UTOPIA: Design. Auction. Party.

November 2019
06:00 PM AEDT
November 2019
09:45 PM AEDT

UTOPIA: Design. Auction. Party.

Celebrate the first weekend of the 2019 DESIGN Canberra festival with an opening party.

Enjoy experimental lighting design, an auction of contemporary studio-produced design, as well as music, local wines, craft beer and more.

WHAT: Utopia: DESIGN Canberra Opening Party.
WHO: Everyone is invited!
WHY: It promises to be a great night. Enjoy local wine, beer, design, DJ and more.
WHEN: 8 PM Friday 8 November 2019.

The DESIGN Canberra Festival (4-24 November 2019) is giving design-lovers the chance to have their own piece of contemporary Canberra design with the festival’s third annual design auction.

The design auction party will celebrate the best of Canberra design and will launch the festival with an opening-weekend party. Limited edition and one-off pieces from Canberra’s leading designers will be displayed on the night, highlighted by an experimental lighting design installation.

Artworks by established and emerging Canberra designers, artists and makers will be auctioned via online bidding, creating a unique opportunity for collectors from all over the world to own a piece designed and created by one of Canberra’s most exciting designers.

Purchase your ticket now!

Early Bird (till 17 Oct) - $15
Pre Sale - $25
Door - $35

Photo credits: Anisa Sabet

About Design Canberra



DESIGN Canberra celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design.

DESIGN Canberra 2019 employs the concept of utopia to harness the power of imagination to shape the future of design – in Canberra and the world.

Canberra is the perfect site for an examination of utopia in 2019. Design is in Canberra’s DNA. From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has always been a living design laboratory.
Delivered in collaboration with industry, associations and educational institutions committed to the design, arts and creative industries, the DESIGN Canberra festival is a city-wide celebration that transforms the nation’s capital into a hub of design each year.

Throughout November 2019, over 200 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, markets, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra. Now in its 6th year, the festival is for all interests and ages and most events are free.

Presented by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
One city
200+ events
Full program and tickets now online at designcanberrafestival.com.au

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