Hall of Fame Artisan
AGDA and Artisan are proud to welcome Annette Harcus and Pieter Huveneers to the Hall of Fame.
Annette Harcus is known for her visually elegant designs and as a strategic businesswoman. For nearly 40 years at the head of Harcus Design Pty Ltd she has created distinctive projects that are awarded internationally. Her work is seen consistently in exhibitions, Australian design annuals and journals, Graphis, Communication Arts, IDEA magazine and specialist books. Annette’s conversations can be peppered with words like calligram, roundel, prismatised and scherenschnitte (a German paper-cut artform). The Harcus timesheet allows for 24-hour days.
In a 1975 Design Australia profile titled ‘Design in Business’, Pieter Huveneers is pictured in a suit and tie, a corporate identity manual nestled under one arm, reading glasses in the other. Here, the image seems to say, was a designer unafraid to speak the language of industry, a positioning which differentiated him from many of his contemporaries. His innovative approach to identity design, which blended creativity with commerce, resonated loudly with corporate Australia. The resulting body of work left an impact on our visual culture which was profound, and enduring.
AGDA would also like to thank the Hall of Fame committee — Mimmo Cozzolino, Graham Rendoth, Dominic Hofstede and Rita Siow — for their time and their tireless work.