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Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Alison Page is an award-winning creative at the forefront of contemporary Australian Aboriginal design and storytelling. As a descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation, and as a leading force in the Australian design scene, she champions the contemporary creative expression of Aboriginal identity.

Page’s creative practice explores links between cultural identity, art and the built environment. As one of three associates of Merrima Design from 1995-1999, she worked with various Aboriginal communities in the delivery of culturally appropriate architectural services. She founded her own interior design studio in 1999 and has since completed projects spanning interiors, public art, installations and film. The film-making comes through a collaboration with cinematographer Nik Lachacjzak who has had over 20 years of experience in all facets of production.

Until recently, Alison was the founding CEO of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and Director of their annual Saltwater Freshwater festival. She was the founder of the National Aboriginal Design Agency, and was a member of the expert panel for the federal government’s Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous People. She appeared for eight years as a regular panelist on the ABC TV show, The New Inventors.

Alison is an Honorary Professor in the School of Design at UTS.


  • –present
    Honorary Professor, University of Technology Sydney