Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Formafantasma Portrait | Yellowtrace
Studio Formafantasma.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Formafantasma Studio | Yellowtrace
Workspace of Studio Formafantasma.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Gijs Bakker Portrait | Yellowtrace
Gijs Bakker.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Girl With The Pearl Earring by GijsBakker | Yellowtrace
Girl With The Pearl Earring by GijsBakker.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Simon Hasan Portrait | Yellowtrace
Simon Hasan.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Wrap Glassware | Yellowtrace
Wrap Glassware by Simon Hasan.

 

On 17th & 18th September, NGV in Melbourne will host some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in contemporary craft and design in a conference Parallels: Journey into Contemporary Making. This two-day event will see more than 10 international and 20 Australian speakers explore the future of contemporary craft and design – sharing their stories, presenting new mindsets and considering opportunities to further evolve the complementary worlds of craft and design.

Thanks to NGV, we are giving two lucky Yellowtracers the chance to win a two-day pass to the conference. Hooray! Read on to find out how to enter.

Created in partnership with the National Craft Initiative, the National Gallery of Victoria will host stellar international speakers including Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi of Formafantasma (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Gijs Bakker (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Wava Carpenter of L’ArcoBaleno and Design Miami (USA); Trevyn & Julian McGowan of Southern Guild (South Africa); Brodie Neill of Made in Ratio (London, England); Cyril Zammit of Design Days Dubai (UAE); Antonio Aricò (Milan); Mavis Ganambarr of Elcho Island Arts (Elcho Island, NT); Simon Hasan of Craft & Industry (London, England); Shun Horiki of the East Japan Project (Tokyo, Japan).

 

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Antonio Arico Portrait | Yellowtrace
Antonio Arico.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / The Blowing Man by Antonio Arico | Yellowtrace
The Blowing Man by Antonio Arico.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Southern Guild Portrait | Yellowtrace
Southern Guild.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / BABACAR by Southern Guild | Yellowtrace
BABACAR by Southern Guild.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Brodie Neill Profile | Yellowtrace
Brodie Neill.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Reverb Chair by Brodie Neill | Yellowtrace
Reverb Chair by Brodie Neill.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Lou Weis Portrait | Yellowtrace
Lou Weis of Broached Commissions.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Khai Liew Bedroom Chair | Yellowtrace
Bedroom Chair by Khai Liew.

 

Informative, inspirational, and provocative, visitors will be able to hear the latest ideas and thinking across broad terrains – from the hand made to the industrial, from studio practice, curation, technology, and retail strategy, to online markets, international exhibiting, limited editions, collectors and more.

Delivered as part of the National Craft Initiative (NCI) program, and curated by the new Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the NGV, Parallels offers an optimistic platform for Australian designers and craft practitioners to engage with international practitioners, buyers, and facilitators. This is an event created for anyone interested in understanding the new cultural and commercial landscape for contemporary making, or those interested in interpreting how local/global forces are reshaping the parallel (and convergent) worlds of craft and design. Full list of speakers, event programmes and tickets is available here.

Thanks to NGV, two lucky readers have the chance to win a pass to both days of the conference programme on Sept 17th & 18th (worth $400AUD each). For your chance to win, simply fill out the form below before Friday 4th September, 11:59pm EST. Good luck and see you there!

Entry to the Parallels Conference Ticket Giveaway has now closed. Thank you for your interest.

 

This Yellowtrace Promotion is proudly brought to you in partnership with NGV.

 

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Dale Hardiman Portrait | Yellowtrace
Dale Hardiman.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / MrDJ Play by Dale Hardiman | Yellowtrace
MrDJ Play by Dale Hardiman.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Melanie Katsalidis Portrait | Yellowtrace
Melanie Katsalidis.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Melanie Katsalidis Collection by Phillip Low | Yellowtrace
Melanie Katsalidis Collection by Phillip Low.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Dan Honey Portrait | Yellowtrace
Dan Honey.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Disposable Bottles by Dan Honey Portrait | Yellowtrace
Disposable Bottles by Dan Honey.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Elcho Island Weavers Portrait | Yellowtrace
Elcho Island Weavers.

Parallels at NGV Melbourne / Elcho Island | Yellowtrace
Pendants by Echo Island Weavers for Koskela.


[Images courtesy of NGV.]

 

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6 Responses

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    Keryn Hughes

    Hi. Are you aware that where you’re meant to enter for tickets to Parallel, it says this form is no longer accepting submissions?

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        Keryn Hughes

        Thanks a million for sorting it. I have been trying to get the Parallels daily program as i can probably only afford to attend one day and wanted to choose wisely. Now I may not have to choose at all….fingers crossed!

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    Clara

    Great to have these champions of design visit Melbourne. What a great conversation to sit in on. Hope to be there.

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    Emily

    What extremely talented crafters from all over the world! Would really love to be a part of this. Fingers crossed :)

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