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 2022.

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


*Dates subject to change

Online MSDx Gallery - Studio, subject and student web pages open for material submissions (see below for upload process)

Monday, 07 November 2022
Install Begins - All studios to begin setup/install of spacesMonday, 14 November 2022

Online MSDx Gallery - Gallery go live

Thursday, 17 November 2022 

MSDx Exhibition Opening

Register for the event via EventbriteLinks to an external site.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Venue: Glyn Davis Building (Building 133)
Time: 6pm -  9pm

MSDx Summer Exhibition Friday, 18 November – Friday, 02 December
MSDx Summer - Student collection of workSaturday, 03 December - Wednesday, 07 December
MSDx Summer - Throw out and reset studio roomsThursday, 08 December - Friday, 09 December


Not sure how to build your showcase page on the digital gallery website? Here's some instructional resources:

1. MSDx21 Students Tutorial

2. MSDx21 Studios TutoLinks to an external site.

3. MSDx21 Tutorials Tutorial

Copyrighting and referencing advice for your digital gallery page

It is important to remember that we are not able to rely on the usual copyright provisions that apply to the use of third-party copyright (e.g. photographs, maps and other visual media) in an educational context for the ​online exhibition.  As such, selection of the images that are chosen to be included in the online exhibition must be done carefully.

If at all possible, original student works are the best option for your online exhibition.  It is important to ensure that the work is an original work, not a derivative work created from material created by third parties.

In order to assist with making sure your online exhibition is copyright compliant:

  • Watch the video ‘Working with Images and Copyright’ on this page of the ABP study and research guide
  • You'll need to reference any third-party images.  If further referencing guidance is needed, please contact the Library:
  • Refer to the ABP study and research guide to look at referencing two recommended referencing styles (APA and Chicago) don’t cover all of the resources types you might include, so library staff have had to provide exemplars which cover images, maps, annotated maps, online maps, social media photos, ABS data, etc.


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 repurpose 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.


Please register via Eventbrite

We will have COVID Safe stands stationed at all entrances.

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, including a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or change in sense of taste or smell – however mild.

Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University for support and advice.

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.


This semester, for the first time, we are offering prizes for the best exhibition displays (by subject), and have some incredible people coming in as prize judges.

  • Best Over-all Exhibit
    • Rachaporn Choochuey, Design Director - all(zone) (Designer of this year's MPavilion)
    • Jen Zielinska, Creative Director, MPavilion
  • Best Multi-Media Exhibit
    • Fleur Watson, Executive Director & Chief Curator: Centre for Architecture Victoria Open House Melbourne
    • Alex Selenitsch, Artist, Architect, Academic

    The MSDx Awards will be announced on opening night (Thursday, 17 November).

    6.30pm: 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 reshare:

  • #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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