November 25


Serial exhibition opener David Broker was at it again last night talking about the advantages of being an artist (yes there are some) at the opening of Frisson. This exhibition sums up the excitement of completing a course in visual arts as well as the thrill of making and looking at works. It was a very positive and auspicious end to the year for students of  CIT Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts and Design Practice. Working in painting, sculpture, print, jewellery, altered book, stock animation, drawing, textile and media works, the students are a particularly close knit and enthusiastic bunch. A lot of hard work went into this exhibition and it shows with bucket loads of potential ! Over the last three years the CIT exhibitions have got better and better and a number of the diploma grads will be snapped up for studies at the prestigious ANU Art School. There’s some feel good success stories as the class of zero 10 overcomes the odds and excels. In particular … a very big night for scientist turned artist Deirdre Pierce who walked out with an armful of awards!   Great atmosphere for an up beat opening which went on for quite a while. At ANCA until 5 December.

Deirdre Pearce Photo: Travis Heindrich

Dierdre (winner takes all) gets Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre Award from Dianna Hare Photo: Travis 

Brent Joly and Poon Sing Wai (Anton)

Kristy Smith and Tenielle Kenndy

Hetti Blue and Eleanor Cotterell

Laura James and Troy Hobbins