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[AdA] moves into New Office
The head office of the AdA is now at 27 Derby St Collingwood, Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
[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.