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Spectrum re-opens its doors

Tuesday, 02 August 2011

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The Spectrum Project Space has re-opened in its new location on the Mount Lawley Campus after an 18-month hiatus.

It originally occupied a building in Northbridge. It is now a purpose built, $520,000 venue to showcase the work of ECU staff and students and provide them with invaluable experience in planning and executing exhibitions.

Global Echo is the first exhibition at the space. It is a showcase of contemporary printmaking by more than 100 artists from seven universities around the world, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and ECU.

Participating in this exchange project are 20 ECU Visual Arts staff and students, as well as participants from the ECU School of Communications and Arts Open Bite printmaking program.

Artists have produced multiple editions of their artworks for exhibition at each of the participating universities. This provides ECU students and staff with significant international exposure.

Head of the School of Communications and Arts, Professor Clive Barstow, said:

“Spectrum is like a training ground for many emerging artists and creatives. With the support of ECU, they learn how to install and present their work to the public in a professional exhibition space. It is a unique concept and works range from performance, visual arts, photography, poetry, creative writing, and design.”

Global Echo runs from Friday, 4 August until Wednesday, 24 August. Visit the Spectrum website for more information about opening times and upcoming exhibitions

Read the Media Release here.

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