13 Nov Stellenbosch Gradex ’08
We’ve let you know about CPUT Graduation exhibition, we figured you might want to know about the Stellenbosch Graduation Exhibition as well. The opening night (when you get the free wine and get to mingle and shoot the breeze) is on the 28th of November. Expect to see less website/brochure design/CI and more conceptual art graphic work (for the graphics section).
They have a website that you can view all their stuff on. It’s here.
Stellenbosch University Visual Arts Building,
Victoria Street, at the intersection of Neethling Street.
Opening of event: November 28 @ 19h00
Closes: December 12, 2008
Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10: 00 – 16: 00
Phone: 078 836 7236 (only in use during the exhibition)
And they want to tell you:
Gradex’08: Depart aims to create an interdisciplinary and visual dialogue between the three respective streams of study followed at the department, namely Fine Arts, Visual Communication (Graphic Design) and Jewellery Design. The Department of Visual Arts employs a system of practice-based research in which the symbiotic relationship between art theory and practical work is consistently emphasised. A process-orientated method of working, which questions and celebrates its own internal language systems and the broader field of contemporary art practice, lies at the core of the department’s general approach to art. The title Depart alludes to the commencement of the graduates’ creative careers after four years of practice-based training and research.
This exhibition is a platform on which students get to showcase their work to industry professionals and the broader public. Visitors can expect a rich variety of work, ranging from exquisite contemporary jewellery to socially-responsive and trend-setting design and visual art.
A remarkable feature of this graduate exhibition is that every aspect of it is organised by the graduating students themselves, including fundraising, catalogue and exhibition design and curatorial control.