Five Communication Design students are shooting for the stars

To celebrate the 68th International Astronautical Congress being held in Adelaide, the University of South Australia’s MOD, together with the South Australian Museum and the Hubble Space Telescope Outreach Project, invited UniSA 3rd Year Communication Design students to respond to spectacular Hubble Space Telescope images with designed objects that consider the theme of ‘our place in space.’ 

Five student designs were selected by a panel of representatives: including Brian Oldman (Director of the South Australian Museum), Carol Christian (Hubble Space Telescope Outreach Project Scientist), Jane Andrew (Studio Director of matchstudio), and Dr Kristin Alford (Director of MOD at the University of South Australia).

“We have creatively engaged UniSA students to reflect on the human endeavour to explore space through technology as part of their study in visual communications,” observed Director of MOD, Dr Kristin Alford. “The Hubble Telescope is inspiring and a great example of innovation in the pursuit of finding meaning to our existence.”

These successful designs form the Space: Eyes on the Sky exhibition at the South Australia Museum, running from 22 September 2017 to 28 January 2018. This exhibition is part of the Museum's ‘Spectacular Space’ program.
The five winning UniSA students include:
Bryan Fernandez with his work ‘Endless’
Caitlyn Burgess with her work ‘Yggdrasil’
Nicole Faiello with her work ‘Spectrum’
Scarlett Paschke with her work ‘Galactic Groove’
Taylor Summers with her work ‘Energy Ripples’

MOD is the University of South Australia’s new museum of discovery, which will open in May 2018 in the new Health Innovation Building on North Terrace. MOD is focused on provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art, and innovation for the purpose of inspiring young adults (aged 15+) in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).


Hubble Telescope image, NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team