Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making Melbourne - September 17-18, 2015

In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, The National Craft Initiative presents Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making.

Informative, inspirational, and provocative, Parallels will host some of the world's leading thinkers and practitioners in contemporary craft and design. This two-day event will see more than 25 international and local speakers explore the future of contemporary craft and design; sharing their stories and presenting new mindsets.

The stellar lineup of speakers include Wava Carpenter of L’ArcoBaleno and Design Miami (USA); Trevyn & Julian McGowan of Southern Guild (South Africa); Brodie Neill of Made in Radio (London); Cyril Zammit of Design Days Dubai (UAE); Antonio Arico (Milan, Italy); Gijs Bakker (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi of Formafantasma (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Mavis Ganambarr of Elcho Island Arts (Elcho Island, NT); Simon Hasan of Craft & Industry (London, England); Shun Horoki of the East Japan Project (Tokyo, Japan).

Curated by Ewan McEoin and Simone LeAmon of the new Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the NGV, Parallels offers an optimistic platform to interpret how local/global forces are reshaping the convergent worlds of craft and design.

Design Tasmania will host the inaugural Parallels Tasmanian Design Camp with international guests leading a design workshop on Bruny Island for 20 participants over a 3-day program of professional development. 19-22 September 2015