Design Nation Live Canberra

Date: Sunday 14 April, 2PM

Venue: National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra


General Admission, Student / Concession and NGA Member tickets available.

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Comedian and self-proclaimed design nerd Tim Ross brings Design Nation, his acclaimed talk to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. In it he explores the fascinating and often surprising stories of some of what he calls the “invisible icons” of Australian design. From the Stackhat to the iconic Dolphin Torch, Tim uses his trademark wit to ask us to rediscover these ubiquitous, everyday objects of Australian design through previously untold stories, personal anecdotes and design narratives, revealing how our unique design histories have helped shape our national identity.
Tim’s inventive take on architecture and design has seen him win an AWGIE award for his top rating ABC TV series Streets of Your Town. In 2016 he was invited to speak at the opening of the London Design Museum. In March 2018, Design Nation, the exhibition on which this talk is based, opened at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. In May 2018, Tim was awarded the National Trust Heritage Award for Advocacy, in July 2018 he presented the Heritage Council of Victorias annual address and in November he presented the Griffin Lecture for the Australian Institute of Architecture at the Press Club in Canberra.
Hosted at the National Gallery of Australia, the show runs for 1 hour and 15 mins and including a question and answer session.

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Canberra Dates

Sat 13 April, 1PM – General Admission, Sat 13 April, 1PM – NGA Member, Sat 13 April, 1PM – Student / Concession, Sun 14 April, 2PM – General Admission, Sun 14 April, 2PM – NGA Member, Sun 14 April, 2PM – Student Concession, SUN 14 APRIL, 2PM GENERAL ADMISSION, SUN 14 APRIL, 2PM NGA MEMBER, SUN 14 APRIL, 2PM STUDENT CONCESSION


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