Design Canberra has launched the 2016 festival with a new look, feel and format. With an extensive schedule of 100 + events along with a list of international guests, this year’s festival is set to impress local, interstate and international audiences, and will undoubtedly solidify the city of Canberra as a global city of design.

Scheduled until 25 November 2016 in the nation’s cool little capital, Design Canberra presents a series exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, jewellery, homewares and more.

More than 26,000 visitors flocked to the 2015 festival. Numbers are anticipated to be larger this year with the event running over a new longer format of four weeks.

This year also featured a tribute exhibition of about 50 unique handmade objects by design luminary Robert Foster (1962-2016) set among his spectacular installation The Journey, of ‘ossolites’ in ActewAGL headquarters. But if you missed it, have no fear! There are many more workshops and events to come with ‘trashion’ installation artist Francis Sollano (Philippines), public conversation with sustainable designer David Trubridge (NZ), international design perspectives from Giovanna Massoni (Belgium), urban renewal inspiration from Marcus Westbury, tours of acclaimed Canberra houses, artists’ open studios and more.

To make Design Canberra 2016 even better, the team are offering the ultimate festival experience, exclusively to OutInCanberra subscribers.


Included in this prize is:

– A weekend at the Vibe (2 nights): Must be used by 31st January 2017, subject to availability, not available with any other discount offer/ promotion, non transferable
– Tickets to the David Trubridge event on 24 November at 6:30pm
– Phoebe Porter Earrings
– An original Megan Jackson screen print of the festival
– 10% off at Craft ACT


For you chance to WIN this amazing prize, finish this sentence in 25 words or less, “If I could change Canberra…”

Entries close: Tuesday 22 November, 4pm.