Tasmania Makes: a new annual platform for creatives
Launceston is the site of a new annual platform for Tasmanian craftspeople that launches December 8 with the opening of an exhibition titled Tasmania Makes.
From the South-East Coast to the Cradle Coast, Hobart to Launceston, 11 designers from design disciplines spanning furniture, ceramics, jewellery and object design have been invited to re-imagine and refine their practice, responding to local or global imperatives.
“Known for our thoughtful, resourceful and naturally sustainable ways of working, Tasmania boasts an ever-growing reputation for reliably good design and distinct designer vernacular”, said Michelle Boyde, Artistic Director Design Tasmania.
“From an architect creating small-scale ageing-in-place objects, a lighting designer researching sustainable surfboard materials, and a master ceramicist delving into composting toilet designs, the designers you will see are crafting the future in a uniquely Tasmanian way”, Michell Boyde said.
The exhibition runs from 8 December 2023 to 3 March 2024 at Gary Cleveland Galleries, Design Tasmania, Corner Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston, Tasmania.
Image: Stools by Ben Grieve-Johnson, one of the makers whose works will be shown at Tasmania Makes.
Learn more at designtasmania.com.au