This free event is a great opportunity for those interested in the contemporary textile design scene to hear from the experts.

Speakers will address a range of issues including sustainable design practice, creating original designs from client briefs and the issue of copyright, the relationship between small designers and the media and a fascinating comparative study of the work of designers Nance Mackenzie, Jenny Kee and Catherine Martin.

Examples of the work of contemporary designers will also be on display.

Speakers include: Lindie Ward, Curator, Powerhouse Museum; Cecilia Heffer, Senior Lecturer, School of Design, UTS; Penny McIntyre of Think Designer Prints; Martine Kilo, Production Manager of cloth Fabrics; and design journalist Andrea Jones.

Free. RSVP essential 9978 4178.

Sunday 26 September 10:30 am to 3:00 pm