Melbourne Design Week - Jack’s Reloaded: Material as Memory

Melb Design Week - Jacks Magazine

Jack’s Magazine opens its doors for a unique site-specific exhibition of moving image, sound and installation works.

Designers, artists and guest speakers examine and extrapolate Victoria’s cultural narratives through an analysis of the material history of basalt within the framework of deep time. From shaping the Victorian landscape to in-turn being reshaped by humans, basalt transforms into foundations, iconic buildings and streets of our urban centres in the form of bluestone.

It is critical that we understand bluestone not only as relic, as symbol, as commodity, but as lava flow, geographic modifier and as a definitive carrier of Indigenous and colonial stories. Exploring these relationships may generate new readings of the past and new perspectives of a future fast approaching.

Open House Melbourne is running a river cruise to Jack’s Magazine on Sunday 24 March. Visit the Commuter Afloat event page to make a booking.

This event is curated by Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov in partnership with Working Heritage,City of Maribyrnong and Open House Melbourne.


  • Saturday, 23 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday, 24 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Jack’s Magazine , Magazine Way, Maribyrnong 3032  View Map

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