Now an independent curator, writer and consultant, from 1988-2005 Grace Cochrane AM was the curator, later senior curator, of Australian decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Author of The Crafts Movement in Australia: A History (NSW University Press, 1992). For 40 years she has talked about the crafts and design in lectures and at conferences in Australia and overseas, has written for a range of journals and publications, and examined submissions from many PhD and Master’s candidates.

Australian Design Centre applauds Grace for her incredible contribution over many years to craft and design and her ongoing active involvement across the sector. 

Image credit: Courtesy of Grace Cochrane 2017.