Ros Moriarty is managing director and co-founder of both Balarinji and the Moriarty Foundation.
Moriarty, who is best known for the Balarinji-Qantas collection of art aircraft featuring Aboriginal designs, talks about why Indigenous design matters and how it is becoming more important for architects and designers alike to understand and appreciate the 65,000-year old culture from where it evolved.
Balarinji is a Sydney-based strategy and design business best known for the Balarinji-Qantas collection of art aircraft featuring Aboriginal designs. Established 35 years, Balarinji’s work for public and private sectors spans public art and curatorial, cultural design principles for major infrastructure, stakeholder engagement, branding campaigns and digital. The studio’s clients include Qantas, Microsoft, Caltex, Aurecon, WSP, Transport for NSW, Downer EDI, Lendlease, Woods Bagot, Hassell and the Australian Paralympic Committee.