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Roving cube marks UC’s FADx exhibition

Elly Mackay

12 November 2021: Canberrans might notice some unusual scenery on their lake walks or shopping adventures as the University of Canberra’s FADx roving cube makes its way to several Canberra landmarks over the coming months.

The cube, currently located at Commonwealth Place, is part of the annual FADx exhibition, which is being held virtually this year. The exhibition is an opportunity for graduating Faculty of Arts and Design students across all disciplines to showcase their creative works from throughout 2021.

It is the second year the exhibition has been held online.

“Our graduating students have shown just how resilient they are over the past two years, with lockdowns and remote learning changing the way they study,” said Professor Jason Bainbridge, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design.

“The 2021 FADx showcases an exceptional quality of creative work from these students. They should all be proud.”

And while the exhibition can’t be held in person, the cube, equipped with Alternate Reality (AR) capabilities, will help make up for it.

The three-metre public installation is a high-impact, colourful piece that will be moved around public sites in the ACT, and features a curated collection of renderings and representations of student work.

Professor Bainbridge said the cube means the work of students at the Faculty will still be able to make an impact in the community.

“UC is a university of and for the Canberra community, and we love showcasing the great work of our students to the general public,” he said.

“Through FADx, not only do we encourage our students to reflect on their education and what they’ve achieved throughout their degree, but we encourage them to be proud of how far they’ve come.”

Family and friends of students, as well as industry and the general public can find the cube installation at the following locations:

10 – 17 November: Commonwealth Place

17 – 24 November: City Walk

24 November – 8 December: Lake Ginninderra

8 – 22 December: Westfield Belconnen