Young designer Tiana McNamara has been chosen to showcase her major work from her textiles and design class at a big exhibition in March.
Texstyle is run annually showcasing the best HSC textiles and design pieces from the previous year. The exhibition will be held at Rosehill Gardens from March 8-11, 2018.
Tiana, 17, said she was rapt to be selected for the exhibition having recently completed her final year at Danebank Anglican School for Girls in Hurstville.
“I have been to the exhibition quite a few times and they display amazing work, so I did not think I would get picked.”
She said her HSC major work included a top and skirt which she titled Ephemeral.
The dress was originally pink fabric but she stained it with rusted metal brackets soaked in vinegar. She said it was designed to represent a dying rose which played on the theme of ephemeral, which means lasting for a short time.
She said her top also took a long time to design and it was made out of vilene and threads.
She took the photographs for her portfolio near Cronulla beach in front of the rock formations. She said the photographs came out looking great, with her skirt and top blending in perfectly with the rocks.
“I live in Caringbah so I go down there quite a bit,” she said. “It just worked out really well how it fitted in with that backdrop.”
Next year, Tiana hopes to study commerce and law at the University of Wollongong or property economics at UTS. “But textiles and design will definitely stay as a hobby.”
Texstyle is run by the NSW Education Standards Authority.