts to the design of products and experiences, designers are helping people navigate the world in new ways.

The students were selected by professional designers Tina Fox and Tom Fereday and by Kate Sweetapple Head of School, School of Design, Sydney (UTS) and ADC’s CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Cahill.

Exhibiting students:
Jacqueline Adams | Grace Carlon | Ahmed Da’na | Soniyah Doughty | Kate Hagan | Bryan Lim | Matilda Martin | Morgan McCormack | Lillie McDonagh | Lucy Slip | Ashley Tan | Colleen Zhang | Doreen Zheng

Beyond design as usual is presented in partnership with the School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). This exhibition continues Australian Design Centre’s commitment to actively support and foster the work of designers and makers. This follows previous partnerships with higher education institutions to facilitate opportunities for students at the beginning of their careers.

Events

Opening night
Join us for the opening celebrations of Beyond design as usual.
When: Thursday 1 December, 6 - 8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings essential

Floor Talk
Meet some of the exhibiting students from Beyond design as usual, as we walk through the exhibition. This event will be facilitated by Bridget Malcolm, Senior Lecturer from the School of Design, UTS.
When: Saturday 3 December, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings essential

Images L-R: Ahmed Da’na, LVLD Balance Shoes, 2022. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Bryan Lim, Polypod: expandable, design-based STEM toy, 2022. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Colleen Zhang, Wanderlust, two piece modular wool picnic blanket skirt-wool gauze top and cropped waterproof jacket, 2022. Photo: Henry Zeng.

Jacqueline Adams

Visual communication

Grace Carlon

Photography

Ahmed Da’na

Product design

Soniyah Doughty

Fashion and textiles

Kate Hagan

Product design

Bryan Lim

Product design

Matilda Martin

Design for social innovation

Lillie McDonagh

Design for social innovation

Lucy Slip

Visual communication

Ashley Tan

Visual communication

Colleen Zhang

Fashion and textiles

Doreen Zheng

Visual communication

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