What a journey it has been. Last night was the culmination of three years of long hours and sleepless nights, tears and tantrums and a whole lot of creating. We put together an exhibition of visual arts, graphic design and media arts. A beautiful mix of creative works. I have enjoyed my time and am grateful for the people I have met and friends that I have made. Even though it may be the end of one adventure, it is the beginning of another, thank you to my followers of this blig and also my followers on my other social media outlets. I have included a few snapshots of our grad show as it was coming together and some from the opening night. Stay tuned for more developments over the new year.
The end is nigh!!! Well not the end of the world, but the end of my academic career as an undergraduate. Quite an amazing journey, many things I have learned and interesting people I have met, even some with the potential of being lifelong friends.
I feel it fitting that I now share my last painting made at University. After this I paint for myself and not for grades.
This is the last in a series of figurative works based on the work of artists that have inspired me including Picasso, Francis Bacon and Willem de Kooning.
As apart of our fundraising for the 2012 Graduation Show, the students of the Faculty of Creative arts at the University of Wollongong have organised the 2012 Nude Auction. A collection of photographs, paintings, sculpture and works on paper, with the theme of the nude as their subject matter. Works were donated by current and past students, teachers past and current and also several notable artists with local and national acclaim. The installation of the show was a tedious process, however it was a learning process and good experience working with fellow students with varying levels of hanging and installation experience. A majority of our works were professionally framed to provide a unified install aesthetic, as can be seen in the photos below. All in all, we managed to raise approximately $5000 to go towards our Graduation show “Paper Planes”, the funds going to the production of our catalogue, catering and other associated costs.
We also managed to sell a majority of works that were up for auction, all but four works sold, the unsold will be up for auction in our up and coming auction/exhibition “Abund-Art”. I hope you all enjoy the pictures I have posted. Oh and I forgot to mention, that I also purchased a work myself, quite proud of it as well, it was by notable local artist Paul Ryan, to quote one of my teachers “You got it for a steal!.” A Very nice way to start off my collection of contemporary art.