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 objects that we use every day, from the chairs to the cup to the lighting and the cushions.
The Sit Place, as described by Aboriginal poet Aunty Bea Ballangarry, is a special place for sharing, connecting and spiritual contemplation
Visitors to the exhibition will hear original poetry composed 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.
CUSP opens to the public at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney on July 6th 2013 until 31st August 2013. The exhibition will travel to various venues around Australia for 18 months.
Listen to Alison Page, Creative Director of the National Aboriginal Design Agency talk about her exhibit for CUSP; The Sit Place – a new vision for the Australian Lounge room made with Aboriginal design products.