Top Designs 2019 Forums and Talks

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Year VCE
Terms 1-2
Monday to Friday
See schedule below for details

The Arts

School programs and resources

Top Designs Forums

Top Designs Forums support VCE students of Product Design & Technology, Visual Communication Design, Systems Engineering, Media, VET Creative Digital Media and Theatre Studies.

They consist of an introductory talk from a representative of the VCAA, addressing the School-Assessed Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works, folios and design plans.

This is followed by a presentation by an industry professional, who represents best practice within their particular field of design. The Forum allows time for Q&A. Students are encouraged to prepare questions for the speakers.

Live Streaming is available for the 11.45am Systems Engineering session and 11.45am VET CDM session. Please call the Booking Team on 83417767, cost is $35 per session.
 

Top Designs Talks

Top Designs Talks support VCE students of Visual Communication Design and Product Design & Technology.

They consist of an introductory talk from a representative of the VCAA only, addressing the School-Assessed Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works, folios and design plans.

Live Streaming available for the 11.30am Visual Communication Design Talk and 1.30pm Product Design and Technology Talk. Please call the Booking Team on 83417767, cost is $35 per session.

Students visit the Top Designs exhibition for an hour. Student worksheets are available for use during the exhibition visit.
 

Top Designs Forums

Times: 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm, Monday to Friday. 9.45am and 11.45am sessions in the final week.

Dates and Speakers: All forums feature a presentation by a VCAA representative, as well as an industry guest speaker. Industry speakers will appear below as they are confirmed. 
 

Product Design & Technology

Focus on textiles and fashion:

Date Times & Speakers
4 Apr Christina Exie, Fashion Designer (9.45am session) and Katy Robinson from Captain Robbo Designs (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
30 Apr Rahma Mohamed, Rahma the Label (9.45am and 11.45am sessions) and Blair Archibald, Fashion Designer (1.45pm session)

Focus on resistant materials, products, and furniture:

Date Times & Speakers
24 Apr Eugenie Kawabata, Maker and Designer of Furniture, Bespoke Objects and Lighting (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
10 May Adam Raphael Markowitz, Architect of Fine Furniture (9.45am) and Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Lighting and Furniture Designer (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)

 

Visual Communication Design

Date Times & Speakers
1 Apr Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
2 Apr Sonia Kretschmar, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
3 Apr Sonia Kretschmar, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
5 Apr Virginia Mannering, Architect (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
23 Apr Alicia Braumberger, Concept Designer and Visualisation Artist (9.45am session) and Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
26 Apr Dr Leah Heiss, Designer and RMIT Researcher (9.45am session) and Isobel Knowles, Communication Designer (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
1 May Jess McGeachin, Communication Designer, Exhibitions Museum Victoria (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
2 May Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am session), Lisa Reichenberg, Communication Designer  (11.45am session only) and Will Mahon, Communication Designer (1.45pm session)
3 May Anna Blandford, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
6 May Rebecca Naughtin, Architect (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
7 May Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am session only), Tim Garrow, Communication Designer (11.45am session only) and Ben Sanders, Illustrator (1.45pm session)
13 May Ben Milbourne, Architect (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)
14 May Chris Murphy, Communication Designer & Founder of Motherbird (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)

 

Theatre Studies

Date Times & Speakers
13 Mar Chloe Greaves, Costume Designer (1.30pm session only)

 

Media

All areas

Date Times & Speakers
29 Apr Tiffany Garvie, PhotographerRichard Kickbush, Documentary Cinematographer and Filmmaker and Jess Louey, Print Layout Communication Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)

 

System Engineering

Date Times & Speakers
15 May TBC (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)

 

VCE VET Creative Digital Media

Date Times & Speakers
16 May Michael Debevec from Bench Studios (11.45am session only)
Live Streaming available for the 11.45am session, please call the Booking Team on 83417767.

 

Top Designs Talks

Duration: Allow up to 1.5 hours. Includes 30 minute Talk and 1 hour exhibition viewing time.

Sessions

Visual Communication and Design
Friday 17 May at 10.30am and 11.30am
Live Streaming available for the 11.45am session, please call the Booking Team on 83417767.

Product Design & Technology
Friday 17 May at 1.30pm
Live Streaming available for the 11.45am session, please call the Booking Team on 83417767.

 

Program is correct at time of publishing. Advertised speakers may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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