Students work at Light Nelson 2016

Students work at Light Nelson 2016

Bachelor of Arts and Media students created some beautiful, exciting and shining exhibits for this years Light Nelson festival. Take a look at their creations and artwork descriptions - courtesy of Light Nelson(external link).

Turtle Net - Jasmine Sixtus
Turtle Net - Jasmine Sixtus

Do you recycle? Are you a tidy kiwi? And how do your choices affect our coast lines? This work aims to bring more awareness to the pollution in our ocean. Sixtus is studying Arts & Media at NMIT.

Synthetic Nature - Chelsea Cameron, Rachael Persico and Bethan Fletcher
Synthetic Nature - Chelsea Cameron, Rachael Persico and Bethan Fletcher

Synthetic Nature represents a rapidly increasing sea of plastic. A large, illuminated wave of recycled plastic confronts the viewer with the scale of this problem. This work is a collaboration between Chelsea Cameron, Rachael Persico and Bethan Fletcher, three second year arts students from NMIT.

Making a Splash - Dean Hayton and Sarah Arnold
Making a Splash - Dean Hayton and Sarah Arnold

An interactive work using recycled water bottles sculpted into a giant tap. The work challenges the assumption that fresh, clean water will always flow when a tap is turned on. Hayton and Arnold are second year Visual Arts and Media students at NMIT

Shadow Rabbit - Catherine Salmon and Bernard Goetz
Shadow Rabbit - Catherine Salmon and Bernard Goetz

Shadow silhouettes in cinema-like screens feature the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. These screens lure the visitor into the Shadow World Installation. Salmon and Goetz are Nelson artists and NMIT tutors.

Shadow World - Salmon, Goetz and NMIT Students
Shadow World - Salmon, Goetz and NMIT Students

An Installation of shadow silhouettes in a series of screens that have a high degree of image recognisability for children. There are familiar images from fairy tales and cartoons including Alice in Wonderland, the Lion King and other well-known and popular stories. The work is a collaborative venture from two NMIT Creative Industries' tutors and their students.

The Catcher of Dreams - Sue Harding
The Catcher of Dreams - Sue Harding

We all have dreams, some good, some bad. This piece has been made to catch all the good that comes with one’s dreams. It is dedicated to a friend we lost recently to a short illness. Sue Harding is an Arts and Media student at NMIT who enjoys the art of creating.

From the Inside Out - Florence Berthold
From the Inside Out - Florence Berthold

Mixing man-made and nature in a sculptural form, Berthold is exploring human states of being and brightness of light. Viewers look through windows to see words related to levels of consciousness. Berthold is from Switzerland and is a practicing painter and art student at NMIT.

Welcome to our Reality - Brittany Whitnall, Lauren Chadderton, Rochelle Crai
Welcome to our Reality - Brittany Whitnall, Lauren Chadderton, Rochelle Crai

This collaborative work transforms the G Block elevator into a visual representation of today's digital landscape. Recognisable icons glow under a black light to draw the audience into the reality of the cyber world. Whitnall, Chadderton and Craig are second year students studying in the Creative Industries program at NMIT.

Nowhere to Hide - Stephanie Parkin
Nowhere to Hide - Stephanie Parkin

The value we place on the natural habitat versus the manmade is explored through silhouettes in a light box. Intricately cut paper layers engage with light, creating shadows to tell the story of habitat destruction. Stephanie Parkin is a Nelson resident in her second year at NMIT, working towards a Bachelors degree in Arts and Media.

Language in our Hands - Louisa Hopcroft
Language in our Hands - Louisa Hopcroft

Appropriated from a collection of ancestral photographs, the gestures of ceramic figures communicate a reflection on past and present habitual constraints. Within the constraints of a glass light box, they are exploring the space between the physical and emotional habits that are embedded in our communication with one another. Louisa Hopcroft is a young artist from the North Island, currently studying within the Creative arts programme at NMIT.

Flora and Fauna - Jasmine Davies
Flora and Fauna - Jasmine Davies

In a work which highlights the issue of deforestation, Davies illustrates the expanding human habitat encroaching upon nature by using an LED lit, paper-cut nature scene displayed in a glass dome. Jasmine Davies is a second year Visual Arts and Media student at NMIT.

Threshold - Anna McMeeken
Threshold - Anna McMeeken

Luminous string glowing in the darkness, a tingle of creative energy brushes against your skin. Colour surrounds your every sense as the path ahead twists and turns. Visitors can enter through the creative gateway by weaving in and out of the glowing string. As they come to the end of their journey it will soon become clear that the path of learning is never straight. McMeeken explores the creative energy that flows throughout NMIT, where she is a student.

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