Indigenous Design: Talks and events

Australian Design Centre presents an exhibition of the work of Nicole Monks: Marlu (Kangaroo) and Lucy Simpson: Dhuwi created over their 12 month Arts NSW Indigenous Design Mentorship.
Join in the talks and workshops to discover more about these emerging designers and their works.

Indigenous Design Exhibition Opening night
Opening night of the new exhibition
Indigenous Design: Nicole Monks: Nicole Monks: Marlu (Kangaroo) and Lucy Simpson: Dhuwi.
Guest speaker: Tess Allas, Director Indigenous Programs, UNSW Art & Design
When: Thursday 29 September, 6 - 8pm
Invitation: RSVP here


In Conversation with Yuwaalaraay designer Lucy Simpson and guest
Lucy and special guests take a group through her exhibition explaining the deeper meaning and back stories to her pieces followed by a seated, informal talk with Q&A. With a performance by Nardi Simpson (The Stiff Gins).
When: Tuesday 11 October, 6pm to 8pm
Admission: $10
Bookings: here

Nicole Monks Public Program: Yarning & Yarning Workshop
A cosy workshop hosted around Nicole’s table, Nyinajimanha (Sitting Together). Nyinajimanha is a place for passing on knowledge, creating objects and developing deeper connections. Join a small group lead by a storyteller, learn to knit and weave whilst sharing yarns.
When: Saturday 12 November.
4 x 45 minute workshop/storytelling sessions with only 5 participants per workshop
Session 1: 11.30am - 12:15pm
Session 2: 12.45pm to 1:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Session 4: 2:15pm to 3pm

Host: Nicole Monks (designer) & Dr Red Ruby Scarlet ( artist, early childhood teacher-researcher, consultant and academic)
Who: Ages 8+ and over
Admission: free
Bookings: here

Mentorship Panel Discussion
A panel discussion hosted by Australian Design Centre in collaboration with Women in the Arts exploring the value of mentoring and the mentor/mentee relationship. Facilitated by WIA's Isabelle Hore-Thorburn and Katie Winten, speakers include designers Lucy Simpson and Nicole Monks, Terri Winter from top3 by design, curator Emily McDaniel and ADC Director, Lisa Cahill. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival.
When: Wednesday 23 November, 6 - 8pm
Admission: $10
Bookings: here

Indigenous Design website here

Image: Nicole Monks, Yarning and yarning, 2016, wild wallaby yarn and knitting needles. Photo credit: courtesy of the artist