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Mr Edmond Worsley, of Melbourne, has been appointed Acting Director of

the Canberra School of Art. . .

Mr Woraley is the Principal Lecturer in Design Studies at the

Caulfield Institute of Technology and is on secondment to the school for

six months.

Mr Worsley was b o m in Melbourne and completed a"Diploma in

Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He

served in the RAAF during the war, arid afterwards worked as an industrial

designer in the United Kingdom. ·

. On his return to Australia, Mr Worsley became director of a firm

of furniture manufacturers that specialised in design of equipment,

offices and exhibitions. " . · . . .

Following his extensive design experience in commerce and industry,

Mr Worsley became head of the Department of Art and Design at the Prahran

College of Advanced Education. . .

He is a former Director for Victoria of the Industrial Design

Council of Australia. . .

As principal lecturer at the Caulfield Institute of Technology,

Mr Worsley had special responsibilities for the development of ceramics

and concrete design. He is a course consultant to the Melbourne College

of Decoration; and the State College of Victoria.

Mr Worsley has travelled extensively in the UK, Europe, and the

United States, studying merchandising and design as applied to small >

businesses. At the Kilkenny Design Workshops in Ireland he studied the

development of limited production craft-based design industries.

- Mr Worsley attended the 8th International Congress of Societies of

Industrial Design in Japan; and recently attended the 9th Congress in

Moscow. Afterwards he studied craft developments in the southern republics

of the Soviet Union. 1

The appointment of an Acting Director to the Canberra School of Art

is the first top appointment at the School since it began functioning in

its own right at the beginning of this year. For many years the School was

a branch of the National Art School of NSW, operating within the Canberra

Technical College. . . . ; .

The Canberra School of Art offers foundation and specialist diploma

studies in painting and sculpture; certificate studies in art and ceramics;

art studies for student teachers; and non vocational evening studies in a

variety of art and ceramics subjects. ■ . · .

Nearly 600 full-time.and part-time students are enrolled in the two

and four years full-time, and other, study courses.

, The Canberra School of Art is located in the City Education Centre,

only a few yards from Canberra's new School of Music, end the ANU.


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