A creative connection

On show: Southern Institute of Technology photography student Mitch Robertson.

CONNECTION – a creative artist showcase by Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Level 4 Certificate students will be held at Invercargill’s Miharo Art Gallery next week.

This brief window to view their talent will give the public not only the opportunity to see the students’ diverse work, but also give those who may be considering studying visual arts at SIT the chance to speak to some of the students who have studied there.

Co-organiser Kynn Donaghy said: “The various mediums exhibited included animation, film, sculpture, photography, printmaking, history of manifestos (guidelines for artists), digital and traditional art.

“Six months of blood, sweat and tears have gone into completing six papers to pass the New Zealand Certificate of Creativity,” she said.

Donaghy described the six-month course, “like a taster course, to try things you might like and also a taste into studying at SIT”.

Nine students from throughout New Zealand joined together to study during the past six months, with some planing to continue their study at SIT or in Otago.

“During that time, we have learned more about each other, ourselves and our artistic abilities than we could have ever imagined.

“This journey has led the students to this short, visual art exhibition and the diversity of this small group.”

This exhibition represented the student’s “best and most favourite pieces from the past six months”, Donaghy said.

“Come and enjoy this wide range of work for the whole family to enjoy.”

  • Connection, Miharo Art Gallery, 28 Don St, from Wednesday, November 18, to Friday, November 20, 10am-2pm.

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