Design Tour Through the Koorie Heritage Trust Collection

Thu 21st March, 2019
Koorie Heritage Trust
Lvls 1 & 3 Yarra Building, Federation Square
Price: $15
A closer look at intergenerational design practices.

At The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square discover a collection of historic artefacts and contemporary design objects representing an intergenerational design practice that’s been evolving for more than 60,000 years.

Spanning more than 4000 items, the artworks and artefacts lovingly archived and examined at the Koorie Heritage Trust include the functional (eel traps, possum-skin cloaks) and the decorative (emu feather skirts, jewellery), but all are connected by a deep cultural significance.

Go behind the scenes and learn more about the treasured design objects in the trust’s collection during this tour, led by assistant curator Zenzi Clark. You’ll also hear from respected artist Maree Clarke and Marlene Scerri, who used ancient techniques to craft the emu feather skirt in the collection, one of only two in Victoria.

Now in its third year, Melbourne Design Week runs from March 14 to 24. Presented by the NGV’s Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, the annual international design event features more than 200 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops that explore how design can shape the future.

From 6pm to 7pm.

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