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Asia Pacific Design Triennial Creative Director Announced

April 8, 2010

Ewan McEoin, past creative director of Victoria’s State of Design, has been announced as the creative director for Queensland’s inaugural Design Triennial.

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced Ewan McEoin as the Creative Director of the first Design Triennial to be held in Brisbane 4-10 October, 2010.

“Ewan brings to the Design Triennial extensive national and international expertise in the business development and delivery of design events, having led the Victorian State of Design Festival from 2007 to 2009,” said Ms Bligh.

“The Triennial is the centrepiece of our Queensland Design Strategy 2020 which is a whole of government action plan that is harnessing good design to strengthen the economy, enhance creativity and encourage business and public sector innovation.

Mr McEoin is also a board member of the Design Research Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, joint Director of the Australian Design Unit and an experienced design magazine editor. He will work with a consortium of industry professionals, led by Arts Events Management Australasia and the Australian Design Unit, across three states – Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria – to deliver the Triennial.

“This is the first program of its kind, a testament to the foresight of the Queensland Government and in particular Premier Bligh,” Mr McEoin said.

“We have the full support of government to produce a program that is innovative, issues led and results oriented. The program strives to bring Queensland and Asia-Pacific businesses, the design sector and communities together to devise ways of using design as a powerful tool for sustainable development and social benefit.”

For more information on the Design Triennial go to ["www.arts.qld.gov.au/designtriennial":http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/designtriennial/index.html]

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