Patrons and Partners


Dr Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu

Dr Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson



 Design and Technologies Week 2019   

SYTYCD Student Competition 2019



Bendigo Art Gallery


“As fashion and textiles are niche offerings in our international exhibition program at Bendigo Art Gallery, attracting audiences nationwide, we are delighted that the Design and Technologies curriculum focuses really well on many of the elements in our exhibitions such as use of technology, materials, research and collaboration.”

                                      Helen Attrill - Education Officer                                              Bendigo Art Gallery

Melbourne Museum


“Melbourne Museum partners with DATTA to support Design and Technology in cross-disciplinary enquiry projects, utilising Museological practices and resources.”

                      Dr Liz Suda - Program Co-ordinator, Humanities Education                    Melbourne Museum


       "STEM and Design & Technologies education is so important because those who practice        and teach the skills, knowledges and attributes associated with these disciplines are also,         from my perspective, the ‘renegades’ that Australia will ultimately be depending on to arm         the next generation with the attributes and capabilities needed to weather the storm of the            Fourth Industrial Revolution, and will secure Australia’s position in the industrialised world                                             into the 21st Century and beyond."                 More here.                                                                                                                                                          Karen O’Reilly Briggs - Bachelor of Technology Education Coordinator                               La Trobe University

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery


“Designers bring beauty, deep thinking, emotion, imagination, humour, meaning and brilliant functionality to our lives. The value of Design and Technology education programs is that they prepare our young designers for an exciting future of creative thinking and problem solving as they grapple with the skills involved in making well designed and crafted objects.”

                                    Jill Anderson - Education Officer                                          Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery


 “DATTA have been a brilliant source of support for Discovery. Being a regional education facility it is great to have an organisation that not only brings professional development opportunities to towns and cities outside of Melbourne but also help support us in our efforts to provide professional development to others.”

                                         Alissa Van Soest - Science Communicator                                          Discovery Science and Technology Centre



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