The ‘Destination Art & Design’ graduate exhibition, curated by this year’s NM TAFE Graphic Design graduates remains on show until the 12 December 2020. If you get a moment a visit to see the work in person at Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street in Northbridge is well worth the trip.
The entire building Gallery Central is filled with Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Jewellery, Photography and Visual Arts work. It offers a unique opportunity to see the diversity, quality and range of job ready graduates in the heart of Perth.
Alumna Melissa Radman, Design Director at Wunderman Thompson, said: “said: “For you to be a good designer, you need to tap into your life experiences and observe the world around you. The good news these Still Shining graduates did exactly that and are still pushing and still learning!”
“This year has tested us to push through uncertainty and adapt to the world while charging towards the future. These challenges have brought us together and pushed our creativity further than we thought we could,” said Radman.
Opening last week on the 3rd of December, this Graphic Design exhibition is different from previous years in several ways. Most obvious is the new space, a move to zero touch, ‘exploded portfolios’ — partly due to a COVID safe plan, but also to allow students to adorn the walls, floors, exposed beams and change rooms in TAFE’s wooden floored, life-drawing rooms. There is also much fewer Graphics Graduates this year, with a total of only 16 students — down from 38 last year.
See a snapshot of some of the other disciplines on display here.
Other highlights of the Still Shining Project included a range of industry talks, workshops and design sprints, including:
A student team was short-listed as the Asia/Pacific Finalist for the Google Online Marketing Challenge
A marathon IP Talk with Nigel Chen-Tan from FB RICE Lawyers
ISTD introduction and two professional concepting and crafting session with with Becky Chilcott (ISTD & CHIL3)
Binding and print talk with Paula Siudek and Emilee Hudswell from GO PRINT WA
An onsite visit by John Hartley from Advanced Press – They also helped print this year’s catalogue.
Ruicong, Cosi and Anabel took part in the Adobe / Rip Curl design sprint AKA the Adobe CreativeJam
NM TAFE and Still Shining Grads hosted the 2020 AGDA WA Portfolio Review – a chance to receive industry professionals feedback and hear an outstanding keynote by Rachel Boon (Block Branding) – Several students also were placed with industry mentors as part of the AGDA WA Mentor/Mentee program
NM TAFE’s Brendan Hibbert gave a big thanks to lecturing staff; gallery and technician support; the amazing industry judging team for 2020; the guests and naturally, none of this could happen without the graduate show sponsors.
2020 Still Shining Project Awards for Excellence
Sponsored and Supported by Campaign Brief (WA)
Award for Excellence: TRAVIS WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD
Judge: Staff award for the student who demonstrated “Noble acts of selflessness”
2020 Winner: Cosimo Ricupero