Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Design Tasmania & MAT meets

Image - Living Set by Chalit (Num) Kongsuwan 2010. © Design Tasmania Wood Collection. Peter Whyte Photography.
Mr Richard Mulvaney, Branch President Museums Australia Tasmanian Branch invites Museums Australia Tasmania members to the upcoming Committee meeting, to be followed by a tour of Design Tasmania and presentation by Karina Clarke, the new CEO. 

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
Time: Meeting: 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Tour: 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Where: Design Tasmania, Tamar Street Launceston Refreshments will be served.

Karina Clarke, our host. Julia Charles Photography

Meet Karina, museum colleagues and explore Design Tasmania

Karina

Karina Clarke Chief Executive Officer took up her position in late February 2016  after moving from the University of New South Wales as Program Director and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design. Karina returned to Tasmania after forging a successful design career with over 25 years experience across education, interior design, furniture design, design manufacturing, management, and retail branding.  In 1992 she undertook a Masters degree in Furniture Design at the Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania studying under John Smith and Kevin Perkins. This was a formative time in developing her design practice and instilled a respect for the skills and knowledge of others and an appreciation of craft, craftsmanship, sustainability and collaboration. Karina has worked for Chiswell Furniture creating award winning furniture designs and developing a new range for the long standing Australian owned business.  She was  Product Development manager Country Road homewares, lighting and furniture. 

Design Tasmania

Design Tasmania is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Tasmanian design and craft on a local, national and international platform. Celebrating 40 years as a recognised leader in the delivery of exhibitions, educational workshops, and professional development programs which support local designer/makers. DT is committed to engaging with the community to help empower their understanding that design can make a difference. The future of design/making in Australia is dependent upon the support of organisations such as Design Tasmania to ensure that our initiatives continue foster expansiveness and dynamism in the sector. 


Prototype of 'Foliar' by Adam Cornish-one of the Australian designers featured in the travelling exhibition
Resolved - Journeys in Australian Design
"Good design acts as a change agent and allows us to go about our daily tasks with minimum effort. It affords us the opportunity to make a difference in the world and to that end Design Tasmania has continued to make a difference in the lives of designers artisans manufacturers and the broader community of Tasmania. It has historically taken Tasmanian Design to International trade fares and built relationships all over the world. I will continue to extend the reputation and brand name of Design Tasmania to National and International audiences."  Karina Clarke

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