This weekend I went along to the display of artwork created by CPIT students. The students, I believe are all at the level of Bachelor of Design, but in various fields.
The artwork was very exciting and I was impressed by the creations. The fantastic designs are on display at the Rakaia Centre, Madras St Campus. All the different artists’ pieces are on display until 26 November.
I have not included all of the works as bright sun and shadows on the day meant that the photographs I had taken would not have done the art justice. So here are the photos I considered as acceptable:
These are the various artworks of Tyson Roberts and Elias Tyro. They combined their skills to create these masterpieces. There are a lot more on display, but too many to include here.
The work of Marcus Patman I found really good. I would love to come across these pictures scattered around in the pages of the short story by H P Lovecraft called “Under the Pyramids”, which the artwork is inspired by. There are two pictures of Queen Nitokris and two unwordly creatures. The shadows in some of the pictures were not in the original design, but caused by the bright Canterbury sun falling across the them. Luckily I think it adds to the atmosphere of the creations.
“The Cautionary Tale of Susan McGoo” is a book for children written by Pauline Cartwright and beautifully illustrated by Kelly Lynch. I found the pictures delightful and I can see Kelly going far in creating the charming characters that children love.
Below is the exhibit that most people linger by. It is a very thought provoking work by Kristin Clark. We can all think about how we know someone who is manipulated by the people around them at work and at home. The text accompanying this artwork is: “Desmond has come to the realisation that he was never a free man. He had always been controlled by someone or something.”
I enjoyed the work by Chris Hyde. Not all of his work is displayed on his wall there are some great pieces in the pages of his portfolio.
A clothing design by Laura Godfrey is about being a twin. Without her sister Rebecca she would not feel complete, so on her clothing is the logo “make a whole”. There may be a big call for outfits for twins in the future. Maybe mirrored designs or designs that you cannot tell what they are until the twins are standing close together.
I love the look of the next two characters that star in a stop animation by Rizael Zervos. The girl, to me, has the quirky look of Abby in NCIS.
The last two pictures are by Cameron McDougall based on the story “Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan.
Remember to pop along and be amazed by the talent hidden away from general view in Christchurch.
RIPE is an exciting opportunity to meet the next generation of artists, designers, photographers and animators. Final-year students from the Bachelor of Design and the Diplomas of Photographic Imaging and Professional Photography programmes exhibit their best work in 3D Design, image-making, graphics, photography, and 3D modeling and animation.
RIPE opens Monday 14 November, Rakaia Centre, Madras St Campus, CPIT and is open daily 10:00am – 4:00pm until 26 November.