Award by de­sign

Canning Times - - NEWS - D485867

A DE­SIRE to con­stantly chal­lenge her­self has re­sulted in Curtin Univer­sity stu­dent Wang Na Che­ung (pic­tured) be­ing nom­i­nated for WA In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent of the Year.

The in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dent is one of four fi­nal­ists in the cat­e­gory ahead of Septem­ber’s WA Train­ing Awards.

Miss Che­ung, who stud­ied in­te­rior de­sign at North Met­ro­pol­i­tan Tafe be­fore be­gin­ning at Curtin this year, said her first se­mes­ter at univer­sity had taught her how to think out­side the box.

“It makes me think about why we do this and the in­spi­ra­tion of this de­sign,” she said. “Some­times I de­sign some­thing and feel like I can’t tell the story un­der­neath, but here, I can tell you why I’m go­ing to do this.”

A for­mer com­puter pro­gram­mer in her na­tive Hong Kong, the River­ton res­i­dent said her tal­ent for drawing in­spired her to pur­sue a ca­reer in de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture.

“It took me two years to de­cide I wanted to study in­te­rior de­sign,” she said. “I got my ad­vice from a se­nior per­son (who) said ‘why not think about in­te­rior de­sign be­cause you can draw?’.”

Miss Che­ung said her new ca­reer path forced her to be flex­i­ble and adapt­able when con­fronting prob­lems.

“In­te­rior de­sign to me was some­one who can bring aes­thetic com­fort to peo­ple and we solve the spa­tial plan­ning prob­lems,” she said. WILLETTON Play­group’s new­est ad­di­tion is set to be on show at its free open day, run­ning from 9.30-11.30am on Septem­ber 12.

The play­group has un­veiled its new na­ture play­ground, which it built thanks to vol­un­teer and com­mu­nity do­na­tions and a re­cent City of Can­ning grant.

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