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Graphic Interventions

Graphic Interventions

The popular DESIGN Canberra graphic intervention project has transformed our city centre every November. In 2022, the program will be back.

A large-scale graphic intervention is an opportunity for designers to develop site specific works to transform public spaces and show them in a new light. In turn, the project enriches an artist’s practice, bringing diverse audiences to their work.

Our city’s design heritage presents rich opportunities for creative responses. Canberra is one of the few designed national capital cities in the world and the local Ngunnawal People’s culture of invention has been in motion for more than 75,000 years. Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, and contemporary and sustainable design developments today, are some of the many ways that Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.