The Dulux Gallery is our largest exhibition space and is named to reflect the support we have received from this key supplier to the building industry.
About the Dulux
In our work we come up with ideas, explore and develop them using the Library and the Workshop, and then show the results through exhibitions and publications.
The Dulux Gallery is our largest exhibition space and is named to reflect the support we have received from this key supplier to the building industry. The MSD has strong links with industry partners and there are many names associated with different rooms and spaces.
The Dulux was a key facet of funding the MSD, which was built using a combination of funds from government, university and philanthropic sources. It went through approval processes in 2008, but as it received the go-ahead, the 2008 GFC occurred.
With the success of the project uncertain, Dean Tom Kvan worked with property professionals to successfully develop new funding approaches importantly including finding philanthropic support alongside the other sources.
The Dulux Gallery is named in recognition of the sponsorship and support by Dulux Australia of the MSD. The University is pleased to be in a partnership with this leading supplier to the industry.
A manufacturer and supplier of paints and finishes widely used in our industry, Dulux Australia has long supported the ongoing development of the professions, notably through their annual program, the Dulux Study Tour, as well as the many other professional programs around the country. Extending these, the sponsorship of the Melbourne School of Design contributes to the education and development of our professions broadly.
The Dulux Study Tour represented a rare opportunity to be totally immersed in an appreciation of the many facets of world architecture. Taking the time out of life to stop and visit great cities and experience great buildings has been hugely inspirational. The Dulux Study Tour accelerated my growing sense of the possibilities for future directions in architecture and I’m sure this will resonate with me for many years. Mel Bright, MAKE Architecture, 2013 participant