Design Institute of Australia announces Hall of Fame inductees 2009

03 May 2010
Sydney (Australia) - The Design Institute of Australia has inducted six new notable designers as members of The DIA Hall of Fame for 2009: Derek Wrigley, and Fred Ward [posthumously] from ACT, Alma Maccallum, David Davenport, Donald Goodwin and Edward Healy from New South Wales.
Sydney (Australia) - The Design Institute of Australia has inducted six new notable designers as members of The DIA Hall of Fame for 2009 at The Treasury Club, Sydney Town Hall, on 23 April 2010. The new members are Derek Wrigley, and Fred Ward [posthumously] from ACT, Alma Maccallum, David Davenport, Donald Goodwin and Edward Healy from New South Wales.
 
In making the announcement, Joanne Cys, National President of the Design Institute, explained that, "The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 as part of the Victorian Design Awards to highlight the work of Victorian designers, at all career levels and over a broad range of design disciplines. The program highlights the significant contribution made to Australia's economic and cultural development by a dynamic design profession. In 2006 the program became national and included designers throughout Australia," she said.
 
The Hall of Fame has recognised the outstanding achievements of the following forty designers who have contributed to the promotion of design excellence:
1996: Dr Alberto Alessi [International Award], Grant & Mary Featherston, Peter Geyer, Brian Davis, Richard Carlson, Tony Wolfendon, Ken Cato, Susan Cohn, Fred Moylan, Stephen Bennett and Jane Parker
1997: Gary Emery, Phillip Zmood, William and Keera Le Lievre, Dr. Francis Burke and Ross Madden
1998: Brian Sadgrove, Rae Ganim and John Truscott
2005: Geoff Fitzpatrick
2006: Brian Smyth, Sue Carr, Madeline Lester and Michael Bryce
2007: Thomas Heath, Florence Broadhurst, Carl Neilsen, Leslie Walford, Ian Kidd, Barrie Tucker, Rob Miller Smith, Rob Pataki and Dario Zoureff
2008: Gerry Mussett, John Redmond, Richard Henderson, Tom Hewitt and David Robertson

Read the full biographies of all the Hall of Fame members on the DIA website.
 
The DIA Hall of Fame is a continuing program and considerations are currently underway for selection for new members for 2010.



For further media information, please contact:
 
Geoff Fitzpatrick
Director-National Strategy
Design Institute of Australia
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W: www.design.org.au