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    Special Event to honour the life of Jane Burns AM (1932-2024)

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    Jane Burns AM passed away just short of her 92nd birthday. She was the driver behind the beginnings of what is now Australian Design Centre. Jane made a huge contribution in her professional life as a passionate advocate for Australian craft, leading the Crafts Council of Australia for two decades and her many achievements that promoted craft here and overseas.

    On Thursday 30 May we will host an event at ADC for craftspeople and the many other people in the arts who knew Jane, to come together and honour Jane’s immense contribution.

    All are welcome. 

    Read more about Jane here in Gina Fairley’s obituary for Arts Hub.

    Read more about Jane here in this article by Grace Cochrane for Object Magazine

    Australian Design Centre acknowledges the extensive contribution Jane Burns AM made to Australian contemporary studio craft, a tireless dedication spanning over five decades. 

    Image top: Jane Burns AM, Image: Grace Cochrane

    Please note:
     This event will be documented with photography and/or video and the images/footage may be shared online. By attending the event you understand that you may be photographed/videoed and you give permission for the images/footage may be shared online for promotional purposes.

    There is a ramp at the side entrance of ADC (Palmer St) and wheelchair-accessible toilet on the lower gallery level. Access to the lower level is through the main entrance off William St. Please ask our friendly staff for assistance. A full gallery Access statement is available to download from the ADC website.

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