We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Holding Space for Melbourne Design Week

Monday 21 March — Friday 25 March, 8:30am — 9:30am
Accessible Toilet

Holding Space is a series of breakfast conversations that will provide a platform for education and discussion around the expertise and ingenuity of Indigenous design. The backdrop for these discussions is a curated selection of Indigenous design pieces which inform each conversation. Over the five days, hear from: Jenna Lee, Hannah Presley, Lisa Waup, Peta Clancy, and Kait James.

Designed to promote and elevate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and the desirability and intrigue of Indigenous thinking in the world of contemporary design, these highly curated events will spark conversations and new collaborations, whilst elevating and celebrating Indigenous design practices.

Agency promotes, supports and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, culture and people through the facilitation of bespoke learning opportunities, exhibitions  and events for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences.  Working together with Indigenous designers and knowledge holders, Agency presents a series of conversations which explore and reflect on traditional and ongoing design processes. These practices are integral to community, sustainability and Country, and are vital vehicles of intergenerational knowledge and cultural transfer.


Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.

The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.

Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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