Along with Iris Fisher, Nanette Cameron played a major role in the formation of the Pakuranga Arts Society in the late 1960s. Their dedication and vision saw the Pakuranga Community and Cultural Centre open in 1975 and the Fisher Gallery in 1984. In 2000 these two organisations merged to become Te Tuhi. The Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design is now owned by Te Tuhi. 

Nanette was a founding member, and is now an honorary member, of the Designers Institute of New Zealand. In 2004 Nanette was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for her contribution to her community, and in 2013 the exhibition Nanette Cameron: Objectspace Master of Craft and publication Nanette Cameron: Interior Design Legend recognised her achievements and legacy as an industry icon. In 2019 Nanette was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Interior Awards.  

She retired formally in 2016 but her legacy lives on through Te Tuhi and The Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design.  

Press
ArchitectureNow – 'Passion and curiosity': 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, Nanette Cameron

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