The Top Designs exhibition, held at the Melbourne Museum as part of the VCE Season of Excellence, showcases outstanding senior secondary student work from Victorian schools. Top Designs celebrates VCE Product Design and Technology, Visual Communication Design, Media, Theatre and Systems Technology.
This year, four Carey students from the Class of 2019 were selected to have their work exhibited in this prestigious exhibition, including Cordelia King’s work from Visual Communication Design, and Hannah Gough, Eliza Cain and Max Shuttleworth’s work from Product Design and Technology.
While the Melbourne Museum is temporarily closed, we are able to tour the Top Designs exhibition from home and still celebrate the achievements of the amazing young artists and designers in our community. Follow the links below to view our students’ work.
Visual Communication Design student Cordelia created an environmental design for a client who needed an affordable way of living in a small space. She looked to provide a solution to the housing crisis in Australia. Her company, Multiform, looked at the tiny house movement and was the catalyst for Cordelia’s house design. Cordelia provided the client with a double storey solution to the home, showing technical drawings, floor plans and elevation views as well as a three-dimensional model. Cordelia’s second presentation was a communication design used to identify the business ‘Multi-form’. Cordelia designed the business branding/logo and applied it to business cards and a brochure. The brochure showed photographs of the tiny homes and informing that could be used by other consumers that were looking for a tiny home.
View Cordelia’s work online in the Top Designs Visual Communication Design exhibition.
For Product Design and Technology, Hannah, inspired by her world challenge trip to India, created a project with the aim it could be made by someone in a developing country with hand tools and recycled materials. Her issue looked at the benefits of helping communities out of poverty with a micro business. She designed and created a multi-use bag made from recycled plastic bottles. Her design also included all the tools and instructions on how to make the product.
Eliza’s work (pictured) looked the issue of the low numbers of representation of women in science and engineering positions in Australia. From there she investigated right back to preschool toys for children and developed a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) related construction toy targeted at three to five-year-old girls, with the aim to develop a love for physics, maths and STEM studies in early childhood education.
Max looked at housing affordability and the increase in high density housing in Melbourne, and the associated size limitations for furniture in small apartments. He created a versatile modern foldable study desk for small spaces. He used new technologies such as laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC routing to complete the piece.
The three Carey Product Design and Technology students' works are part of only nine pieces exhibited from across the state for that subject. A wonderful achievement for three students from the one study at our school to all be selected for their outstanding products!
View Hannah, Eliza and Max’s work online in the Top Designs Product Design and Technology exhibition.
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