Nanette Cameron: Objectspace Master of Craft recognises the achievements and legacy of a woman, who has played a seminal role in interior design. For over 40 years, Nanette has inspired and empowered thousands of women by introducing them to art and design through the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design. Her passion and influence are still alive today and she continues to travel and teach.
Nanette Cameron established the first interior design school in New Zealand, before the introduction of interior design in tertiary organisations. As well as an educator, she has been a practitioner, advocate, and commentator on interior design, plus an influential conduit between interior design and the worlds of architecture and the visual arts. Dr Rachel Carley, a senior lecturer in Design and Visual Arts at Unitec, writes: “Her contribution to a constellation of creative practices over a 47 plus year career is substantial.”
The focus of the exhibition is a room, designed by Nanette Cameron, which is a testament to the values and sensibility of her teaching. It includes works from her private collection and new works chosen for the installation. The curatorial team includes film maker and costume designer Kirsty Cameron, Katie Lockhart – interior designer and stylist, and producer Vivienne Stone.