A heartfelt thank you to our community for making IRREGULAR a success

A heartfelt thank you to our community for making IRREGULAR a success

In the heart of North & West Melbourne, a remarkable event unfolded, showcasing the power of community and collaboration.

The IRREGULAR exhibition, a highlight of Melbourne Design Week, was a testament to the dedication and creativity of our local community and the tireless efforts of our incredible team.

From the initial stages of applying for funding to the final touches of visually representing brilliant ideas, our team worked long hours to deliver an outstanding community affair.

The success of IRREGULAR was made possible by our committee of hardworking volunteers who brought their skills and expertise to the table, ensuring that every aspect – from social media and marketing to graphic design, branding, curation, and exhibit design – was meticulously covered.

A team of RMIT students (Harlan Guo with William Hartawan, Mada Aldeeb, Delfina Estrada and Luuk Verbaal) led by Dr John Doyle came up with the beautiful scaffolding design of the exhibition.

A special thank you goes out to our hospitality members who rose to the challenge and delivered a world-class collaborative taste of North & West Melbourne.

Manzé, Lumen People, Bread Club, Whitebark, Mörk Chocolate, Melrose Pizza 3051, Twang Brewery, and Willows & Wine – your involvement was invaluable, and we are deeply grateful for your contributions.



We are also immensely thankful to our incredible partners for their generous time and efforts.

The Scanlon Foundation, Studio Vico, Our Community House, Common Architecture & Design, RMIT University – Architecture, North West City News, Anna Castles Architecture, Lucas Mills, Anna.K Photography, Creffield Digital Printing, LPC, and Elyte Focus, all playing crucial roles in making this festival possible.

Our heartfelt thanks extend to our passionate MC, Andy Fergus, for hosting an engaging evening in conversation with Rob Adams and Jane Homewood.

David Sornig’s insights from his book Blue Lake gave us a rich understanding of the history and landscape of the precinct.

We are also very thankful to our panellists, Courtney Holm (A.BCH), David Sequeira, and Professor Melanie Davern, for their generous discussions and insights about our precinct. 

Our interactive exhibits were enjoyed by all. Laura Martires’s interactive map, designed for kids young and old, collected feedback from the community on our precinct with plans to be further explored at schools with curated workshops. 

The addition of Minecraft “Arden Precinct” will also be available to continue envisioning the future of our community.

A big thank you to Elio Sarpi from Houses of North & West Melbourne for his fascinating talk, sharing discoveries and stories about the history of our community.

Above all, we are thankful to all of you who came, contributed, and helped make the magic happen. Your support and participation were the driving forces behind the success of IRREGULAR. Together, we have created something truly special, and we couldn’t be prouder of our community.

Stay tuned for updates and see these ideas come to life!

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