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By Concrete Playground
July 16, 2020
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Design Canberra Festival 2020

Explore world-class design on our doorstep.
By Concrete Playground
July 16, 2020
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From architecture and interiors to world-class contemporary craft, this Canberra festival covers all things design. Running from Monday, November 9 through Sunday, November 29, Design Canberra celebrates our capital as a global design hub. As the city is home to top-notch food, wine and brews, too, it's the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway.

The festival will see more than 150 (mostly free) events, exhibitions, talks, tours, collaborations, artist studios and workshops take place across 21 days. The program celebrates Canberra's epic design history, including the city's renowned 50s architecture and its thriving community of artists.

Returning this year are the popular Open Studios, which will run every Saturday of the festival. You'll get to step inside the studios of some of Canberra's top makers and designers, where you can support local talent by directly purchasing handmade ceramics, furniture, jewellery, textiles, glass and more.

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Other program highlights include art installations and performances, behind-the-scenes tours of iconic architecture, hands-on workshops, a pop-up wine bar and a photography exhibition celebrating the streets of suburbia.

With so much art, architecture and new design popping up in Canberra this spring, we suggest you pack a bag, take a trip south and spend a couple of days eating, drinking and exploring the capital.

Design Canberra 2020 is taking place from Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 29. For the full program, head here

Top image: Open Studios, Five Foot Photography

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