From Canada to Korea – Student’s Art Work Clock up Air Miles
Student’s art work at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) will be exhibited half way around the world over the next couple of months, as part of an international collaboration with The University of Alberta, Canada and Ewha University of Seoul, Korea.
An entire year group of students who are enrolled on their second year of BA Printmaking at UWIC’s Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) have contributed to the collaboration, titled W.A.V.E (World Art College Vision Exchange), with David Ferry, Head of Printmaking at UWIC to act as guest of honour at the official Canadian opening ceremony in January 2009.
The exhibition began its initial commencement on December 16th in the art gallery of University of Alberta, where student’s work will stay throughout December and until January 17th 2009, before being whisked away to Korea where the exhibition will continue at the art centre of Ewha University of Seoul from the 10th to the 20th of March, where an awards ceremony will take place.
All participants were asked to purchase a second hand LP record which was used to print with or on top of to create original, creative pieces.
With its title, ‘Blurring Boundaries’, an eclectic mix is sure to be on offer, with such varied cultures and art practices coming together.
David Ferry, Head of Printmaking at UWIC said, “This is a special event for the Cardiff School of Art and Design as this is the first time we have been invited to this important international art school exhibition.”
“It extends the existing UK participants into Wales and is a fantastic opportunity for second year fine art printmaking students to be involved in a major exhibition with a full catalogue. It gives an immediate sense of purpose and helped galvanize a whole year’s student group.”
He continued: “All the staff connected with this group of students are also exhibiting and we also were able to include our resident MA Fine Art student, Theo Griffiths. It clearly is a shared experience.”
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• Other participating schools include Camberwell College of Art, London and University of Creative Arts, London.
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