Welcome to HSC Showcase, a celebration of both Creative Arts and Design at BCC. We encourage you to take a moment to enjoy the many God-given gifts, skills and talents of these amazing students.
Precious, by Esperanza Spalding
In this highly technical jazz piece, Lauren sings a classic by Esperanza Spalding and utilises the demanding vocal stylings to make it her own. With tricky chromatic passages and an impressive range, Lauren captures the latin jazz vibe with impressive maturity.
Rylynn, by Andy McKee
Over a decade ago, Andy Mckee became a YouTube sensation with his beautifully crafted acoustic guitar recordings featuring fresh guitar techniques including fret tapping and percussive rhythms on the guitar body. Sam showcases an outstanding display of these techniques on the exquisite and melodic tune, Rylynn.
19 Days, by Gavin Harrison
This piece is from the instructional DVD series by renowned drummer Gavin Harrison. Infusing jazz techniques over changing time signatures, this song showcases the technical skill and nuanced style Regan has perfected to achieve a dynamic and enjoyable performance.
Kayden Van Onselen
I am often in search of things that are emerging and newly developing within our world. When I stumbled upon Bismuth, I was in awe. When strategically heated and cooled this metal produces a fractal crystalline structure with atoms preferring to attach to the edge of a growing crystal rather than the faces. The result is that the crystal never fills, but instead creates layers of beautiful geometric steps. I took it upon myself to create small nuggets of Bismuth with the intention of creating aesthetically pleasing jewellery.
The Art of Dying
My body of work is a collection of thoughts centred around the notion of consciously living in the present. The work is conceptualised in typographic art and complemented by original images and drawings. My final, collated result was arranged using an iPad Pro along with the software Procreate.
My two digital drawings are adaptations of Shel Silverstein’s poem ‘Underface’.
“Underneath my outside face There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.”
This small poem intrigued me. It fascinated me. I wanted to show, not tell how it made me feel, how I visually interpreted it’s message. My images are my sincere attempts at visually interpreting Silverstein’s simple, yet profound message.
Blings and Things
‘Cars can be an escape, a distraction from the real world. Beyond the functional necessity, a car exists in the realm of aesthetic quality and social value. Who, when or where the car was built can become the ‘driving’ motive for acquisition.’ – Anon
When developing ideas for my Body of Work I had originally intended to create video piece that would showcase particular car models and have overlaid voice tracks of the owners describing the passion they have for their vehicles. The isolation period earlier this year hindered the collection of enough video to proceed. I realised that still images would be my best available option. As I thought about the passion that some car owners had, I began to see a parallel in the way clothing is often accompanied with the adornment of jewellery. When we adorn our cars with unnecessary accessories and bling it can instil a sense of joy. A gift to the car is a gift to ourselves.
The photographed Subaru is adorned with intimidating, masculine accessories, providing it with an aggressive presence. The Nissan, however, is the ‘Street Queen’, with paint as clean as can be, this car attracts the eyes of all on the streets.
Individual Artwork Titles:
The dress: ‘Kizuizi Ya Maneno’
The etching: ‘Understanding’
The painting: ‘Doublethink Nescience’
1 Corinthians 14:9-11
So with yourselves, if with your tongue you utter speech that is not intelligible, how will anyone know what is said? For you will be speaking into the air. There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning, but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me.
The girl in my work appears trapped in a cage. She has led herself down a path of darkness and the situation, to her, is inescapable. Opportunities for freedom appear and accumulate around her. The bars of her perceived cage are not strong or close enough to keep her in. Yet, tragically blinded, she remains.
What invisible barrier might keep her from seeing and accepting ‘the Way’?
1 Cor 1:18
“The teaching about the cross is foolishness to those who are being lost, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”
Choose to see…
“Captivity is always captivity, no matter how gentle the jailer…After all, SeaWorld didn’t become a $2.5 billion company because of sequins and choreography. It was built on the backs of captive killer whales.”
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I intended to make an electric guitar. I wanted to utilise different timbers that provided a range of colour for the guitar, and make it visually appealing. The choice of timbers was a bit limited due to the availability at the time I was purchasing wood, but I’m very happy with the timbers I managed to get my hands on. It has a Mahogany body, with a Canadian Rock Maple neck and an Indian Rosewood fretboard.
