Students aim to impress industry scouts at grad show

Rabbit Hole studio

Bachelor of Design students from the University of Western Sydney are putting the finishing touches to their final works as they prepare to impress industry scouts at the crucial graduation exhibition Two & Two at Darling Harbour on November 27.

The graduation exhibition is organised and curated by the students, and will feature graphic design, photography and digital media displays. A dedicated space will showcase animation and video footage, and screen based interactive pieces will be presented alongside printed material.

Organisers Michelle Catanzaro and Samantha Edwards- Vandenhoek, from the UWS School of Humanities and Communication Arts, says the Two & Two Exhibition is a crucial chance for students to get a foot in the door of the industry.

"Opening night is more than just a celebration of the end of university life, it's a crucial opportunity for the students to impress our industry partners and media representatives and kickstart their careers," says Ms Catanzaro.

Ms Vandenhoek says many of the students will be showcasing projects they developed at the award winning Rabbit Hole design studios at the University of Western Sydney. 

"The final year has already worked with businesses around Sydney and beyond, an example being the students who repackaged and rebranded wine from the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains," says Ms Vandenhoek.


Megalong Valley winesa

"Not only has this industry experience given the students a taste of what to expect when they step out into the real world, it's also helped hone their skills and approach a commercial job with a critical eye."

Media and the public are welcome to attend the Two & Two UWS Bachelor of Design graduation show, held at the Cockle Bay Wharf (Harbour Level) at Darling Harbour, Tuesday November 27 at 6pm.

The exhibition will remain open on Wednesday November 28 from 10am to 2pm.


21 November 2012

Wine images: Milosz Karluk

 Contact: Mark Smith, Media Officer