School was out for summer
Clock-watching and the sports bra inspire students in HSC projects
Melissa Tate, of Marist Sisters' College, Woolwich, didn't think traditional grandfather clocks suited modern homes, but they inspired her anyway when it came to doing her HSC major design project for Design and Technology
Her stainless steel version was selected for the DesignTech exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.
It is one of 60 HSC Design and Technology projects that are on display at the museum until March 16.
Alina Tadevosyan had her HSC major Textiles and Design project selected for exhibition in Texstyle, the display of 18 textiles and design major works from NSW at the Cotton Store, Darling Harbour.
Alina created a magnificent gown she called 'Elegia'.
The top is constructed of shell buttons and the skirt of soft pink leather panels over netting.
Sarineh Grigorian, Helen Hacobian and Erin Harber also had their Design and Technology projects considered for the Powerhouse exhibition.
Erin made a school backpack especially designed for girls and women.
Her inspiration came from women's sports bras and a documentary on how women can suffer from back pain by wearing the wrong bra.
Her bag supports the back, neck and shoulders by styling the straps similar to a sports bra, and contains a cooler compartment for food and a secret storage place for wallets and keys.
Helen made an Armenian dance costume for the Armenian Dance Company's concert in October, using traditional fabrics and braiding.
Sarineh made a wooden changing screen modified from Japanese changing screens for modern living with little space.
It features full length mirrors on one side and retractable shelves on the other, with a hook for hanging clothes.
The screen can be folded away and wheeled into the corner of a room.
Four students from the college's Visual Arts class were also selected for consideration into the ArtExpress exhibition.