A message from IGS Director of Art and Design Drew Bickford
This year, we have been given a powerful reminder that our world is moulded by forces beyond those in our control. As a consequence, creative thinking has come to the fore, with innovation in learning methods and contexts being recalibrated to suit a unique need.
Grace and curiosity in a challenging year
The IGS Design and Technology students have given us creative responses to the challenges of a changing world with both grace and curiosity. Embracing complications such as off-site learning, our students worked with insight, energy and courage. Their works illustrate a defiant personal best and each effort perfectly refutes an imperfect year.
A passion for problem-solving
The Design and Technology cohort have demonstrated a passion for problem-solving in their innovative Major Design Projects. A subject that is intrinsically focused on delivering answers to conundrums, found even greater relevance in the context of uncertain times.
Throughout the year, the students have researched, designed, prototyped and evaluated their way to a sensational end of year finale.
Solution-oriented design processes have informed projects on water safety, mapping, physical well-being and recycling, among other topics. Each portfolio and product were carefully conceived of and executed under the guidance of Ms Isobel Green, and I congratulate all of the Design and Technology students.
This year a number of students completed major practical projects in Design and Technology. This is a significant undertaking and further highlights the creative strength of the IGS student body.
Recognising individual efforts
The creative forces that inspired and guided our students through this year of significant hardship are finally able to be recognised in this online exhibition. Each students’ individual efforts in these creative subjects can today be applauded and acknowledged in a deservedly public manner.
As well as congratulating the students, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the other Year 12 teachers, Ms Sandra Veljanovski and Ms Isobel Green.
Their long hours in the classroom ensured that our students were well attended to throughout the year. I also extend a big thank you to the broader team in Art and Design; Ksenija Doic, Mark Devine, Sophie Lampert, Michael Bullingham and Marisa Kiethanom for their expert assistance and feedback throughout the year.
Please enjoy the exhibition.
IGS Director of Art and Design