Minister for the Arts opens Flagging our Future

Tuesday, 4 November 2023

Minister for the Arts opens Flagging our Future

DESIGN Canberra is delighted to invite you to the official opening of Flagging our Future, a major ACTivate exhibition opening 4pm Wednesday 19 November, 2014.

Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch has been confirmed to open the exhibition, a collaborative project featuring work by students from the Australian National University-School of Art-Textiles Department, University of Canberra-Faculty of Arts and Design- Industrial Design Course, and Canberra Institute of Technology-Department of Design Industries- Fashion Design.

Flagging our Future presents the work of students who have taken up the challenge to up-cycle the Canberra Centenary flags in innovative and exciting ways. Not only will the exhibition encourage viewers to see the centenary flags in a whole new light, it will showcase Canberra’s emerging art and design talent.

Avi Amesbury, Executive Director of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, and Creative Director of DESIGN Canberra says of the exhibition:

Flagging our Future encourages students from Canberra’s premier design institutions to reflect on the city’s centenary year, and engage with some important centenary objects in a creative and sustainable way. It will bring students from these three institutions together for the first time in a major exhibition, allowing new links to be forged between the institutions and showcasing the various strengths of students from a range of design disciplines.”

Flagging our Future was driven by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles at the ANU School of Art; Carlos Montana Hoyos, Associate Professor and Convenor of Industrial Design at UC and Penny Boyer, Head of the Department of Design Industries, CIT. Kirk, Montana Hoyos and Boyer are supported by Exhibition Manager, Sara Edson, Curator, Julia Greenstreet and Exhibition Designer, Lisa Capezio of Capezio Copeland.


Flagging our Future will be open daily from the 20 – 23 November.

Location: Lower Level, Saraton Building, Corner East Row and City Walk in Civic, next to the bus interchange and opposite King O’Malley’s Irish Pub. DESIGN Canberra signage will be easily visible.

Image: Reuben Bokaba, Canberra Autumn Winds, 2014, tube dress with skirt. Photographer: Peter Kongmalavong.

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