Australian Embassy
China

Australia@Beijing Design Week 2018

Australian innovation and technology on display at Beijing Design Week 2018

 

The best of Australian 3D immersive design will light up Beijing Design Week as Australia’s leading innovators bring outstanding Australian design to the Chinese capital.

Thirty design students will also showcase their work and share ideas at this year’s Australia@BJDW.

Australia’s Ambassador to China HE Ms Jan Adams said more than 300,000 visitors were expected to attend Australia@BJDW exhibitions and events at 751D·PARK.

“From architectural light installations to augmented reality and 3D printing, innovative design is at the heart of Australia@BJDW, whether exploring design solutions for seniors in our dynamic digital world or bringing ancient cultures to life for a modern audience,” she said.

Melbourne-based Mosster Studio’s immersive light installation ‘Walking through a Songline’ will see visitors walk through projected portrayals of the physical and cosmological paths forged by Australian Aboriginals across the Australian landscape.

Emerging Australian designers from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art will exhibit their work using cutting edge technology to give the audience a uniquely Australian experience.

During ‘Design Day Marathon’, 30 students from Australia’s Curtin University will join forces with Beijing’s Institute of Fashion Technology and other universities from around the globe to trouble-shoot problems faced by elderly internet users. Awards are on offer for the best design proposals at the three day workshop. 

Some lucky Australia@BJDW visitors will also have the opportunity to take in Australian design at its source, with the chance to win return Qantas flights from China to Australia.

Australian designers are available for interview and photo opportunities. Please direct media enquiries to Yadan Ouyang T: +86-10-51404246 E: Yadan.Ouyang@dfat.gov.au

 

Australia@BJDW 2018:

Date

Exhibition/Event

Location

21 Sept – 24 Sep

 

27 Sept – Oct 5

Design Marathon

Curtin University, Australia

 

Walking through a Songline

By Mosster Studio

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

 

Gearing Space, 1st Floor, 751D·PARK, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing

27 Sept – Oct 5

Griffith University Design

Gearing Space, 1st Floor, 751D·PARK, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing