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WelTec Graduate Exhibition goes off with a bang

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November 2010


WelTec Graduate Exhibition goes off with a bang

Last Wednesday, 3 November, WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies graduate exhibition went off with a bang at its Wellington City Campus. The exhibitions showcased the fantastic, the intriguing and the downright clever, and offered a great snapshot of the creative capital’s next wave of artists and designers.

Priding itself on its revolutionary multidisciplinary degree, WelTec’s graduates lived up to its philosophy with a rich variety of work. The graduate exhibition included a range of pieces as individual as the artists themselves, with examples of work from graphic design, film & TV, animation, sculpture, to visual arts.

WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies (BCT) graduate Caleb Holly, drew on the different skills he had learnt to construct a fully working camera which he used to produce a series of photographs that explore space, form and purpose in Wellington City.

Caleb describes his work as a psycho-geographic study of Wellington City. “They show my journeys throughout the city, recording multiple exposures across periods of time, rather than a single instance of time. I purposely moved the pinholes around to distort reality in order to discover more about what we consider as reality.”

Another graduate Trisha Cribb-Lankey, a student who has studied digital design technologies and typography has completed her degree in visual arts with a stunning collection of layered 3d resin works. “My work is narrative and explores the power relationships between animals and humans. I have used digital images, transparencies and resin to create fantastical alternative worlds”.

Rikki Porter-Samuels project ‘Maori-fied’ highlighted issues of appropriation. Rikki has a background in carving and music. His beautifully crafted ukuleles were carried onto Tapu Te Ranga Marae and installed in the Marae as Maori objects. As Rikki said ”Take that James Cook!”.

Grant Corbishley, Senior Lecturer in Creative Technologies was impressed with the cohort of graduating students. “Not only did students complete major independent projects that encouraged very individualized outcomes, they have also undertaken work experience, collaborated on team based projects and had solo exhibitions around Wellington. The final year delivery is unique as students are able to choose their own mentors from all the staff at creative technologies, which ensures a good fit for every student’s interests.”

Established in 2007, WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies focuses on turning out graduates who produce a diverse range of creative work, while also able to able to collaborate across many related art, design and digital industries.

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