Of The Diverse Exhibition Opening Night

Of The Diverse Exhibition Logo designed by Escher and Tamara
Photo Credit: Karina Kusumadarma

On the 8th November we had the opening night of our NMIT level 6 end of year exhibition at the Refinery Art Space.

It was an amazing night, with over 150 people attending, and 22 of my classmates exhibiting a hugely diverse range of artworks.

The exhibition was run by our class, with teams all responsible for different aspects of the planning and execution of the event. I was part of the curatorial team, along with Ruby Bathan and Elaine Ang, who worked alongside Ann Braunsteiner from the Refinery, planned out the gallery space and where all the works would be placed. This was an amazing opportunity and experience, and something that I love doing.

In the lead up to the exhibition Ruby Bathan and I also did a radio interview on Fresh FM about the exhibition.

All these photos from the night were taken by our talented class member Karina Kusumadarma.

Kowhai Design for Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of NZ recently licensed one of my surface designs to use for their Christmas fundraising campaign, which was super exciting 🙂

 

The mailout included, a piece of giftwrap and example gift tag stickers, as well letterheads and was posted out to 50,000 NZ addresses 🙂

If you would like to donate to the Stroke Foundation click here.

‘Lavender’s Eggs’ is being Published!

Our Kickstarter campaign was fully funded today, so now we can get the book printed!!!!!

I am so excited and grateful to everybody that has contributed to our campaign and made this happen, thank you sooooo much!!!

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The best bit is there is still 15 days to go on the Kickstarter campaign, so that means people have until the 28th November to order a copy of the book for the special cheaper Kickstarter price of NZ$22.00 inc postage within NZ. (After 28th Nov the books will be NZ$24.95 + postage).

Order yours now

Thank you!!

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Lavender’s Eggs Children’s Book

I have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to get my first children’s book published!!

Susanne Payne has written the story, about her very special bantam hen, Lavender, who liked to do things her own way, regardless of how this affected Sue 🙂

I have illustrated and designed the book layout, and am very excited to (hopefully) see it all come to fruition!!

You can find out more information about it here, or if you would like to help get the book published, you can go directly to the Kickstarter project page!

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NMIT Video

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has done a short video featuring me to promote their Arts and Media program. I am in my second year of a 3 year Bachelor of Arts and Media degree, with a focus on Graphic Design and Illustration.

 

 

So this is me, Hi 🙂

Latest NMIT Project – ’29’

I have just finished a 14 week project for my Bachelor of Arts and Media course I am doing at NMIT (2nd year, level 6), we were given a pretty open brief, just needing to explore a topic that fell under the heading of communication and looking at either identity, narrative or politics.

I chose to look at the Pike River disaster and combined my two main focus’s of illustration and graphic design. I have a personal connection with this topic as my parents were living across the river from the mine at the time of the explosion and while we didn’t know any of the 29 personally, they were part of the community at this time.

I haven’t done any political art before and the serious nature of this was a challenge, but something I did enjoy and felt strongly about. Illustrations for magazine articles is something I would love to pursue.

My final work was presented as a Magazine Editor/Creative Directors desk showing several proofs ready for final printing as fictional magazine covers and editorial spreads.

This is my contextual statement to explain the work:

On the 19th November 2010 Pike River Coal Mine on the West Coast of New Zealand exploded, killing 29 miners.

Since then, documentaries, books and articles with headings such as “Miners doomed by fatal flaws” have continued to tell the story of one of New Zealand’s worst mine disasters. And the difference with this disaster is that the answers aren’t known, the full truth hasn’t come out and what has been revealed hints at a darker story.

This work is my response to how things stand six and half years later, and how the story may continue.

Epitome Opening Night

The opening night of our exhibition, Epitome, went amazingly! I had such a great time and we were so lucky to have so many people come along and support us.

I sold two of my artworks, which was awesome! This also contributed to the other part of our evening, fundraising for the SPCA, which went great! Overall we sold 6 artworks and 10% from those, combined with the gold coin donations we received, meant we raised $148 for our local animals in need!

Thanks to Elaine Ang from Hello Elaine we have some great photos of the evening 🙂

Epitome Exhibition

I am part of an art exhibition that a group of us second year Bachelor of Visual Art students from NMIT are holding on 8-11 June 2017. I will be exhibiting part of my falconry series I did in December 2016.

Epitome …… a thing representing something else in miniature.

Epitome is an illustration based group art exhibition featuring second year Bachelor of Visual Art students Bowie Clark, Galoyan Newport, Nadia Ryan and Penny Royal, with guest artist Annabelle Archibald.

Epitome is also a fundraising event for the SPCA, with a gold coin entry donation and 10% of sales of artwork, all going to help animals in our local community.

The opening night will be on Thursday 8th June from 6.30pm until 8.30pm at the G Space Gallery in the G Block at NMIT Nelson Campus, and promises to be an illustrative evening filled with creativity, food and drink.

Further details can be found on their Facebook Event ‘Epitome Exhibition

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