Design students stage colourful exhibition

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Design students stage colourful exhibition


Published on 7 June 2012

8 June 2012

A thought-provoking and colourful computer-based design exhibition of large format prints on paper and canvas is now on display at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Gallery.

The exhibition, called Collective Perspectives, features works by more than 30 Design students at USC who have explored the theme of “the changing aspects of technology”.

The exhibition was officially opened on Thursday 7 June by USC graduate and well-known industry design specialist, Neisha Phillips, who is the Director of Creative Emporium.

USC Lecturer in Digital Design Dr Debra Livingston said this annual exhibition demonstrated the students’ innovation and commitment to creativity.

“Our students are encouraged to experiment with photography, painting and drawing skills combined with computer software to produce a dynamic body of art work that has a digital illustration focus,” she said.

“This year, students have explored themes like fantasy, human form, metropolis, culture, mechanics, technology and the natural world.”

Dr Livingston said USC’s Bachelor of Computer-Based Design prepared students for a variety of careers, including advertising, graphic design, multimedia design, packaging, publishing, visual communication and web design.

Collective Perspectives will be on display at the USC Gallery until Saturday 7 July.

The Gallery is located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open FREE to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday but is closed Sundays and public holidays.

The 2012 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery exhibition program is supported by The Proost De Deyne Family, owners of Big Kart Track Sunshine Coast.

— Terry Walsh

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