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Friday, 26 Feb 2016

Student designs represent new era of innovation

Discover the innovation and potential of NSW’s recent HSC graduates at a new exhibition opening at the Powerhouse Museum on 26 February.

Showcasing projects by 25 of the best 2015 HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students, Shape 2015 sets a high bar for the future of Australian design.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant said: “In an era when innovation will be key to success, the crossover between form and function will be an increasing feature in future design. These students are an inspiration for their ingenuity and their imagination.”

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) President Tom Alegounarias said: “The quality of designs showcased in the exhibition is testimony to students’ high order critical thinking and problem-solving skills students developed through the NSW HSC Technology syllabuses. I congratulate exhibitors and their teachers on the creativity, dedication, and hard work put into these HSC projects.”

Acting Director of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Dolla Merrillees said: “We are proud to present the creations of these pioneering students. Our vision as a museum is to be a catalyst for creative expression and curious minds and the ambitions and ideas of these students epitomise that vision. It is exciting to witness their early forays into the worlds of technology, industrial and textile design and hopefully their designs and inventions continue to be exhibited and collected by MAAS for decades to come.”

Shape 2015 has been developed by BOSTES in association with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

Shape 2015
26 February – 8 May 2016 
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo         
Bookings: (02) 9217 0111 
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free with general admission: $15 adult, $8 concession, children under 16 years free

This year, 486 students from the 2015 HSC have been selected for the BOSTES HSC Showcases: ARTEXPRESS, Shape, InTech, Texstyle, OnStage, Callback, Encore and WordeXpress.

Shape 2015 projects

StudentSchoolProjectHSC subject
Emily Andrews Wenona School Parkinson’s preparation board Design and Technology
Susie Soyun Boo Cheltenham Girls HS Styleaid: Clothing labels for the vision impaired Design and Technology
Jacky Chen Dulwich HS of Visual Arts and Design Architectural design for residential housing Design and Technology
Eloise Elton Asquith Girls HS Restitched Design and Technology
Scott Koppelhuber Macquarie College Collapsible wing sail Design and Technology
Isabella Purnell Brigidine College St Ives Automated clothesline cover Design and Technology
Aron Sheldon Trinity Grammar School Dog Waste decomposer for parks Design and Technology
Cara Shirley Dorrigo High School Stable Lite Australia Design and Technology
Maxwell Tooby St Columba Anglican School NewsBench Design and Technology
John Walsh Newington College SCREWAX Design and Technology
Sally Woods Nowra Anglican College Living Light Design and Technology
Mitchell Burk Killarney Heights HS Surfboard and stand Industrial Technology
Joshua Burrows Coffs Harbour Christian Community School Hall table Industrial Technology
Henry Cousins Oxford Falls Grammar School ‘Transition’ multimedia magazine Industrial Technology
Tiarney Douglass Coolah Central School Decorative daybed Industrial Technology
Edward Harriott Knox Grammar School Congas and stand Industrial Technology
Matthew Jigalin Arden Anglican School ‘Verge’ virtual reality game Industrial Technology
Jerri Kim Killara HS ‘Wishing for wonderland’ Industrial Technology
Alex McClung All Saints College (St Mary’s) Robot Industrial Technology
Kiernan Moore St Paul’s College ‘Our world’ documentary Industrial Technology
Isaac Wren Forbes HS ‘Blox’ 3D first person game Industrial Technology
Breanna Edwards Engadine HS Uluru inspired wall hanging Textiles and Design
Olivia Hutchinson Redlands African dreaming dress Textiles and Design
Sophie Lindsay Elderslie HS Regency coral jacket Textiles and Design
Lucy Powell St Patrick’s College ‘Pachajar’ doorstop Textiles and Design

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