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UCOL Future Forward Arts & Design Symposium

UCOL Future Forward Arts & Design Symposium

Five leaders in the creative arts will be guest speakers at UCOL’s Future Forward Arts and Design Symposium in Whanganui this week.

The symposium is the second to be held as part of UCOL’s Prospective project which aims to scope the future of art and design training.

The speakers at Friday’s symposium are:

David Trubridge: An innovative furniture designer based in Havelock North. His work is produced in New Zealand, using only natural materials in order to reduce the effect on the environment.

Noel Brown: CEO of Wellington-based design company DNA. Noel also spent 17 years with the successful company Formway, taking it from a local provider to international markets.

Kelcy Taratoa: Kelcy is a Palmerston North-based artist whose paintings are charged with an awareness of encroaching urban and popular culture. His work has shown at major public galleries around the country.

Denise L’Estrange-Corbet: Designer for the WORLD fashion label and Director of WORLDbeauty. She is a published author and weekly contributor to Canvas magazine in the New Zealand Herald and New idea.

Jacob Scott: Jacob is an architectural designer and artist and principal of Scott Design. He is one of this country’s pioneers in Maori Art and Maori Arts Education.

Future Forward Arts & Design Symposium:
Friday, March 9, starting at 1pm, drinks and nibbles from 4pm
Where: Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Museum (Watt Street entrance)

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Numbers are limited at the symposium which is also open to all UCOL staff and students.


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