2018 Manning Great Lakes High Schools Technology Display kicks off at the Manning Regional Art Gallery

More than 100 items have been packed into the Manning Regional Art Gallery for the start of the 2018 Manning Great Lakes High Schools Technology Display. 

The display opened on Wednesday, November 28 to showcase works from school students in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester. 

Taree Christian College has provided a wide range of sophisticated and ingenious designs. 

Tennessee Bush's information software system design will certainly have the people talking as they walk into the showcase room at the gallery.

You’ll also see some very practical drift trikes, designed by industrial technology metal students Sam Brisby and Joshua Jones.

Matthew Cumberland’s unique wine barrel coffee table would be a welcomed addition to any household.

Junior students have an array of timber, metal work and fondant modelling designs on display.

Some Gloucester High School students definitely have a future in skilled trades. 

Aiden and Brady Rose have entered their industrial technology metal auto pieces in the display. 

All anglers will be impressed by Andrew Hughes’ fishing tackle box.

Industrial technology timber student Georgia Dark has put a quirky spin on a standard chair.

Your spine will be supported by two guitar necks, complete with tuning keys and head stocks. It even has a small draw on the side. 

Dozens of timber work and textile designs from Gloucester High students are scattered throughout the exhibition.

Practicality was the theme of entries from Bulahdelah Central School.

Jake Billinghurst entered a chessboard design coffee table while Luke Rochester’s computer desk wouldn’t look out of place in a home office. 

Year nine student Ross Bishell entered a series of sturdy carry trays. 

Specialised clocks have been designed by year nine metal work students from St Clare's High School.

The clocks are fully functioning and feature the emblems of Old Bar Beach Pirates rugby league club, Wests Tigers NRL club, Holden and the World Wide Fund.

Matt Parvin and Joel Dark have entered their industrial technology timber major works.

Matt’s tool chest and Joel’s fishing set will be featured at next June’s Wood and Working with Wood Expo in Sydney. 

A variety of textile designs have been entered from Wingham High School. 

These range from Athena Adams’ elegant red dress to Kate Bevitt’s underwater creature inspired quilt. 

Year seven student Rhani-Shay Kennett Taylor also has a unique candle holder on display. 

Great Lakes College Forster campus industrial technology timber students have displayed dartboard cabinets, engraved with logos such as Great Lakes College and South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Manning Valley Anglican College textile students Makayla Saunders and Bella Kennedy entered some very stylish pillow covers.

Students will be in line for the coveted people’s choice award and share in more than $4000 worth of prizes.

Entry forms for the people’s choice award are available at the entrance to the display. 

Awards and prizes will be handed out on the last day of the display on Sunday, December 9.