Past Event

A Sense of Place: David Lancashire in Conversation

Presented by Dominic Hofstede


Sat 20 May 1:30pm - 2:45pm


Free, no booking required


Education Theatre, National Gallery of Victoria
180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank Victoria, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Wheelchair accessible

David Lancashire is one of Australia’s most renowned and respected graphic designers. He studied fine arts at the Circle Studio from the age of eleven and went into design studios and advertising before emigrating to Australia in 1966. 

In 1976, he started his own studio in Melbourne, working on packaging, corporate identity programmes and publication design. He had a life-changing experience when he began working with Indigenous Australians on visitor centres and museums in 1993, interpreting one of the oldest cultures on earth. 

In conversation with fellow designer Dominic Hofstede, David will reflect upon the critical transformative moments of his rich and varied career, and discuss the importance of legacy in a profession where so much is ephemeral.


Dominic Hofstede

Dominic Hofstede is a partner in the international design studio Mucho. In 2009, he established, an online archive of Australian graphic design from 1960 to 1990. In 2014 he was appointed an adjunct senior research fellow at Monash Art, Design and Architecture where he is a teaching associate in communication design.

David Lancashire

David Lancashire is an interpretive designer for exhibitions, signage, multimedia, branding, packaging and publications. He has been recognized with numerous awards and mentions in books and has more than thirty-five years experience in the industry.

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