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The Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design is a collaboration between the National Museum of Australia, the Alastair Swayn Foundation and The Swayn Gallery of Australian Design. The Fellowship program has a vision to increase public awareness and connection to design, through collections, collaborations, exhibitions, events and research and will establish the Swayn Centre for Australian Design in 2022.

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2019–21 Inaugural Senior Fellow Adrienne Erickson
Swayn Fellowship program 2019 Swayn Fellowship program
Swayn Foundation About Alastair Swayn

Tim Ryan, Chairman, Alastair Swayn Foundation:

This is a significant step for the Foundation as custodian of the legacy of Alastair Swayn. Increasing public awareness and appreciation of every aspect of Australian design through funding exhibitions, events and research is the core objective of the Foundation


The National Museum of Australia gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from the Alastair Swayn Foundation to make possible the  Swayn Fellowship in Australian Design.

Logo block featuring the National Museum of Australia and the Alistair Swayn Foundation

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