DENFAIR continues to support emerging design talent with the return of the Front Centre program in 2020. A DENFAIR initiative, Front Centre is an opportunity for creatives from across Australia to place their work in front of industry-leading adjudicators, who select the most outstanding works for a final shortlist.
Front Centre 2020
These are showcased at DENFAIR in a gallery-style display. The winner receiving ongoing support via DENFAIR connections and a chance to take the next step with a free stand to showcase their designs at DENFAIR 2021. Additionally, the design industry recognition continues beyond the show, with promotion through DENFAIR’s channels and coverage through our media partners.
Design Tasmania are charged with ensuring that they build on, enhance and expand what has been achieved. They are mandated to ensuring that Design Tasmania and Tasmanian design will increase in esteem in Tasmania, Australia and internationally.
JamFactory is a unique not-for-profit organisation that champions the social, cultural and economic value of craft and design in daily life. Through our programs we inspire audiences, build careers, and extend contemporary craft and design into new markets.
Australian Design Centre
Australian Design Centre (ADC) is a major contemporary craft and design organisation igniting creative ideas and building cultural vibrancy. Through our exhibition, festival, touring, retail, publishing and learning platforms, we take a lead role developing and supporting Australia’s makers and designers and building audiences for their work across the country and internationally.
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. We promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in contemporary craft in everything we do – in our retail space, exhibition gallery, membership program, events and throughout our annual DESIGN Canberra festival.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects & designers. Established in 1976, it is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries.
Craft Victoria is a national leader in the craft and design sector, promoting a cutting-edge vision of hand-crafted practice in the 21st century. For 50 years Craft Victoria has supported the growth of thousands of makers, nurtured hundreds of small creative businesses and challenged the boundaries of craft practice. Craft has built a vibrant and sustainable contemporary craft and design community by supporting, showcasing and celebrating all craft disciplines.
Sturt presents contemporary design courses for adults and school-age students, accommodating students with a range of interest and skill level from professional to beginner, through full-time, part-time and weekend ‘short-courses’ plus extended intensive instruction within a Summer or Winter School.
Green is Australia’s leading publication for inspirational stories on sustainable design, featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles. Discover spectacular urban, regional and coastal architecture featuring cutting-edge environmental ideas. View the latest in local and international product design in Upfront, and read about the innovative projects in residential and community gardens.
Collarts (Australian College of the Arts Pty Ltd) is a dynamic independent tertiary education college full of passion, individuality and opportunity. Focused on creating real career pathways into the creative sector for students, Collarts delivers industry-based learning coupled with strong personal and professional development.
Surface Squared is a privately owned Australian business with offices in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. We specialise in sourcing decorative surface and substrate materials from the best manufacturers in the world, including ABET Laminati and Holz in Form.
Whether you are an Architect, Interior Designer, Builder, Cabinet Maker or managing a building project Surface Squared are here to assist with your ideas and execution.
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