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Artists Honoured at Southern Cross University


15 November 2004
Lismore’s art extravaganza continues with Southern Cross University’s Honours Graduate exhibition opening this Friday.

Nine exceptional artists will exhibit their work which includes glass, printmaking, sculpture and painting.

Honours Coordinator, John Smith, said the honours students have been developing beautiful and captivating exhibitions.

“The Honours year is a rigorous training program that requires the student to produce an exhibition of a sophisticated conceptual and technical standard,” said Mr Smith.

“Honours is traditionally the path to research projects in the postgraduate area. Visual Arts at SCU have been running a very successful post graduate program over the last year decade and have produced their first generation of creative arts PhDs and many Masters graduates.

“This exhibition demonstrates a wonderful range of media, and engages with a range of contemporary cultural issues.”

Graduating Honours artist, Michal Teague, grew up in the ‘Rainbow Region’ on a Terania Creek banana plantation at the height of logging protests and the Aquarius Festival, and says this has influenced her life and her art work.

“I became curious about why people were attracted by New Age philosophies and Eastern spirituality now permeating the mainstream.

“I aimed through my mixed media works to explore the preoccupation with ‘wholeness’, of a ‘pattern that connects’ the human with nature, in a time often typified by individualism and scientific and economic pragmatism.”

“In my work fuzzy logic blind faith I attempt to convey a sense of fragmentation and overload, I want to challenge the viewer to determine a sense of the whole.”

SCU Visual Arts Honours Exhibition

When: Friday 19 November
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: V Block, Southern Cross University, Lismore Campus
The exhibition will be open from the20 November – 27 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm, except Sunday.

**Attached image by Honours Graduate Carolyne Lewis - habitus.

Media contact: Kasturi Shanahan 0439 858 057 or 6620 3144.