Student Engagement in Art Industry Projects

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Nepean Arts and Design Centre is delighted to have four of our Commercial Photo Imaging students, Barbara Glover, Kira Ogston, Sevket Ufuk Guden and Yvonne Larkins, as participants in the 2013 QSRT project.

Image right by Yvonne Larkins, Without Title 2013

The project has been a wonderful opportunity to put their studies into practice, and work under the guidance of an experienced mentor from outside of the TAFE environment. With the skilled guidance of photographer Chris Peken they have put into practice the art of liaising with a client, learnt how to build client relationships and trust, how to respond to a brief, and manage deadlines. This has been a wonderful experience, and we would like to thank Chris, and the Penrith City Council for giving our students this opportunity.

Western Sydney Institute prides itself on the strong relationships we have with industry and our local community. Penrith Council is a strong supporter of the creative industries, and an understanding of the social, cultural and economic capital they contribute to our region.

Congratulations to Barbara, Kira, Yvonne and Sevket Ufuk, who showed great commitment to this project, with impressive results. Students from the Nepean Arts and Design Centre are regularly engaged to work on industry projects that give valuable real world experience. Projects such as this one enrich their learning experience. We look forward to working again with Penrith City Council in the future.

Cath Barcan
Head Teacher, Photo Imaging, Fine Arts, Nepean Arts and Design Centre

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