The Sit Place as described by Gumbaynggirr Elder, writer and poet Aunty Bea Ballangarry is a special place for sharing, connecting and spiritual contemplation.
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 room contains stories about the land and its people told by Aboriginal artists. The medium for theses story are objects we use every day, from the chairs to the cup to the lighting and the cushions.
Visitors to the exhibition were able to listen to 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 literally ‘speaks to you’ and tells you the story behind the designs.
The Sit Place was a showcase of the National Aboriginal Design Agency and demonstrates the potential of Aboriginal design.
The exhibition traveled to various venues around Australia in 2014 and 2015.
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.
The room will literally ‘speak to you’ and tell you the story behind the design.