Gareth Higgins is gaining experience working full-time at Logos A-Head in Warrnambool, as well as having his VCE design work (below) chosen for an exhibition at Melbourne Museum. IT’S not often a south-west student finds their work showcased in the same place as exhibition greats Tutankhamun, Phar Lap and the Titanic.
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But Warrnambool’s Gareth Higgins, 18, has contributed to annual VCE display Top Designs, which was launched at the Melbourne Museum on Saturday.

Top Designs is in its 12th year of collating a diverse range of works completed by Victorian year 11 and 12 students.

After submitting an assignment from unit four (year 12) visual communication and design at Brauer College last year, Mr Higgins was advised of his success in January.

He said were it not for encouragement from his teacher Glenda Stokes and parents, he would not have submitted his work.

“It’s pretty exciting,” he said.

“I wasn’t expecting it at all. I think mum was more excited than I was.”

Mr Higgins’ successful entry is a printed T-shirt, modelled on traditional surf brand wear and complete with a logo and tags.

It was one of 32 visual communication and design pieces that made the final selection after 88 were short-listed from 794 original applications.

Entries were also selected from other subjects, including media, food and technology and systems engineering, with each student’s folio and design plans a part of the exhibition.

Mr Higgins said he was unsure whether a career in design awaited him but he was gaining experience from working full-time at local business Logos A-Head.

“I might go to uni next year and do the Swinburne graphics design and commerce (course), a double degree,” he said. “I wanted to do chiropractic but I missed out by one I think.”

Mr Higgins attended a photo shoot and preview of the exhibition with his parents at the museum on Friday.

Top Designs runs until July 15.

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