Melbourne Fringe and Linden New Art are partnering together for a second year to present Design Fringe with its bold curatorial theme Design the Future: Don’t Waste Time. Design Fringe is an open access experimental design program that supports artists, designers and makers at all career stages.
This year’s exhibition theme Design the Future: Don’t Waste Time seeks to encourage both designers and visitors to rethink our relationship with objects, as well as raise awareness to help us to make better choices about what we buy.
The Design Fringe exhibition features the work of close to 80 designers from across Australia, and encompasses all types of design such as furniture, lighting, fashion, homewares, ceramics and textiles. Unique and experimental designs embracing the theme include a repurposed vacuum cleaner that is now an entertainment device providing sound and music designed by Kaspian Kan as well as specially commissioned work by First Nations designers Nicole Monks and Mob in Fashion.
Other designers of note in this year’s exhibition include Edward Linacre, Sarah Tracton and Marta Figueiredo.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda
Carlisle Street Arts Space, St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda