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Program 2023

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Melbourne Design Week 2023 celebrates design in an annual 11-day program of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops across Australia’s design capital


19-21 May 2023 at NGV
18-28 May 2023 across Victoria
image from Melbourne Art Book Fair

Exhibition Highlights

Choose from over 100 exhibitions throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria 

Open Table

25-27 May (3 sessions)

Pieces of Peace

20-27 May (9 sessions)

Perspectives Exhibition

20-28 May (11 sessions)

The Gentle Going Hour

26-28 May (4 sessions)

WASTE DREAM | From Waste to Furniture | A Circular Design Exhibition by Mater x Cult

18-24 May (6 sessions)

Landscape Architects as Change Makers

18-26 May (10 sessions)


Industrial Design Program RMIT + Ellis Jones
18-28 May (11 sessions)

Event Highlights

Explore a diverse program of talks, tours and workshops across 11-days 

Perspectives: Cultural Vocabularies

27 May

Design Your Own Universe

23-28 May (9 sessions)

MDW FILM FESTIVAL: Hunter from Elsewhere: A Journey with Helen Britton

20-28 May (2 sessions)

MDW FILM FESTIVAL: Robin Hood Gardens

21-27 May (2 sessions)

Australian Fashion: Past Present and Future

Bendigo Art Gallery
27 May

Hot Cities: Speculative Design, Artistic Visions and Practical Policy

RMIT Urban Futures Enabling Impact Platform and the International Institute for Applied Systems (IIASA) Analysis, Vienna
25 May

Hidden Rippon Lea: A Sonic and AR Experience of Underground Water Stories

28 May

Key Venues

Abbotsford Convent

Collingwood Yards

NGV Australia


NGV International

Melbourne Museum


No Vacancy Gallery

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