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John and Ros Moriarty

The Australian Design Prize was established to recognise individual designers who are making or have made, a significant impact in Australian design over the course of their career.

There are few designers who have made such a contribution to Australian Design over the course of their careers as Ros and John Moriarty.

Since 1983, the Aboriginal owned and founded design and strategy agency Balarinji, has honoured culture, community and Country with its award-winning design products, projects and campaigns.

From their Qantas Flying Art Aircraft series to the Townsville Jezzine Barracks Redevelopment, The Burwood Brickwoods public art installation to  the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games uniforms, their iconic work speaks with an authentic voice, resonates with power and passion, and is designed to deepen understanding and respect for Aboriginal Australia and indigenous design.  

Encouraging engagement with Aboriginal people, culture, art, stories and identity through design is their legacy, and we hope this lives on for centuries to come.

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John and Ros Moriarty