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This week, the Governor and Mr Howard visited several exhibitions being staged as part of Melbourne Design Week, as well as visiting the Surf Coast Shire. 


This week, the Governor and Mr Howard were very pleased to have had the opportunity to visit several exhibitions being staged as part of Melbourne Design Week.  In a year when Victorians are welcoming back so many of our beloved festivals after a necessarily different year in 2020, the Governor and Mr Howard have welcomed the chance speak to many artists, performers and members of Victoria’s significant creative community over the past weeks. 

Melbourne Design Week in 2021 runs from 26 March to 5 April, and this year is focused on the theme ‘design the world you want’, inviting designers to demonstrate how they can collaborate to create a better and healthier future for the planet. As part of their tours of various installations, the Governor and Mr Howard visited Future Food SystemA New NormalWonderstruck and Jam Factory.  Since its inception in 2017, Melbourne Design Week has grown to become Australia’s largest design festival.  Learn more about Melbourne Design Week here

While the Governor and Mr Howard conducted many virtual visits to regional centres during 2020, the return to the in-person program of regional visits has been a particular highlight of 2021.  This week saw the Governor and Mr Howard visit the Surf Coast Shire, where they toured just some of the area’s many highlights. Learn more about their visit here, and for more information about the Surf Coast Shire, visit this website