03/04/2018

[AdA] moves into New Office

The head office of the AdA is now at 27 Derby St Collingwood, Victoria.

18/03/2018

National Design Summit 2018

The National Design Summit held on Wed 8 March 2018 at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney was attended by a range of Australian and New Zealand design luminaries, including AdA’s CEO Jo-Ann Kellock, who addressed the Summit and outlined the Australian Design Alliance efforts in policy to date.

  • National Design Summit 2018
08/03/2018

Inquiry into the proliferation of inauthentic Indigenous ‘style’ art

The Australian Indigenous Design Charter was presented to a Parliamentary Committee public hearing in Melbourne on Thursday 8 March. Dr Meghan Kelly (Deakin Uni), Jefa Greenaway (IADV) and Russell Kennedy (Deakin Uni) co-presented the Charter to the hearing.

  • Inquiry into the proliferation of inauthentic Indigenous ‘style’ art
28/02/2018

Engineers Australia’s Samantha Zdjelar joins the [AdA] Board

The AdA Board accepted Samantha Zdjelar’s nomination as Director to the AdA Board at the February 28 Board meeting.

05/01/2018

Australian Fashion Associations Merge

Council of Textile & Fashion and Australian Fashion Chamber Merge to become Australian Fashion Council
On Wednesday 18th October 2017, the two premier industry bodies, the Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC) and the Council for Textile and Fashion (CTF), announced their intention to merge demonstrating that Australia’s fashion and textile community is united and working collaboratively.

  • Australian Fashion Associations Merge
01/11/2017

[AdA] AGM held in Sydney on 1 Nov 2017

The AdA AGM was held on November 1, 2017, which saw Dr Brent Jackson, Engineers Australia, step down after his second term as Chair of the AdA Board.

  • [AdA] AGM held in Sydney on 1 Nov 2017
31/10/2017

Geelong named a UNESCO City of Design

It’s where the ute was born, and mechanical refrigeration was pioneered. Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the city being designated as a UNESCO City of Design.

  • Geelong named a UNESCO City of Design
22/05/2017

[AdA] to Co-Chair of HK Business of Design Week Advisory Panel

On 19 May 2017 the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews,
announced with Hong Kong officials that Melbourne had been selected as the Business of Design Week partner city for 2018.

  • [AdA] to Co-Chair of HK Business of Design Week Advisory Panel
09/05/2017

[AdA] Initiates the Designers on Board Program

The AdA launched its first series of ‘Designers on Board’ workshops in Melbourne with the program aimed at giving designers and executives in the not-for-profit or creative community sector an overview of their responsibilities when taking on a Director position.

  • [AdA] Initiates the Designers on Board Program
09/05/2017

NAVA Executive Director Tamara Winikoff Resigns.

After twenty-two years, Tamara Winikoff OAM has announced her resignation as Executive Director of NAVA, the peak national body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector.

  • NAVA Executive Director Tamara Winikoff Resigns.