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The Vitra Fellowship

In partnership with Vitra Design Museum and CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole), Arts Tasmania offered an annual fellowship valued at $5 000 to a Tasmanian designer to attend an international design workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet, an in the southwest of France (Poitou-Charentes region) between 2008 and 2013.

CIRECA, in co-operation with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, presented international summer seminars at this unique historic location, led by renowned international designers, architects and artists. The week-long seminars focused on insights into the design process and the challenges of creativity, lateral thinking and practical skills.

The fellowship included full participation in one of the week-long seminars offered, as well as an exclusive personal tour of the Vitra Design Museum and collection in Basel. The Vitra Design Museum is an internationally acclaimed cultural institution that continues to make a significant contribution to the research and dissemination of design. More information on Vitra Design Museum is available at


2013 Sue Hall

2012 Nadine Kessler

2011 Tracey Allen

2010 Natalie Wallis

2009  Judith Abell

2008 Poppy Taylor