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 πŸ™‚

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 β€œMiners 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 πŸ™‚

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 β€˜Epitome Exhibition’

Epitome Poster FB event cover image-02-02



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