Design events

Geelong’s design calendar is colourful, vibrant, engaging and inclusive.

DesTech Conference

DesTech is a multidisciplinary space where practitioners, academics and researchers explore and share the most recent advances in the interaction of design, engineering and technology. The four-day program includes keynote speakers, presenters and exhibitors, envisioning future applications of design and technology centred around the themes of inclusion, innovation and interdisciplinary design.

Poppykettle Children’s Festival

Celebrating the book of the same name by local author, Robert Ingpen, the Festival began in 1991 and aims to ignite the imagination of Kindergarten and Primary aged children with workshops, activities and performances that will stimulate their minds, engage their bodies and fuel their creative expression.

Geelong After Dark

Geelong After Dark is Central Geelong’s annual night of arts: transforming the streets, laneways and venues of Geelong’s CBD. The event provides a program of exciting and unique pop up performances, installations and arts experiences.

Geelong After Dark

Festival of Glass

The Festival of Glass is a unique and distinctive cultural and social event. It celebrates the beauty, adaptability and usefulness of glass; and it highlights the interconnections between glass art, craft and industry.

Festival of Glass

Mountain to Mouth

M~M is an extreme arts walk, connecting the region’s Indigenous past with a contemporary audience through the use of an 80km-long ‘songline‘.  Songlines have been used by indigenous cultures across Australia for thousands of years to navigate country. The paths of the songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance, and paintings. A songline can span the lands of several different language groups and nations. The melodic contour of the song describes the nature of the land over which the song passes. Listening to the song of the land is said to be the same as walking the songline and observing the land.

A Canoe is a totem of the journey, and takes physical form, being carried from the songline’s start in the You Yangs, to Barwon Heads, where this ephemeral symbol is burned, joining land and fire with water.

Canoe Artists: Leornard Tebegetu & Mahony Keily; Photographer: Ed Sloane
Canoe Artists: Leornard Tebegetu & Mahony Keily; Photographer: Ed Sloane

Scarf Festival

Held annually since 2008, the Scarf Festival, showcased at the National Wool Museum, attracts hundreds of local, national and international entries and celebrates all things scarf.

Scarf of the Year 2016, Arachne's Cobweb, Jean Inglis
Scarf of the Year 2016, Arachne’s Cobweb, Jean Inglis

 

 

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