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Celebrating Australian Design through Exhibition, Events and Community Activities

Alastair Swayn significantly influenced the Australian landscape through his architectural practice and love of design. His appreciation for interdisciplinary collaboration emphasised his commitment to progressing innovative Australian design on a national and international level. He was instrumental in establishing the Gallery of Australian Design as a founding sponsor and board member.

The Gallery was renamed the Swayn Gallery of Australian Design in honour of his contribution. The Swayn supports research into influences and future trends in Australian architecture and design as part of the Swayn’s objective to promote and advance national historical and contemporary design culture and education.

The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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