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International collaboration for ECU art students

Friday, 09 December 2011

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ECU art students followed in the footsteps of artists around the world as they hosted the first Australian Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) event this month.

BYOB is an international initiative, which invites artists to come together and explore art through projection.

Organised and run entirely by ECU students, the event at the East Perth Galleria saw 17 artists displaying their work on projectors, which showcased sound, video and moving image.

Sessional staff member and curator Andy Simionato has worked alongside the inventor of the BYOB format, Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal.

Mr Simionato believes the event provided students with an avenue to curate an interesting and engaging exhibition from a diverse range or artists.

“The event was a culmination of three months of hard work for this small and energetic team of students, with the end result hailed a success by both artists and guests,” Mr Simionato said.

“The success of BYOB was a great credit to the hard work of our students, and will hopefully be the first in many more curatorial experiments of this kind in the future.”

Dutch inventor Rafaël Rozendaal held a short video conference from Amsterdam during the event.

The exhibition formed part of a postgraduate project for ECU’s School of Communications and Arts students. For more information about the School visit www.sca.ecu.edu.au.

To find out more about BYOB Perth visit byobperth.tumblr.com.

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