The Governor of Tasmania, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner and her partner Richard Warner are hosting an event on Wednesday December 7th to celebrate the significant contributions made by Design Tasmania to the design community, nationally and internationally.

One of Tasmania’s most successful and enduring arts organisations, Design Tasmania is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

Design Tasmania founder, the 87-year-old Gary Cleveland will be attending the special event at Government House along with more than 200 Design Tasmania advocates and supporters. Organised as a tribute to the organisation, the event will celebrate and honour their achievements including the international success of the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection (25 years), the Design Tasmania Award (10 years) and the innovative programs that support, promote and inspire designers, enterprises and the Tasmanian community.

Design Tasmania has had a longstanding relationship with Government House, having received the patronage of former Governor of Tasmania, Sir Guy Green over many years. Sir Guy promoted Design Tasmania and assisted Gary Cleveland in his efforts to take the Tasmanian Wood Collection to America, Europe and China.

Engaging the community through exhibitions, professional development programs and retail space, Design Tasmania is one of the most important design bodies in Australia.

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