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Strata Exhibition Reveals Depth in Student Work

Strata Exhibition Reveals Depth in Student Work

Strata, an exhibition featuring the best in up and coming studio based media including contemporary jewellery, painting, ceramics and printmaking is opening at Thistle Hall, Cuba Street on 14 November 2017.

The exhibition will showcase the works of year one and two Whitireia Visual Arts and Design students. It will provide a unique opportunity for members of the public to view and buy art works of New Zealand’s next generation of contemporary artists.

The show is all about layers and how once you engage with art the different layers naturally unfold to provide a more personal meaning to the viewer or wearer.

From the use of greywacke in contemporary jewellery to henna in printmaking students have used an exciting variety of traditional, organic and more unconventional materials to create pieces that are fresh and unique.

In a world of artificial intelligence and machine generated objects these students are focused on celebrating the art of bespoke pieces and creating personalised artistic works.

Students will be hosting the exhibition and will be available to talk about their work throughout its duration.

The exhibition runs from 14-19 November 2017, 10am to 5.30pm daily.


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