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).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.