The future of innovation arrived in Tamworth on Thursday as the Regional art Gallery opened the Shape exhibition.
The exhibit is showcasing 24 of the best projects from three disciplines of the 2017 HSC, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Designs, and this year the Tamworth gallery and the Sydney Powerhouse Museums are the only places where the public can access the works.
While art might not always be everyones cup of tea, these works are definitely worth a look and include traditional type woodwork pieces and functional pieces as well as futuristic inventions such as a retractable skateboard helmet, and a fire pit that capture heat and converts it to energy to charge your phone.
There is also a variety of textile designs such as fashion pieces and accessories, with all works including the students portfolio.
The gallery is expecting lots of school groups through in the coming weeks, and NESA Manager of External Events Maureen Stevens said it is a great opportunity for both current students and teachers to see some of the best examples of last years works.
Because they include portfolios students can have a look at the pieces from conception and planning through to the final product, she said.
It is also a good opportunity for the general public to see what students are capable of achieving.
Ms Stevens has been working with top works of HSC art, music, drama and design for many years, and said while no year is any better or worse than any other they are always different.
They are getting more sophisticated, but I wouldnt say any better, just different, she said.
The Spaces 2017 Exhibition is open until Sunday July 22, with free admittance.