MSDx and student exhibitions

Find helpful 'how-to' information on installing your work in MSDx and other student exhibitions.

This is your guide to installing your exhibition display at MSDx Summer 2023

If you have any suggestions for information you'd find helpful, we'd love to hear them! You can contact the Melbourne School of Design Exhibitions team with your ideas.


Check the floor plan of the MSDx space allocation by studio PDF download


Install Begins - All studios to begin setup/install of spacesFriday 10 November, 2023

MSDx Exhibition Opening

Register for the event via EventbriteLinks to an external site.

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023
Venue: Glyn Davis Building (Building 133)
Welcome to Country smoking ceremony: 4:30pm 
Time: 5pm -  9pm

MSDx Summer Exhibition Thursday, 16 November - Friday 1 December
Monday - Friday
Time: 8am - 7pm
MSDx Summer - Student collection of workSaturday, 2 December – Wednesday 6 December 2023
MSDx Summer - Throw out and reset studio roomsThursday 7 December - Friday 8 December 2023


Be safe!

MSDx Summer exhibition display set-up is a big task! Please be mindful of people in the building and take all necessary precautions to minimise any risks.

Your Studio Leaders have completed a Risk Assessment and requested equipment they think you will need to use.

Note: Practice safe working environments, and ensure all access pathways are clear of hazards.

A really important note we want to share based on past installs - please do not stand on any furniture. Ladders will be supplied. Please ask roving staff if you are having trouble locating a ladder.

Install tips and equipment

* Download PDF of Studio layouts and dimensions
* Download MSD Events Installation Guide here
* Past Presentation Examples here

MSDx Equipment kits will be distributed on all floors by the elevator, the Makerspace on Ground floor and B117 foyer area. All equipment must be returned after use. Please use equipment safely - if you're not sure how to use a piece of equipment, ask a staff member.

We supply studio rooms with:

  • Push Pins
  • Blue Tac
  • Magnets

Dedicated kits will be distributed at each level. They will be equipped with:

  • Extra Push Pins
  • Step Ladder
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Spirit Level
  • Masking Tape
  • Ziploc Bags

Other general tools to be provided upon request (i.e., power boards, extension leads, hammers, mallets, laser measures).

Note: If you plan to exhibit heavy items (>10kg), suspend work or construction builds, you MUST contact MSD Exhibitions to discuss installation.

Sensitive display areas

Atrium Perforated Walls – Please only secure works/prints with T-pins or Push pins provided.
Please don't use Screws, Tape, Glue gun, Double-sided Tape Velcro, or Blu Tac, as these will cause damage to the surfaces.

Concrete Finish Walls (B1, B2) - Blu Tac will stain the walls and cause permanent scarring. Please ask staff for assistance if you wish to display on the concrete walls.


At the exhibition launch

As part of the MSD Green Impact sustainable event and exhibition practices we will be serving most of our drinks in cans. If you are a wine drinker we will be encouraging you to bring along your own cup to help us cut down on single plastic usage.

After the exhibition

We re-purpose posters that are not collected by students at the end of the exhibition. For example, we donate posters to various kindergartens within the community for craft activities. If you are not comfortable with your work being donated please let us know and we will earmark their work for the recycling bin.

  • If you have any feedback or ideas, you are welcome to email us at MSD Exhibitions


Please register via Eventbrite

You are required to have a ticket to attend the opening night. Staff will be positioned at entrances to check tickets and provide wristbands once checked in. Only individuals with wristbands will be permitted to appreciate the light refreshments provided.


  • Best Over-all Exhibit
    • Judging panel to be announced
  • Best Makerspace Exhibit
    • Judging panel to be announced
  • Best Multi-Media Exhibit
    • Judging panel to be announced
  • The MSDx Awards will be announced on opening night - Wednesday 15 November 2023

    7.15pm: The winners will be called to meet the judges and presented with the awards.

    7.30pm: The People's Choice Award will be announced.

Voting for People's Choice Award

To vote please scan the QR code placed on the MSDx exhibition descriptors and follow the instructions. They will be found throughout the building from Ground to Level 4.


If you would like your work featured on our social please post on your own channels and tag us so we can re-share:

  • #MSDx (Twitter/Instagram)
  • @MSDSocial (Instagram)
  • (Instagram)

If you'd rather send your work straight to us for sharing: and

Thanks to each and every one of you for your hard work, and enjoy opening night!

MSD Exhibitions team

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