members are encouraged to secure their tickets for Geelong Design Week 2023 early to avoid disappointment, with
just over a week to go.
Design Week champions the creativity and innovation that makes Geelong our
country’s first and only UNESCO
Creative City of Design.
19-29 October program features more than 50 exhibitions, talks, film premieres,
and unique experiences on all things design, architecture, fashion, green
infrastructure and more.
tours of The Dell Eco Reef, presented by the City, Alex Goad of Reef Design Lab
& Bay City Scuba, are proving popular with the community keen to explore
the 46 wave units in waters off Clifton Springs. Bookings are available for
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.
design of the sculptural units is reducing beach erosion, providing wave break
protection, attracting oysters and mussels and enhancing the beauty of the
Dell Eco Reef was one of the innovative solutions recognised last month when
the City of Greater Geelong was named on the Australian Financial Review BOSS
Most Innovative Companies list for 2023. The reef also won a number of
Australian Good Design Awards 2023.
The Dell Eco Reef, which was designed and created by Alex
Goad for the City, contributes to making our region more climate resilient and
doubles as a unique tourist attraction.
artificial reef combines innovative tech and ecological expertise, and really
needs to be experienced in person to fully understand how it functions, its
positive impact and its beauty.
Dell Eco Reef and other events during Geelong Design Week reflect our region’s
innovative mindset, creativity and drive to find better ways to care for our
people and our environment.
proud to celebrate the diverse range of designers from Greater Geelong with two
‘Local Designers Showcase’ events running daily, presenting jewellery,
furniture at Customs House and wallpaper and lighting, furniture and fabric
design at the Wurriki Nyal Civic Precinct. Both events have free entry.
of Small Business & Design’ is another Geelong Design Week highlight,
hosted by Julia Green from Greenhouse Interiors on Friday 20 October and
featuring insights from Resident Avenue’s Jessica Bettenay and Designer and
Presenter Lucy Glade-Wright.
members are invited to help build the ‘House of Fast Fashun Installation’ (a
house made entirely of clothing and textile waste), create couture outfits out of clothing and textile waste and participate in a
runway show on Thursday 19 October.
‘DIY or DIE Fashion Show and Cocktail Party featuring Fast Fashun’ at the
National Wool Museum on Friday 20 October is a chance to wear and show off
locally made garments, trashion and everything in between.
Mayor Anthony Aitken
Geelong Design Week is set to demonstrate our
region’s willingness to be enterprising, adaptive and forward-thinking, as part
of our community’s vision to be recognised as Clever and Creative.
are more than 50 events to choose from on a range of topics, including
human-centred design, how green design can transform cities, the power of slow
fashion and creating infrastructure out of waste ground coffee.
Geelong’s story is one of transformation into Australia’s only UNESCO City of
Design and this is just another way that we are pushing the boundaries,
inspiring the community and encouraging collaboration.
out the program and secure your tickets at geelongdesignweek.com.au.