SCULPTERS, CERAMICS AND ALL THAT GLITTERS
By: Zimasa Magudu
The Durban University of Technology’s Fine Art and Jewellery Design 2nd year students held their annual exhibition this week at the DUT Art Gallery.
“Dimensions in Space” an exhibition of jewellery, sculpture and ceramics revealed art pieces designed and created by students.
They all had different themes ranging from social, gender, environmental issues, culture, man and their relationships with nature as well as water.
Francesca Verga, a curator at the Art Gallery said, “That the exhibition is a student led initiative with help from lecturers.” She also commended how “hands on” the students were this year.
“Students were very hands on with putting it together, they even assisted with putting up the work which is something that had not been done before,” said Verga.
Tony Starkey, Head of the Fine Art and Jewellery Design Department, also expressed how impressed he was with the students’ ability to blend all the different themes together.
He described it as “simple objects tied to a bigger concept”. Starkey also explained that the purpose of such an exhibition is “to integrate work integrated learning as well as to teach students how to price their works”.
Students, parents and friends were wowed by the talent showed at the exhibition as all the different works stood out in their respects.
Students were hopeful that art fundi’s and collectors would be interested in purchasing some of their art works and jewellery pieces.