24 May 2013
Outstanding major design project works by 2012 HSC Design and Technology students, including a number of local students, are now on exhibition in Newcastle.
The exhibits include the Preparing for Kokoda DVD and Booklet by Katherine Barter from Newcastle Grammar School and Clique On shoe accessories from Chelsea Gilchrist of Callaghan College, Jesmond Senior Campus, both of which have come straight from the DesignTECH exhibition at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
The major works on display were created to meet the requirements of the HSC Design and Technology course, which focuses on the study of technology and its applications through design in domestic, community, industrial and commercial settings.
Tom Alegounarias, President of the Board of Studies NSW, said the Design and Technology course, developed by the Board of Studies NSW, requires students to design a concept or product with a focus on innovation.
"This is a challenging course and reflects the Board’s commitment to ensuring the HSC offers options for all students, no matter what their interests and aspirations might be. The effort required to do well in this course is demonstrated in the items on display in the DesignTECH exhibition.
"Each work has an accompanying portfolio which includes production and testing, research, planning, costing and evaluation. The professionalism of these documents is testimony to the design talent fostered through this course," Mr Alegounarias said.
The exhibition boasts a significant local contribution with work by:
- Katherine Barter, Newcastle Grammar School
- Chelsea Gilchrist, Callaghan College, Jesmond Senior Campus
- Brittany Fletcher, MacKillop Senior College
- Georgia Doust, Gosford High School and
- Eliza Harrison, Barker College student who lives in Singleton.
Over 3,200 students completed the Design and Technology course in 2012, with just 26 works selected for display in a DesignTECH exhibition.
"Whether you’re a student considering taking on this course for your HSC, or member of the community with an appreciation for design and ingenuity, this is a rewarding and interesting exhibition that I commend," said Mr Alegounarias.
The exhibition will run until 6 June at the Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library.
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