Some may say design is solutions-driven, whereas art tends to pose more questions than answers. The boundaries between the two disciplines are increasingly blurred, with many intentionally challenging the idea of using ‘functionality’ to differentiate the two.
In the past decade, Victoria has seen a considerable boom in its design sector alongside a rapidly increasing population. Major calendar events such as MPavilion, Craft Victoria’s graduate show FRESH! 2023, Top Designs 2023 at Melbourne Museum and development programs such as the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Blak Design initiative or the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, speak to this focus and demand for design practices.