VIVID exhibition to showcase student design

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VIVID exhibition to showcase student design


Stina Stynes’s “Dagros” - digital design on canvas

30 May 2013

A thought-provoking and colourful design exhibition of large format prints on paper, board and canvas will go on display at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 6 June at 6.30pm.

The VIVID: student illustration exhibition, which features works by more than 50 advanced design students, will be officially opened by USC graduate and local design specialist Kane Bradshaw, the Director of Fan Design Studio.

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

“This is the largest cohort ever in this popular program,” Dr Livingston said. “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.

“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.

“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.

VIVID will be at the USC Gallery from Thursday 6 June until Saturday 6 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.

Terry Walsh

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