Source: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology invites you to throw on your creative hats and dip into a multi-media world of ‘imagined futures’ at the launch of its student exhibition, Resist, Imagine, Create, on Tuesday 28 August.
Taking place during Groundswell, next week’s exhibition is a celebration of the work of Toi Ohomai’s creative industries students.
Renowned Mt Maunganui artist, designer and innovator Laurie Steer is the celebrated guest speaker at Tuesday’s launch, inviting us to observe that all innovation is born from creative thinking.
“Creativity is the ability or desire to think alternatively about something, to test and explore, to go on an adventure. You cannot have innovation without creative thinking,” he says.
“The value of arts in the community is often overlooked, but everything about our life is art and design, and creative people are responsible for many of the things we do and use every day.”
Laurie is a mentor on Toi Ohomai’s Bachelor of Creative Industries and tells students that art school is a great opportunity to take risks, test the waters and learn that having business nous in the creative sector is crucial.
He divides his time between his own creative pottery practice and commercial projects in innovation, strategy and design. As a director for HWEM, a software design company, he collaborates with others to build “awesome things with technology”, most recently, the Gaspy App, which helps thousands of people, daily, find the cheapest fuel in their area.
The launch and exhibition are open to the public and free to attend.
Toi Ohomai Student Exhibition
Where: M Block, Windermere Campus
Exhibition Launch: Tues 28 Aug, 6pm
Exhibition: Wed 29 Aug – Sat 1 Sept, 10am – 2pm
Student Open Day: Fri 31 Aug, 10am-2pm