David Lancashire

The standing of Melbourne designer David Lancashire in the global design community is reflected in his membership of AGI and appointment to the board of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda).

He is deeply involved with INDIGO, a network of designers set up by Icograda to explore the topic of Indigenous design and its meaning and interpretation throughout the world. INDIGO provides a platform for design practice as it contributes to the formation of national and regional cultural identities.

David’s expansive portfolio ranges from logos and printwork, which is represented in prestigious local and international collections and museums, to exhibition spaces and, most notably, interpretive design, evident in world-class visitor and cultural centres across Australia, including the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.

His distinctive work in this area derives from an abiding interest in cultural diversity, open-hearted collaboration with Indigenous cultures and capacity for understanding the natural environment.

Recent projects include the exhibition A Day in Pompeii at Melbourne Museum, the marine precinct at Melbourne Zoo and The Makers Workshop in Burnie, Tasmania.