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Wintec Media Arts Showcase is back with a bang!

Elisa Hyde-Hills (Left) and Finely Elder (Right) are third year Bachelor of Contemporary Art students who will share their final year’s work at the School of Media Arts Creative Showcase. Their studio spaces will become gallery walls and will be opened to the public for viewing from 1 December 2022. 

Last year’s Wintec end of year showcase was cancelled due to the pandemic, so Wintec Media Arts ākonga/students are extremely excited to share their creative work this year. Graduating Art and Design, Communication, and Music and Performing Arts students will display their work at multiple events during November and December.

This year's events include a theatre performance of Hands on a Hardbody, music and performance evenings, a film screening and a graduate exhibition.

The showcase is a window into the creativity of Media Arts students from across the creative disciplines and these events celebrate this fresh talent and hard work in front of an audience of peers, whānau and the wider community.

Wintec Group Director, School of Media Arts, Sam Cunnane says the annual showcase opens up the school and offers a glimpse into what's going on behind the scenes. 

“The quality of the work being showcased demonstrates the level our students are at, ready to join and influence the professional creative community.” 

Cunnane adds, “These graduating students have endured multiple lockdowns during their study and they’ve had to adapt to changes again and again throughout their three year degree. This showcase is a testament to their resilience and a celebration of coming out the other side.”

Graduating communication student Jamie Batters says of her time studying “These lockdowns provided us graduates with a level of resilience and flexibility that we had never imagined before.” She also calls the showcase, “a luxury we have learnt to appreciate.”

In keeping with the School of Media Arts ethos of applied learning, the showcase has the help of Bachelor of Design student Andre Dela Rue to create the design collateral for promotions and Bachelor of Communication student and intern Amy Craven to develop copywriting for the event. 

The events will be held at Wintec Hamilton campus and the Meteor Theatre and are open for friends, family and the public.

Hands on a Hardbody
Thursday 17, Friday 18, 7.30pm
Saturday 19 November, 2.00pm and 7.30pm
The Meteor, Tickets available here.

Music and Performance Evenings 
Wednesday 23 November Performance Showcase, 7pm
Thursday 24 November Orchestra Extravaganza, 8pm
Friday 25 November 1st Year Character Cabarets, 7pm
The Meteor *FREE Event* 

Te Ara Pūtake Exhibition
Thursday 24 November, 5.30pm
R Block Social Space,
Wintec City Campus 
Graduate Showcase Exhibition
Opening Night, Thursday 1 December, 4.30pm
Friday 2 December, 10am - 2pm 
Secondary Schools Tour, Monday 5 December, 10am - 2pm
Wintec City Campus, R, X and P Block, Kirikiriroa 

Film Screening
Thursday 1 December, 6.45pm 
Events Room One, The Hub, Wintec City Campus

This story was written by Communication student Amy Craven.

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