Northern Beaches HSC Students on Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum

The outstanding design projects of Manly students from the 2019 HSC are now on exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum for Shape 2019.

The exhibition includes the top HSC major works from 35 students across NSW, in Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design.

Member for Manly James Griffin said that the Northern Beaches students were in good company, amongst an impressive selection of projects. 

“Students included in the exhibition have developed real and workable solutions to issues in our local and broader community – and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate Manly students there.

The Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said all students deserve to be congratulated for their selection in Shape 2019.

“From a prototype for an indoor compost system, a hydro generator for remote locations to swimwear that alerts the wearer to UV overexposure and an offset food smoker, students have developed truly remarkable solutions.

“There is a great sense of passion and pride that the students selected for Shape exude. I am hopeful for our future given the solutions-focussed talent that is emerging from these creative and disciplined students,” Ms Mitchell said.

Powerhouse Chief Executive Lisa Havilah said that the partnership with NESA to produce Shape each year is a great source of pride - and allows the talent of the next generation of designers in NSW to be celebrated.

“Shape 2019 offers a glimpse into the future of design and innovation as the ingenuity and creativity of the young people of NSW is showcased,” Lisa Havilah said.

The innovative work of the Northern Beaches students includes:

  • Kelly Walters – Smart First Aid Kit for Non-Patrolled Beaches
  • Sean Deane – ‘Flow Chair’
  • Lily McElligott – An Alternate Road

The exhibition closes on Sunday, 3 May. Visit the Powerhouse website for more information: