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Sustain Me: Contemporary design

It’s not too late to check out the sustainable designs at COFA’s Sustain Me: Contemporary Design exhibition.

Sustain Me: Contemporary design


August 12th, 2009

The Sydney Design 09 festivities continue with Sustain me: Contemporary design at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery at the College of Fine Arts (COFA).

The exhibition explores the role design and designers have in continuing the sustainability conversation, and in keeping it from losing its “tangible value and status as a universal catch-cry from chronic over-use”.

On display is a range of designs using ‘post-consumer waste’ and renewable resources such as clay and natural fibres through to the development of design tools assisting in sustainable design research.

The exhibition hopes to develop ideas of sustainability within 21st Century design asking the question: “What happens when ‘inspiration meets ‘application’?”

Exhibitors on show are: Luisa Cevese, Anna Lise De Lorenzo, Lisa Gasparotto, Rebecca Green, Yoshikazu Hasegawa (Japan) and Prue Venables, Nancy Walinyinawuy Guyula, Steven Harrison, Instyle Contract Textiles, Andrew Maynard Architects, Julie Paterson (cloth fabric), Elliat Rich, David Trubridge (New Zealand) and Mark Vaarwerk.

The exhibition is on now until 22 August 2009.

Open 10am – 5pm Mon – Sat
Ivan Dougherty Gallery
College Of Fine Arts
University Of NSW Cnr Of Selwyn Street And Albion Avenue, Paddington



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