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Creative Arts Forum - Where do good ideas come from

22 Mar 2013

Anna Piatkowska, Director of Administration with renowned Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall, will present a lecture on 9 August at the Fairfield campus of NMIT.

The lecture is part of NMIT's Bachelor of Illustration Creative Arts Forums, a series that explores fresh ways of viewing the arts.

Stephen Pascoe, a Bachelor of Illustration lecturer, is helping organise the forum. Stephen says, “Illustrators need to embrace all forms of creativity. Architects know small things can generate big ideas - even scribbles, sketches and scraps of paper might be a germ of something great. It doesn't matter where you are from in the arts, we all need to explore new ways of finding creativity.”

Anna will explore where ideas come from, ways to generate ideas and what constitutes a good idea, as well as answering questions.

Anna works for Denton Corker Marshall, a Melbourne-based architectural practice known for their innovative designs. As well as designing local icons such as the Melbourne Museum, they also undertake high profile projects across the world, including the new Stonehenge Visitors Centre and Manchester's Civil Justice Centre.

The Bachelor of Illustration Creative Arts Forums help students with their own work. Stephen says, “Lectures like this can generate new ideas and new ways of thinking. Anna's visit is a great chance for students to learn from a professional in the creative field.”

Where: NMIT Fairfield, Yarra Bend Road, Building F, Room 103
When: 10 am - noon, Thursday 9 August2012
Who: NMIT students
Cost: Free
Bookings: Michelle Gillick, 03 9269 8888

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