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Furniture Design Award launches open call, plus winners of small sculpture and portrait prizes, and literary shortlists.

Australian Furniture Design Award 2024

The Australian Furniture Design Award boasts $20,000 in cash prizes and is now open for entries from Australian designers, studios, collectives and firms. Presented by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft, the biennial Award celebrates the most interesting and innovative furniture and lighting design being created in Australia today. The Award is a two-stage competition with an open call and an opportunity for shortlisted entrants to develop and realise their designs during Melbourne Design Week 2024.
Registrations close 11 October; learn more and register.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_