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November 27 2002


It’s simple complexity – It’s Simplexity

Simplicity and complexity, and all that lies between, are the themes behind UniSA’s 2002 Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition. 

The exhibition, entitled Simplexity, offers a chance to see the new breed of South Australian designers and their work. It contains designs covering the spectrum: from simple to complex; experimental to practical; outrageous to conservative. 

“We have an eco-cutlery design made from corn starch plastic material that breaks down; a one seater pedal powered water vehicle that reaches high speeds with its fishtail mechanism; a hybrid solar/electric car; and street furniture ranging from bike racks to a solar powered street light that looks like a large flower, its petals are the solar panels”, said student and media liaison Jason Aldridge.  

Many of the designs have been developed in conjunction with local, national and international industry partners.  

And, according to Industrial Design lecturer Peter Schumacher, UniSA has been educating top quality designers for years. 

“We have designers working in top positions in Japan, England, Italy, Hong Kong and the U.S. Our course is as good as any worldwide.” 

The Premier, Mike Rann, will open the exhibition on Friday November 29 at 6:30pm. There will be a “Media Day” prior to the official opening, beginning at 12:00pm, where students will be available for comment. 
The exhibition will be held at the UniSA Art Museum, City West Campus (entrance via Fenn Place), and will be open to the public until Thursday December 5. 

For more information contact Jason Aldridge on 0405 383 459. For a preview of the designs, with detailed pictures and illustrations, visit the exhibition webpage at 

News Editors please note: There are many great opportunities to photograph and film some exciting design work and speak to the designers themselves. 

Media Contact: Damien Rowett (08) 8302 0965.


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