Geelong Design Week is a 10-day community event celebrating Geelong’s global recognition as Australia’s only UNESCO Creative City of Design.

Geelong Design Week will return in March 2022 with the theme ‘Taur’ which means ‘belonging’ in the language of the Wadawurrung, Traditional Owners of Djilang (Geelong).

The event will showcase how design can respond to our need to belong, how we are creating places and spaces accessible to all, and how staying connected keeps us safe and promotes a better quality of life. In Wadawurrung language, we are one with our country, we are all connected.

Event host applications are open until Friday 12 November.

About Geelong Design Week

A successful 22-event partnership in 2019 with the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Design Week program, progressed to become a stand-alone event in 2020 with more than 80 events. However Covid-19 forced the cancellation of this program.

In 2021, Geelong Design Week returned with the theme ‘Unpredictable’ and attracted more than 6000 people who were inspired, challenged and delighted by events showcasing local design and creativity.

More than 50 local designers, artists, innovators, schools and community groups hosted events across the 2021 program, which included Rone’s major exhibition at Geelong Gallery.

The new Open Studios Trail was another highlight of the event, with more than 800 people following the trail to discover 15 local artists in studios and creative venues across the Bellarine Peninsula.

Almost a third of the 2021 audience came from outside Greater Geelong, demonstrating potential for Geelong Design Week to become a flagship destination event for the region.

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Read the full 2021 event report

Geelong Design Week 2021 image gallery