Design students stage VIVID exhibition

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Design students stage VIVID exhibition


Morgan McGuire’s digital design on paper “Imaginaerium

7 June 2013

A colourful and thought-provoking exhibition of works by advanced design students at the University of the Sunshine Coast was opened at the USC Gallery last night (Thursday 6 June).

The VIVID: student illustration exhibition, which includes large format prints on paper, board and canvas, will remain on display at the gallery until Saturday 6 July.

Lecturer in Digital Design Dr Debra Livingston said this annual exhibition demonstrated the innovation and commitment to creativity by more than 50 students.

“Our design 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.” 

The VIVID exhibition was officially opened by Fan Design Studio director Kane Bradshaw, a USC graduate and local design specialist. 

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. 

“The exhibition is an opportunity for the University to show the broader community what our students are doing and what is at the forefront of graphic design in Queensland,” she said.

 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.

 — Terry Walsh

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