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Application Open - Front/ Centre by DENFAIR - Emerging Makers


Nancy Ji, Winner of Front / Centre 2018, showcased with Craft Victoria

Nancy Ji, Winner of Front / Centre 2018, showcased with Craft Victoria

Your chance to exhibit at DENFAIR 2019 (20-22 June 2019)

To support and promote new Australian design, DENFAIR is putting emerging designers at the forefront with Front / Centre, a gesture of our support and promotion for new design. This initiatives invites representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest of crafted design from their region.

Exhibiting at DENFAIR will give exhibitors the opportunity to present their work before a concentrated audience of design professionals, suppliers, retailers and national and international media receptive to and invigorated by new ideas in design. This includes a feature in Green Magazine who will be covering the initiative.

Who can apply:

  • Designers, design-based studios and makers that are based in Australia and that have been practicing for 5 years and under.

  • Designers, design based studios and makers that are practicing within each participant’s state/ country.

  • Designers whose work presents a point of difference, new way of thinking or application.

  • Selected designers and their work will reflect front/centre’s vision, i.e. sourcing and promoting local rising talent in design with the objective of exposing them to commercial opportunities via specification, production channels and press. Selected work must therefore have a commercial viability to it.

  • Designers can be involved in Front/Centre for no more than three consecutive years.

  • Only one piece per exhibitor or multiple pieces if part of a series (smaller objects). Once shown at DENFAIR products cannot be exhibited again.

  • Products should ideally be new works or works completed in the past 12 months.

  • Exhibitors may not display the same product on their stand if exhibiting at DENFAIR in addition to front/centre.

  • The product remains the property of the designer/ participant and must be protected by appropriate insurances as required. DENFAIR will not be liable for any loss or damage to the products at the event or during shipping.

  • All participants will require public liability.

Earlier Event: January 22
Unzipped @ Lord Coconut
Later Event: February 18
Application Open - Art Red Hill