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EIT’s Arts Festival showcases best student work of the year

November 26, 2019

Noah Tucker with two of his illustrations that will be displayed at the festival.

Students from EIT’s IDEAschool are set to show off their best work of the year at this year’s Arts Festival.

The festival officially opens on Friday, 29 November, with an art and design exhibition, a fashion show, film screenings and music performances throughout the evening.

The arts festival is free and open to the public will showcase the breadth of creativity of EIT students. The event features all of the disciplines taught at EIT’s IDEAschool, ranging from Certificate to Postgraduate qualification level. 

For students in their third year of the Bachelor of Creative Practice, the celebration is an opportunity to show off their final projects, which they have worked on for much of the semester. Other students have selected their best work from throughout the year.

“I really put a lot of effort into the preparation of my pieces. I can’t wait for my art being ‘out there’ and I’m curious about the reactions and feedback from viewers,” says Bachelor of Creative Practice student, Noah Tucker.

For Honours student Sharleen Gamble “the festival is a great way to celebrate and showcase our hard work. Personally, I have put in 110 percent throughout the year.”

Anna Potton-Grapes is one of the fashion students who showcase their collections at the IDEAschool Arts Festival runway show.

Head of IDEAschool, Professor Matthew Marshall says, “It’s great for the students to have something to celebrate their hard work. It’s something for them to aim for and be excited about. The event is also a great opportunity to build their networks with the community and set themselves up for exciting careers in the future.”  

The IDEAschool Arts Festival will launch at 4pm at Scholar’s Restaurant (Hawke’s Bay Campus).  From 4.30pm there will be music performances and at 5pm is the Art & Design Exhibition opening. The Fashion Show starts at 5.30pm, with film screenings at 7pm. Scholars Restaurant will be the hub for purchase of food and beverages.

The art, design and screen production showcases will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm.