For the past two years, DESIGN Canberra has invited a local designer to create the look and feel of the festival aligning with the chosen theme. Canberra-based designer and maker known for her work with timber, Chelsea Lemon, has been selected as the designer in residence for the 2018 DESIGN Canberra Festival, delivering a fresh approach and innovative flair to the festival.
Our DESIGN Canberra Platinum Partners, CRE8IVE, will apply and interpret Chelsea’s look and feel across digital, marketing and event platforms.
Chelsea’s work questions archetypical furniture and showcases a new and fresh approach to a traditional woodworking technique. Her practice incorporates art into craft and design and offers a new perspective on furniture design within Australia.
“As the 2018 festival theme explores geometry, I created a design that refers to the geometric buildings and visual forms which create our city,” says Chelsea Lemon.
From 5-25 November 2018, Chelsea Lemon will be the designer in residence creating new work for DESIGN Canberra exhibitions including “The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti”, participating in the prized contemporary design auction and creating a bespoke gift for festival partners.
DESIGN Canberra Festival has been created for all interests and all ages, with most events throughout the festival free and easily accessible. Last year, the festival attracted a record 94,000 people.
DESIGN Canberra is the primary outreach program for Craft ACT, a not-for-profit membership-based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. Craft ACT promotes and celebrates excellence and innovation in contemporary craft and design, and is supported by the ACT Government; the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments; and the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body