In mid-July lecturers from the foundation programme showcased their work in a loosely themed, casually curated exhibition The Dog Ate My Homework. It was a tongue-in-cheek eclectic mix of artwork that pokes fun at the experience of marking day.
Exhibition curator Rose Meyer says “The overall concept is about the eclectic mix of students you get as a teacher. There is always the one who tries hard and is over-prepared, the one that thinks they can get away with something done the night before, the one who never finished their artwork and all the stages in-between.” This meant the artists submitted a variety of work; work from the past that gives a good indication of skills; work that might not fit into an artists' usual practice; a risk taken; or even work done as a doodle on a notebook or something unfinished.
Feedback on the show was extremely positive and there was lots of discussion about the way each artist placed their work in conversation with the works around it. The show also created a great sense of camaraderie between the lecturers, students and visitors.
Right: Lynnemaree Patterson, The In Between