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The Stories Behind the AdoreMat Range

Family Spirit by Brentyn Lugnan This design features striking interlinked life forms and, according to the artist, depicts how “we are all connected, family extends across distance”. Gathering of Berries by Bibi Barba The circle in the centre represents gathering of knowledge with Tribes coming together. The small circles represent the berries that are offered to…

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Inside Magazine

National Aboriginal Design Agency is featured in the current edition of Inside Magazine http://www.australiandesignreview.com/features/34984-national-aboriginal-design-agency  

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Westpac Foundation

National Aboriginal Design Agency is proudly supported by the Westpac Foundation The Agency recently produced a 2 minute video for Westpac Foundation to show how their support is helping us to change peoples lives, please view this short video Thank you to Bibi Barba and Brentyn Lugnan for agreeing to be involved in this video…

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String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

Alison Page, Creative Director, National Aboriginal Design Agency has created a ‘Pop Up Shop’ as part of String Theory : Focus on Contemporary Australian art, an exhibition that brings together over 30 different artists and artist groups from around Australia. String Theory is open at the MCA until 27 October 2013.   The string theory shop has…

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CUSP Designing into the Next Decade

The National Aboriginal Design Agency is currently working on an exhibition for CUSP Designing into the Next Decade. Named The Sit Place, Alison Page  creates a  new vision of the Australian lounge room as it will contain stories about the land and its people told by Aboriginal artists. The medium for the story will be the…

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Interwoven Exhibition June 2013

The National Aboriginal Design Agency exhibited at this years Interwoven Exhibition organised by the Design Institute of Australia at The Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern, Sydney. The exhibition was an enormous success and a stunning visual landscape of hand made original textiles. The National Aboriginal Design Agency exhibited hand screen-printed hemp with designs from our…

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Hotel designer denies copying Aboriginal paintings

“This type of exploitation of our treasured Aboriginal Artists is the reason why we established the National Aboriginal Design Agency. Aboriginal artists have the right to economically benefit from the international thirst for Aboriginal art and storytelling, particularly as it moves into the built environment and  design. We have been working closely with Aboriginal intellectual…

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The Australian Financial Review

There’s a new evolutionary principle at work in the design industry: the rise of the allegorist. Exquisite form and exceptional function are no longer enough. A design must have a narrative that renders it worthwhile. Australian indigenous design takes this storytelling to epic proportions. Aboriginal designers and craftspeople are delivering beautiful and functional pieces. Among…

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