Skateboards with Marquetry
For my Industrial Technology Major Project I aimed to construct two skateboards using different methods of construction. One of the boards was made using a timber mold and the other using a foam mould and vacuuming sealing during the gluing process. I used Canadian Rock Maple for both boards and each has a different marquetry design on the bottom deck.
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I have made a log type lamp to suit an outside environment and to test my abilities and creativeness. I have made this lamp out of the materials of a regular untouched timber log. The inner outside of the lamp has the shape of a tree cut out using the laser cutter to give a feel for nature.
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I decided to construct a cajon. A cajon is a box-shaped percussive musical instrument that basically takes some similar characteristics of a traditional drum kit and implements these various pitches into one box. Cajons are usually a standard rectangular shape of plywood though I wanted to build something that both looks beautiful and sounds great at the same time. I used Blackwood, Tasmanian Oak, Spotted Gum and Merbau.
Design & Technology
Safe Storage Sunscreen
My Major Design Project focuses on providing a safe and simple way of storing your valuables inconspicuously whilst you are at the beach. This was achieved through the gradual development of a small container disguised as a sunscreen bottle. This allows your valuables to be hidden in plain sight, avoiding any potential losses to theft.
For my Major Design Project I aimed to convert a Tarago van into a usable camper. I removed the third row of seats and made a storage compartment in its place. I bolted in place to the rails where the seats were connected. The second row of seats fold down and the mattress support is secured over the top of the seats which is connected to the storage compartment below. I chose a Tarago as my vehicle of choice for its affordability, reliability and safety features. The camper easily converts back to a normal car by unscrewing the mattress board sliding it onto the storage compartment and folding the second row seats back in place.
Self-Watering Aquaponic Garden
My Major Design Project was to develop a garden that unites aquaponics, while being a space saving, allowing for those simple usability and convenience. The design incorporated a watering system, simultaneously filtering the water and reducing water loss. This also allows for people with limited time for gardening.
Kayden Van Onselen
Car Racing Simulator
For my Major Design Project I aimed to create a low cost entry level car racing simulator. Existing designs were identified as being far too expensive for beginners. The frame was made from easily purchased materials and 3D printed connectors. The seat mechanism allowed for simple adjustments to the pre-purchased seat.
Affordable Beginner-Friendly Cello
My Major Design Project is an ‘Affordable beginner friendly cello’. Instruments can be too expensive for beginner musicians to afford, especially when buying for your kids and you’re not sure if they’re even gonna like it or be good at it. Cello’s are exceptionally expensive starting at around $1000 if you’re lucky. I have created a cello that is drastically cheaper, still functioning well and considers the needs of a beginner musician. An extra feature to this cello is the LED lighting with a remote control. This allows users to change the colour of the cello to their liking.
Food Safety Cheese Platter
For my Major Design Project, I identified a food safety problem. The solution was to design and make a cheese platter that could contain different cheese platter food items and store them in a safe and convenient way. My mother hinted that this would be a good Idea as I was struggling to find a common need or problem to solve. I focused greatly on how to separate the different ingredients by vacuum forming compartments and an area to contain an ice brick. The compartments helps stop cross contamination while the ice compartment keeps the foods chilled.
Space Saver Furniture
The need that I have identified for my Major Design Project is the lack of space for large furniture in small apartment living. My design would cater to people either living in or thinking about moving into a small living space. My solution to this problem is to make a piece of multi-functioning furniture that can be used as both a table and a drawer set. This compresses 2 large pieces of furniture into one handy product.
Eco Friendly Multi Function Table
For my Major Design Project I identified plastic bags as a major problem for the environment and aimed to find an alternative use for them. I aimed to incorporate the use of plastic bags as a substitution to current materials and develop a design to showcase this. This would provide a way to empower people with choice by providing an alternative material that contributes to the environment. I would like to incorporate plastic bags as a substitute for wood and incorporate this into an innovative table design. The table uses the plastic bags product as planks in the table top. The table is space saving for small living spaces and includes foldable table tops and drawer storage.
Mobile Phone Safety Campaign
The goal of my Major Design Project was to create a campaign which encourages people to stop using their phone while driving. This campaign has a website which is well integrated with videos and a quiz. I wanted to make a difference in the world for my MDP and come up with a concept that could be taken to the next step by potentially another company.