Design has a vital role in shaping a fast-moving world: it’s about applied creativity, engagement and collaboration, as well as the art and craft of making. ANU Design responds to the opportunities and challenges of our rapidly changing world, and draws inspiration from the incredible new forms of design that are emerging. ANU Design is about the future of design, and the BLUEPRINT Showcase is your opportunity to show how you are creating that future.
ANU Design combines the latest digital technologies with hands-on making in printmaking, photography, video, animation, ceramics, wood, glass, metal-smithing, textiles, drawing, sculpture and painting. Recognising this diversity, BLUEPRINT will showcase all types of design: physical or digital, visual or 3-dimensional, practical or playful.
The list includes:
The range of formats is just as broad and includes:
BLUEPRINT provides a platform for the innovative design and making being produced by Canberra’s college students. As a way to further highlight exceptional design work, $5000 will be awarded in the following categories:
Design that represents innovative thinking and expert execution.
Design that demonstrates a novel combination of digital and material processes.
Design that identifies and responds to issues of sustainability or ethics.
Design that engages with real contexts and audiences.
Awards will be presented at the BLUEPRINT exhibition opening.
The BLUEPRINT exhibition will be hosted at the ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery. Exhibition opens 10th August 2017.
The BLUEPRINT website will offer a rich interactive showcase and allow viewers to learn more about each of the entries.
Submit your entries here.
ANU Design offers a free student workshop on best practices for preparing a design folio - ideal for BLUEPRINT entries as well as gearing up for university application. Art and Design teachers, contact us here to organise for ANU Design staff to visit your school.
The ANU School of Art & Design has an active outreach program offering a variety of options for student visits and on-site workshops. Art and Design teachers, contact our Outreach staff for more information.
View the FAQ page here.