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2017 GOTYA Vic/Tas

The Design Institute of Australia’s Victoria/Tasmania Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA) for 2017 were presented on 29 March at Brickworks Design Studio in Melbourne. Now in its ninth year, this year’s awards attracted entries from Victoria and Tasmania’s leading education institutions.

From the eight categories ranging from industrial design to fashion and textiles, industrial design graduate Alexandra Tyquin of Swinbourne University of Technology was awarded the Overall Graduate of the Year for 2017.

Alexandra Tyquin, Swinburne University of Technology

Alexandra Tyquin, Swinburne University of Technology

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Overall Graduate of the Year

Alexandra Tyquin, Swinburne University of Technology

Interior Design

Graduate of the Year – Lisa Ulfvengren, Billy Blue College of Design

Runner-up – Larissa Ellen, Swinburne University of Technology

Interior Design & Decoration

Graduate of the Year – Natalie Viola, RMIT University

Runner-up – Dale Norgate, CATC Design School

Industrial Design

Graduate of the Year – Alexandra Tyquin, Swinburne University of Technology

Runner-up – Harry Holden, Monash University

Furniture Design

Graduate of the Year – Daniel Triebert, RMIT University

Runner-up – Mikako Chiba, RMIT University

Textile Design

Graduate of the Year – Supinthorn Saengsukyen, RMIT University

Runner-up – Michelle Browne, RMIT University

Jewellery and Object Design

Graduate of the Year – Amelia Marks, Melbourne Polytechnic

Runner-up – Ha Than, Melbourne Polytechnic

Fashion Design

Graduate of the Year – Alexandra Kirwood, RMIT University

Runner-up – Gabrielle Leavesley, RMIT University

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