Bridging Hope Charity Foundation

Bridging Hope Charity Foundation is Principal Partner of UNSW Art & Design’s Annual Graduate Exhibitions and Screenings.

This visionary multiyear partnership between Bridging Hope Charity Foundation and UNSW reflects our mutual philosophy and deep commitment to supporting emerging artists. Nurturing artists in the early stages of their careers is integral in creating prosperous, healthy and happy communities.

Bridging Hope’s support for UNSW Art & Design recognises Sydney’s leading art and design school as one of the world’s leading creative education institutions, with an outstanding record for producing critically acclaimed artists, designers and media creators. Bridging Hope generously supports the immense talent graduating from UNSW Art & Design and is excited about a range of programs the Foundation is looking to become involved in over the coming years.

Australian Design Centre

The Australian Design Centre is proud to present Designing Bright Futures 2017 in partnership with UNSW Art & Design.

Designing Bright Futures surveys twelve of the most outstanding 2017 UNSW Art & Design graduating students across the Bachelor and Masters of Design fields including: jewellery, textiles, graphics, object, interactive and spatial design.

Students have been selected for the ways in which their work explores and promotes ideas of innovation and sustainable practice, capacity for social impact, commercial viability and the role of design in advancing well-being. The designers are: Tulla Carson, Emma Dalling, Daniel Flynn, Jacalin King, Eugena Kouvaros, Bridget Long, Michelle Miller, Mia Sabel, Ruby Shapiro, Julia Sharkey, Olivia Spark and Jessica Zinga.

To assist these emerging talents, the Australian Design Centre (ADC) will present one student with the prestigious ADC UNSW Art & Design Award. The ADC has a long and notable history of exhibiting and supporting UNSW Art & Design students and graduates and has worked with the university in recent years to present workshops, forums and events. 

This exhibition celebrates the optimism, ideas and ambitions of the next generation of designers and makers. Designing Bright Futures continues ADC’s commitment to supporting the work of makers and designers at every stage of their careers.

Special thanks to guest co-curators: designer Liane Rossler and UNSW Art & Design Lecturer Stephen Goddard.