In the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the NGV’s history, the Rigg Design Prize 2018 exhibition brings together 10 leading Australian interior designers and decorators, who have each created a purpose-built room within the gallery.
The designers involved and shortlisted for the $30,000 prize include Amber Road, Arent & Pyke, Danielle Brustman, David Flack, David Hicks, Hecker Guthrie, Martyn Thompson Studio, Richards Stanisich, Scott Weston Architecture Design, and The Society Inc by Sibella Court. Find out who won here!
So glad we’re not choosing, because they’ve all created some seriously exceptional spaces in response to the 2018 theme: Domestic Living. ‘The Rigg Design Prize 2018 recognises the central role that interior design plays in our lives and reflects the NGV’s commitment to elevating the cultural value of contemporary design in Australia,’ tells NGV’s Director Tony Ellwood. ‘The participants’ concepts are thoughtful reflections of interior spaces and their ability to shift perceptions and tell personal stories of place and identity.’
Taking place every three years, the Rigg Design Prize was established in 1994 and is the generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg, a former Secretary of the NGV’s Felton Bequests’ Committee. Previously known as the Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, it was originally focussed on Victoria, but went Australia-wide in 2015. Past winners include Neville Assad (1994), Robert Baines (1997), Louise Weaver (2003), Sally Marsland (2006), Simone LeAmon (2009), Marian Hosking (2012) and Adam Goodrum (2015).
Rigg Design Prize 2018 Exhibition
October 12th to February 29th, 2019
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design
Federation Square, Victoria
Saturday, October 13th, 2pm
Rethinking Design and Interiors: Shashi Caan
Saturday, October 13th, 5pm