Section Menu

designartawards 2017 opened this week

The 2017 designartawards was officially opened on Tuesday 31 October at Adelaide Perry Gallery. 

Adelaide Perry Gallery Curator, Mr Mark Hetherington, opened the proceedings by welcoming the crowd of PLC Sydney families and friends to Adelaide Perry Gallery and introduced the guest speaker, PLC Sydney alumni (class of 2015), Ms Unjelique Hajjar.  Unjelique, who is completing a Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Education at UNSW, reminisced about her time at The Croydon, majoring in Visual Arts, Design & Technology and Textiles & Design and congratulated the students and their teachers for the fine works on display.

Dr Paul Burgis then addressed the crowd and announced that Unjelique’s elaborate HSC Major Design Project had been purchased by the College in 2015 and will soon hang at the main reception area of the new Gateway Building. Elena Koskinas, 2018 Art & Design Captain thanked Unjelique for her participation at the event, presenting a gift in appreciation on behalf of the students and staff at PLC Sydney.

Ms Jo Herrmann, Head of Technological and Applied Studies and Ms Jo Knight Head of Visual Arts then presented class awards for Outstanding Achievement as well as Creativity and Consistency in Design & Technology, Textiles, Food Technology, Computing Applications, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Photography, Video & Digital Imaging students from Years 7 – 11. 

The exhibition continues at Adelaide Perry Gallery weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm until 9 November. All welcome. 


1. Elena Koskinas, Ms Unjelique Hajjar, Ms Jo Knight and Ms Jo Herrmann at designartawards 2017.


2. Students and guests at designartawards 2017 opening.

3. Dr Burgis congratulates students  at designartawards 2017 opening.