The Sit Place, CUSP: Designing in to the Next Decade
Alison Page as then Creative Director of The National Aboriginal Design Agency created a new vision of the Australian lounge room in The Sit Place for CUSP: Designing in to the Next Decade.
The Sit Place as described by poet Aunty Bea Ballangarry is a special place for sharing, connecting and spiritual contemplation.
The lounge room will contain stories about the land and its people told by Aboriginal artists. The medium for the story will be the objects that we use every day, from the chairs to the cup to the lighting and the cushions.
Visitors to the exhibition will hear original poetry by Aunty Bea Ballangarry AM, a respected Elder and poet from the Gumbaynggirr people of the Mid North Coast of NSW. The poetry inspired by authentic designs created by Aboriginal artists, Brentyn Lugnan, Jeremy Devitt and Lucy Simpson.
By linking audio with sensors, the room will literally ‘speak to you’ and tell you the story behind the design.
The exhibit is a showcase of the National Aboriginal Design Agency and demonstrates the potential of Aboriginal design.
The exhibition will travel to various venues around Australia for 18 months.
Listen to Alison Page talk about her exhibit for CUSP; The Sit Place – a new vision for the Australian Lounge room made with Aboriginal design products.