Applied arts exhibition gets personal

3 November 2020

Applied arts exhibition gets personal

On a Personal Level’ is the final exhibition by NorthTec’s third year students graduating from the Bachelor of Applied Arts.

The exhibition opens at the Geoff Wilson Gallery on Wednesday, 11 November, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. It runs until Thursday, 19 November, with the gallery being open every day, including the weekend, from 11am to 4pm.

The exhibiting students for 2020 are Alanah Stigsdottir; Melissa Bickers (Beewitching); Briar Piercy; Chris ‘Boysie’ Boys; Connie T Davis; Jonathan Paul Hemsworth; Amber-Maree Carroll (Lux Lumiere); Paige Siobhan Pollington; Ros May; Tash Tornquist; Tess Wilson and Tracey Willms Deane.

Their studio practice for the past three years has ranged from hands-on construction to digital manipulation. Sculpture, installation, print, projection, book illustration, graphic design, moving image and photography are all represented in this exhibition and the final artworks reflect the students’ skills at working across these mediums in new and exciting ways.

Applied Arts tutor, Ellie Smith, said: “The Geoff Wilson Gallery is overflowing with diverse work relentlessly produced by these 12 students through and beyond the trials of lockdown.

“Each of the exhibitors has spent their final year of study experimenting, researching and making work around topics of their choosing and this individual voice is strong. If there is a common thread in all the artwork on display it might be a sense of care and concern for our people and our world…….on a personal level.”

Profiles for each student can be seen on Instagram: @toi te pito arts.                          

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