Issue 10 - 7 November 2011 enews home

Art talent on show at 'hotlands' exhibit


By Leanne Coleman

Territory finalists with lecturers and judges at the launch of the Australian Apprentice Chef Competition with NT Administrator, his Honour Mr Tom Pauling AO

Two characters from CDU arts student Te Claire's animation film "Oscar the Owl"
Charles Darwin University was transformed into an arts hub as Arts students merged bringing together music, art and design to showcase their skills at the end of year show for CDU's Creative Arts.

Entitled "102- Art from the hotlands", the exhibition celebrated the Northern Territory Centenary (1911-2011) and all that is unique in the Territory's community of creative people.

Head of School, Creative Arts and Humanities Associate Professor Bill Wade said the annual exhibition was held to showcase the talent of CDU's Creative Arts students and invite industry and the community in to see their creative works.

"This is an important opportunity to highlight the role CDU is playing in enhancing the creative industries and participation rates within the Territory's creative arts sectors," he said.

Mr Wade said this year's exhibit was bigger than ever with CDU's creative students coming together to exhibit.

"There was a range of works from 3D animation and digital projections/short films, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and design.

"Also for the first time this year three remote Indigenous community groups were represented in the exhibition."

CDU Multimedia lecturer Peter Houtmeyers said that one of the highlights of the show was a work by Arts student Te Claire.

Three and a half years in the making, her short animation film entitled "Oscar the Owl" opened to rave reviews.