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Media Alert - Land Locked - new perspectives on a familiar place

23 May 2012

NMIT Visual Arts students have been using pencils, brushes and cameras to explore the layered history of a familiar place to those who live north of the river - the riverbanks, fields and buildings of Collingwood Children's Farm and the Abbotsford Convent.

Their impressions and perspectives are now to form the basis of a great new exhibition - Land Locked - at the Bundoora Homestead.

“Some of the students produced botanical illustrations and some rendered landscapes while others explored the architectural elements of the convent. We even had students working in the Children's Farm constructing 3-D models of fantastic animal-plant hybrids,” said NMIT Visual Arts teacher, Kirsten Perry.

“All had different briefs but a universal requirement for all the students was to think about the 'sense' of a place and gather information through multiple medias with which to interpret and communicate that sense of place.”

The result is Land Locked, an exhibition of approximately 34 of the best works from the Yarra Bend project, featuring works on paper, photographs and 3-D models.

“The exhibition aims to examine the layered histories of space, place and environment and provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their work within the community,” said Kirsten Perry.

Ms Perry says the Exhibition is open to the public and encourages anyone interested in emerging artists and new perspectives on Melbourne's north to come along.

What: Land Locked - an exhibition of works by NMIT Visual Arts students.
When: Wednesday 30 May to Sunday 17 June. Official opening, Saturday 2 June, 2 - 4pm.
Where: Access Gallery at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora. Phone: (03) 9496 1060. www.bundoorahomestead.com

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre opening hours:
Wednesday-Friday 11am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 12noon-5pm
Free admission

For more information on NMIT's Visual Arts programs go to www.nmit.edu.au/studyareas/visual_art


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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or jamesgardener@nmit.vic.edu.au

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