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Honours exhibition highlights creative diversity


14 November 2005
Southern Cross University's visual arts feast continues this week with the opening of the EXIT05 Honours Exhibition on Friday (November 18) evening.

The Honours Exhibition features a collection of works from four artists, covering a variety of themes from rock culture to memory and loss.

Visual Arts Honours co-ordinator Mr John Smith said the show, which follows on from the EXIT05 undergraduate exhibition, was the equivalent of four solo exhibitions.

"This Honours exhibition is really a demonstration that these artists are ready to stage exhibitions in their own right. It is a very sophisticated show," Mr Smith said.

The artists are Matthew O'Brien, Frances Parker, Jan Oliver and Jason Rogers.

"They all come from different backgrounds and approach their work from different perspectives. The diversity that is evident in this exhibition is typical of what we aim to foster throughout the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Honours programs.

"We encourage individual direction and diversity of expression."

The works include mixed media installations, paintings and beaten lead pieces.

Mr Smith said the Visual Arts Honours students carried out rigorous research projects in the production of their creative works.

The exhibition will be officially opened by the Head of School of Arts Associate Professor Jan Davis on Friday, November 18, in V Block at the Lismore campus, from 5.30pm to 8pm.

It will be open from November 18 to 25 (closed Sunday, November 20) from 10am to 5pm, and 10am to 8pm on Thursday, November 24.

Entry is free and is open to all members of the public.

Media contact: Brigid Veale 66593006 or m. 0439 680 748.