Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV said RMIT has been the NGV’s valued Design Partner since 2015 and the University’s generous support has helped to empower many leading and emerging designers and architects from around the country.
“Together, we’ve been able to realise and present ambitious new work at the NGV, as well as ignite important and thought-provoking conversations about the state of design in this country,” said Ellwood.
As Design Partner, RMIT is the official sponsor of the NGV Architecture Commission, an annual competition that invites Australian architects to design a site-specific work of temporary architecture for the Gallery’s Grollo Equiset Garden.
This year’s winning commission, Temple of Boom by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang, is an evocative reimagining of the Parthenon in Athens. The structure celebrates the enduring beauty of ancient monuments and considers how context, time and place affect architectural design.
Another facet of the partnership is RMIT’s role as Design Partner for Melbourne Design Week, an event which also encompasses Melbourne Art Book Fair and now Melbourne Design Fair.
“Working in collaboration with NGV and Melbourne Design Week curators, our researchers focus on innovative ways of staging their future focused research, and propositional artefacts, for public exhibition purposes,” said Marshall.
“The goal is to further our shared research agenda, develop novel techniques and attract new sources of support to advance design and architecture.”
Ranked the number 1 university in Australia in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject, RMIT has a renowned offering of architecture and design programs. More information about these areas of study and research can be found here.
Story by: Rosie Shepherdson-Cullen