The CoFA ANNUAL is the yearly exhibition of the works produced by (some of) its graduating students. It is a celebration of the blood, sweat and tears that were sacrificed and devoted to our craft as designers and artists. For my designer friends and I, this exhibition marked four years of neurosis and creative energy. For me, this is the defining moment before I embark on a new chapter in my life.
I just had to sneak in a quintessential outfit post/self-portrait/reflection image in this post. As expected, the artistes and designers entered the event in their own unique styles. It was a lot of colour and excitement. (And with every celebration, there was more than enough alcohol to go around…)
This year’s exhibition was a far cry from the creative spew of sculpture that rested in the center of the Roundhouse last year. What made this year even more special was the fact that I was exhibiting with a lot of my close friends. It was quite emotional.
Lachlan and Annie designed the most amazing textile prints for our major projects last semester. These two also endured the trials and tribulations of Honours with me. They’ll be famous someday.
The lovely Kate designed amazing footwear. Her project was among my favourites when we worked on our major projects. She’s immensely talented.
Monique is an amazing designer as well. She’s always had immensely good concepts and has a knack for combining creativity with intelligence. Yet another name to look out for.
And here is my wall! I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I used the “less is more” mentality. The layout was as minimalist as my portfolio’s layout.
Isabelle and Nicole. I love these girls to bits! They were inspired by kale (Issy) and their trips overseas (Nic). I’m immensely biased, so I’ll just save the accolades for when we next meet. Which is soon, I hope.
Samara went to Japan with me. I loved her project, which has feminist undertones and a whimsical element to it. Would you believe that she spent three months or so spinning wool?
And Chris. I’ve been an admirer of his talent from the moment we started talking. He is a storyteller (and an amazing one at that!) He spent months developing these prints, as well as an application that presents an interactive, augmented reality to the viewer.
This work was created using push pins… and refers to the labour-intensive (and dying) art of making lace by hand.
My mum and I also admired this artwork, which reminded us of Murano glass.
The Annual was a brilliant success (again, I may be biased…) and it would be lovely if you can enjoy the experience as well. The exhibition is open until Wednesday, 28th of November 2012 at the Roundhouse, UNSW.
Well done everyone. All of the hard work has finally paid off.