Bowen State High School visit

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Certificate of appreciation from students at Bowen State High School

Year 12 students from Bowen State High School paid a flying visit to Brisbane last semester as part of a four day experience to gain a greater understanding of graphical design.

APDL was one of the many destinations of their design-themed excursion. At APDL the students interacted with our APDL Connect installation and browsed our extensive design book collection. The students also organised their visit to coincide with the UQ Architecture lecture presented by Western Australian architect Kieran Wong of Coda Studio.

According to graphics teacher Peter Tawse, the students were able to step out of the classroom into a world where design moved from theory to reality.

“Kieran Wong spoke on designing affordable housing and the difficulty of convincing people that by accepting new design ideas people’s lives can be changed for the better,” said Peter.

While at SLQ the students were also able to catch the Over the Boundary and Sulcus Loci installation which was part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum.

“The exhibition displayed design projects from architects based on a range of overseas countries such as Japan and China,” said Peter who believed the exhibition was a complementary link to the UQ Architecture lecture.

The students were enthusiastic and appreciated the experience and one student said: “The abundance of creative and inspiring books on display in the library was like nothing we had ever been exposed to in Bowen.”

We’d like to encourage other schools to tap into what APDL has to offer design students.

To book a school tour of the APDL, please contact our Design Lounge Coordinator Carolyn Yip.

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Year 12 Graphics students from Bowen State High School with Kieran Wong of Coda Studio