Shape 2015

27 February – 8 May 2016 Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

Discover innovative projects from 2015 HSC graduates that will shape the future of Australian design.

These exemplary student works have been selected from three related subject areas: Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design. It is the first time that this exhibition has included selections from all three subjects (formerly DesignTech).

From a kitchen tool that allows Parkinson’s patients to gain independence to a regency-style jacket inspired by the sea and a virtual reality video game that takes users through the ages of human history, see 25 diverse student works in this display.


  • Parkinson’s kitchen aid, Emily Andrews, Wenona School
  • StyleAid: Clothing labels for the vision impaired, Susie Soyun Boo, Cheltenham Girls High School
  • Architectural design for residential housing, Jacky Chen, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design
  • Restitched: Recycled, remade, reloved, Eloise Elton, Asquith Girls High School
  • Collapsible wing sail, Scott Koppelhuber, Macquarie College
  • Automated clothesline cover, Isabella Purnell, Brigidine College St Ives
  • Pooch – Dog waste bin, Aron Sheldon, Trinity Grammar School
  • Stable Lite Australia, Cara Shirley, Dorrigo High School
  • NewsBench, Maxwell Tooby, St Columba Anglican School
  • SCREWAX, John Walsh, Newington College
  • Living Light, Sally Woods, Nowra Anglican College


  • Hollow balsa surfboard and stand, Mitchell Burk, Killarney Heights High School
  • Hall table, Joshua Burrows, Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
  • Conga drum trio and stand, Edward Harriott, Know Grammar School
  • Blox, Isaac Wren, Forbes High School
  • Verge: a virtual reality experience, Matthew Jigalin, Arden Anglican School
  • Transition: magazine and website, Henry Cousins, Oxford Falls Grammar School
  • Wishing for Wonderland, Jerri Kim, Killara High School
  • Our World documentary, Kiernan Moore, St Paul’s College
  • Dance chill out zone daybed, Tiarney Douglass, Coolah Central School
  • Robot, Alex McClung, All Saints College: St Mary’s Campus


  • Coral jacket, Sophie Lindsay, Elderslie High School
  • Uluru – Australian inspired textile art, Breanna Edwards, Engadine High School
  • African dreaming, Olivia Hutchinson, Redlands School
  • Pachajar – doorstop, Lucy Powell, St Patrick’s College

Presented in association with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW

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