Launceston’s TAFE Interior Decorating class are working closely with the National Trust Tasmania to makeover rooms at the Trust’s iconic Clarendon property.

This joint collaboration between TAFE and The National Trust Tasmania will see students working on Eliza Cox’s bedroom at the Evandale property over a number of months culminating in an exciting In Conversation event in September.

This Thursday 29th June, the class will be meeting with National Trust Tasmania Managing Director Matthew Smithies to discuss initial feedback and direction on the project.

“This initiative is a great collaboration between the National Trust And TAFE, providing students with hands on experience within a heritage environment. Students will be following heritage management practices as outlined in the Burra Charter and Kerr’s Conservation Charter” National Trust Tasmania managing director Matthew Smithies said.

Set in 7 hectares of parkland on the banks of the South Esk River, Clarendon is a three-storey Georgian house with servants’ quarters, a heritage walled garden, several farm buildings and a rare avenue of elms.

The students will be required to undertake extensive research of the property’s historical records, the original occupants and it’s uses, and work within strict heritage guidelines.
National Trust Tasmania managing director Matthew Smithies