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Flagging the issue.

Flagging the issue.

Posted Wednesday, 16 April 2014

DIA member proposes revisiting design for Australian flag.

Russell Kennedy FDIA, a past President of Icograda, Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and member of AGDA, has been involved with a pet project of his for the past twenty-five years: the design of the Australian flag.

According to Kennedy (and some others), the current design of the Australian flag ignores Aboriginal history, ‘only references a colonial history’, and ‘is, and will continue to be, an obstacle to achieving reconciliation in this country.

‘The Union Jack is viewed by many Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander people as a symbol of invasion, whereas a national flag should aim to represent unity,’ he says.

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What is an Accredited Designer™?

An Accredited Designer™ is a full member of the professional body who makes an annual commitment to comply with the DIA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

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‘Design is a fun and challenging way to provide solutions for clients.’

‘The DIA advocates for industry and government recognition, and to enhance the value of design to the Australian community.’

‘The DIA also assists designers directly with networking, forums, practice notes, awards and other member benefits.’

‘What a terrific asset.’

Diana Luxton Messara, FDIA off the cuff

Diana Luxton Messara, FDIA

Interior Designer, Primary Producer, Artist and Writer.

Lives:
Sydney

Likes:
Coffee; Curries; Aboriginal Art and Pure Classic Art.

Best design I've seen lately:
the Beijing Olympics ‘Birds’ Nest’ building.

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