Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an exciting exhibition of works by textile, fashion and industrial design students from the Australian National University, Canberra Institute of Technology and University of Canberra.
Initiated by Craft ACT, students were challenged to repurpose Centenary of Canberra flags and banners along the theme of ‘Flagging our Future’.
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“It gives me great pleasure to see our 2013 Centenary celebrations continuing to inspire and challenge our artists, designers and community,” Ms Burch said.
“I encourage all Canberrans to visit the exhibition and see firsthand the work of our future artists and designers.
“Congratulations to Reuben Bokaba, a student in the Textiles Workshop at the ANU School of Art, who has won the Chief Minister’s Prize for his imaginatively conceived and beautifully executed dress. This work of art will now go on display in the Legislative Assembly for a year.”
Canberra CBD Limited has made available the exhibition space at the old JB HiFi premises, downstairs, East Row, next to McDonald’s. The exhibition is on until 23 November 2014.
DESIGN Canberra is a four day festival celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. For more information visit http://events.craftact.org.au/design-canberra/.
Photo – Minister Burch and Reuben Bokaba with his winning entry in the Centenary Flag Project