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Powerhouse Museum, Pyrmont: DesignTECH

158 Powerhouse Museum, Pyrmont: DesignTECH

See the outstanding projects from the 2009 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course selected by the Powerhouse Museum for exhibit in the annual DesignTECH exhibition.

On display will be a diverse range of products from some of the state’s most innovative young designers, from fashion and furniture to recreational, musical and safety equipment for example.

A fold up kayak which converts to a shelter, a floating feeder for orphaned whale calves and an already award-winning electronic signaling system for motor bike riders are among the outstanding projects in this year’s DesignTECH exhibition.

“This year’s exhibition showcases a diverse range of innovative and exciting projects. The high level of talent from young design students in New South Wales is remarkable,”  said Erika Dicker, Curator of Product Design at the Powerhouse Museum.

Other highlights of this year’s exhibition include a waterbike for sit down water skiing, puzzles designed especially for children with cerebral palsy, a set of flat-pack decorative lamps, and also a gown inspired by the Snowy Mountains made from recycled materials.

The Scribe Mate by Jeremiah Bolton of Redeemer Baptist School has been awarded the Powerhouse Museum DesignTECH award for innovation in design. This clever tool helps builders attach materials to uneven floors and surfaces. By using an in-built pencil, the Scribe-mate mirrors the uneven surface onto the material that will be attached, making cutting exact and easy.

Maggie Chiang of Cheltenham Girls’ High School has been awarded the Alan Broady Memorial Award for the integration of design with material for her flat packed “Luzism” lights project. Hayley Wilson, also of Cheltenham Girls’ High School, was awarded the Australian International Design Awards prize for product design for her Rhino Blade mud scraper. The Winner of the Shelston IP award is Nicholas Thomas of Sydney Church of England Grammar School for his product called the the ‘Easy Turn’.

DesignTECH is showing at the Powerhouse Museum until 18 April 2010, presented by the Board of Studies NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Training.

When: 26 December 2009 to 18 April 2010
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007
Hours:
10.00am to 5.00pm
Contact Details: (02) 9217 0111 or infoline (02) 9217 0444

Admission: General admission $10 adult, $5 child, $6 concession and $25 family. Powerhouse Museum members, children under 5 years, NSW Senior Card holders and pensioners admitted free.


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