Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology
Manukau Institute of Technology School of Visual Arts presents The Graduate Show End of Year Exhibition 2011. The work of final year students in the Bachelor of Visual Arts programme offered by The University of Auckland at the Manukau campus is to …MIT Graduate Show – End Of Year Exhibition 2011
MIT GRADUATE SHOW | BACHELOR OF VISUAL ARTS
Manukau Institute of Technology School of Visual Arts presents The Graduate Show End of Year Exhibition 2011. The work of final year students in the Bachelor of Visual Arts programme offered by The University of Auckland at the Manukau campus is to be exhibited at the Visual Arts School, in Otara and is open for public viewing from 10am – 4pm, on Saturday 12 November .
For the students, this work is the culmination of four years of study and also provides the platform from which students will launch themselves into new ventures.
“Seeing examples of each student’s work collated into a single volume makes apparent the diverse approaches students take to their studies and how many are the contexts that they choose to address,” says Grant Thompson, Head of School, MIT School of Visual Arts. “There is a clear sense that each student has established a position in relation to the cultural, social and political situations they operate across and now offer their work back to the community as a kind of report on what they have discovered.”
“Some will take on further study or proposals of new bodies of work for exhibition in dealer galleries and artist run spaces. For others there will be a move into the creative industries, into film, theatre or a field of design. Others will become teachers and influence the development of a further generation of creative thinkers and it is this that we celebrate, our students’ ability to think expansively and to act creatively.”
Entry to the exhibition is free and can be accessed from Gate 18, 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara, at Manukau Institute of Technology