20 November 2019: Graduating student works from across the programs of architecture, design, arts and communications and media will be exhibited in the University of Canberra‘s Faculty of Arts and Design annual graduate student exhibition from 19–21 November 2019, which will be open to family, friends and industry on the night of Wednesday 20 November.
The Exhibition, this year titled FadX 2019, will be mounted in the UC Refectory in the centre of campus to showcase the work of all graduating arts and design students.
The event will also be a drawcard for two days of recruitment, scouting and school tours for potential students (19 and 21 November) and for alumni events which will be held in and around the exhibition during that time.
The students have been given the opportunity to work with a ‘blank canvas’ to depict their talents, abilities and design beliefs to the public, potential employers and future students.
Interaction Design student Connor Burton says that through his work he “wants to champion design ethics and accessibility”. Graphic Design student Ryan Cantrill echoes this enthusiasm saying, “Design runs the world. Everything we see, hear and feel had to be designed in one way or another. We will always need design and designers”.
FadX is unique in that it is entirely student-led, from the development of the works themselves to the exhibition mounting, liaison with sponsors, management of branding and printing of exhibition collateral.
The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design, Professor Jason Bainbridge, says that “This is the beauty of this exhibition. We are always astounded by the talent and innovation of our students. This is an opportunity for them to show industry and their community exactly what they’ve learned during their time with us”.
Second-year students also participate in FadX as part of their curricula. In 2019, this has included a group of students who have designed the website, conducted student interviews and organised the promotion of the exhibition. This prepares second-year students for their final year when they will have a much greater involvement.
The 2019 FadX event is shaping up as one of the best ever, promising a quality experience showcasing the unique talents of UC’s arts and design students.
For more information on the Exhibition and Opening Night go to www.ucartsdesign.com or follow us on instagram #fadx2019