Applied Arts Exhibition a Success
On Monday night we had our opening for our final student exhibition for the Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree at NorthTec | Te Pūkenga. The eleven artists will have their works featured in the Geoff Wilson Gallery for the next week, finishing on the 18th of December.
The opening night was attended by friends, family, and guests, all there to celebrate the achievements of the eleven artists who have worked hard to finish their final year of learning. The event was opened with karakia by Kelly-Anne Panapa, Director Māori Success and Equity at NorthTec | Te Pūkenga.
“I’m honored to be able to open this event,” said Kelly-Anne, “I’ve enjoyed working closely with the students and kaimahi this year. I wish them all the best going forward.”
The last three years of study have been tough, with disruptions from Covid-19, personal circumstances, and staff changes, but for these artists, it’s been worth it.
“It’s been good, but it’s also been difficult,” says Scotty Burdett, an artist whose work focuses on his journey living with TAR Syndrome. “It’s been great having everyone around for support. We're like a family, we’ve all been there for each other. It’s been a great experience.”
“The exhibit is the final moment for us here,” says Jason Povey. “We’ve come full circle. It’s been a fantastic experience.”
The exhibit will be on in the Geoff Wilson Gallery from the 13th to the 18th of December. Everyone is invited to come along and check out the amazing works produced by these eleven artists. Some works are for sale.
The Gallery will be open 12 pm-6 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am – 2 pm Saturday and Sunday.