Thursday, 15 November 2012
Edith Cowan University (ECU)’s School of Communications and Arts will transform into an interactive gallery space as it celebrates the best and brightest in student artwork.
This year's graduation show, entitled Transformers, will showcase design, visual arts, photomedia, fashion and film and video works throughout the Mount Lawley Campus venue.
The event is an opportunity for graduating students to celebrate their time at university by showcasing their best work to parents, fellow students, the arts industry and potential employers.
Highlights include fashion show Blunder, which brings the sophistication and glamour of the catwalk to ECU’s very own campus. The students designs, worn by models, will be accompanied by photos, videos, performances and music, bringing the work to life in one non-stop celebration of fashion at ECU’s Spectrum Project Space.
ECU’s film and video students have had a stellar year, with four of their films shortlisted for the prestigious National ATOM awards. Their show, entitled The Fine Cut, will showcase the ‘best of the best’ from the film and video program, giving patrons a chance to check out Perth’s up and coming student directors and producers before they make it big.
ECU’s Head of School of Communication and Arts Professor Clive Barstow believes the event is a fantastic way for students to showcase their work to wide audience on the eve of their graduation.
“ECU’s communication and arts students are unbelievably talented, producing work that is of an exceptionally high standard, and we are really looking forward to presenting their great work to the Perth community,” Professor Barstow said.
“This exhibition is not only a chance to showcase up and coming talent, but also gives students a chance to take the next step in their career, gaining them invaluable experience by taking part in a professional exhibition.
A full list of the shows is below:
- Blunder – presented by ECU’s fashion students and curated by Justine McKnight and Christopher Fitzallen;
- The Fine Cut – presented by ECU’s film and video students;
- New View – presented by ECU’s design students and curated by Stuart Medley, Alun Price and Jo Jung;
- Things as They Are – presented by ECU’s photomedia students and curated by Max Pam and Paul Godfrey; and
- Unbridled – presented by ECU’s visual arts students and curated by Gregory Pryor.
Transformers opens on Tuesday, 27 November at 6.00pm by the Minister for Culture and the Arts The Hon. John Day.
Transformers will run daily until Friday, 14 December with the fashion students closing out the exhibition.
Interviews with artists and media prior to the opening can be arranged on request.
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