Design Revisited: With designer's Marita Leuver in conversation with Graham Rendoth
DESIGN Canberra’s Design Revisited series supported by the Alastair Swayn Foundation, is a unique opportunity to celebrate design history, design education and design excellence in a city of design.
This Design Revisited event, held at the iconic Shine Dome, celebrates the work of Marita Leuver, Principal and Creative Director of Sydney-based studio Leuver Design. Marita Leuver has been at the top of her profession for more than 25 years, applying her passion for graphic design that is distinctive, intelligent, evocative and, above all, functional. With her mother, an Illustrator and father who is an Art Director, it was perhaps inevitable that Marita would choose a career in graphic design. In 1997, Marita established her own practice, Leuver Design, which has become synonymous with Australian culture.
Her portfolio includes the logo and identity for the Sydney Opera House as well as branding and campaign design for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Art Fair, Sydney Film Festival, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Kaliman Gallery, BKH, Dinosaur Designs, Christine Manfield’s Universal restaurant, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Symphony, Powerhouse Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Together with Graham Rendoth, Marita will talk to what can we learn from the 70s to achieve transformation in contemporary design – sustainability, community, experimentation, education, cross fertilisation? And what is it about current society which makes these ideals feel like a distant memory?