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WELCOME The creative industries make a significant contribution to the cultural landscape of our community, and they are a significant part of the programs of study and research within the Faculty of Humanities. This Curtin Creative Festival Guide of 2011 presents the graduation exhibitions and showcases for those students who are about to enter the industry.

The information in this publication is correct at the time of printing and valid for 2011, but may be subject to change. In particular, the University reserves the right to change the content and/or method of assessment, to change or alter tuition fees of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or program that it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and to vary arrangements for any program. Curtin will not be liable to you or any other person for any loss or damage (including direct, consequential or economic loss or damage) however caused and whether by negligence or otherwise that may result directly or indirectly from the use of this publication. International students International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology All images used are that of Curtin University students and are the property of their respective owners. Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider code 00301J

The Faculty of Humanities is proud to present the Curtin Creative showcase and help celebrate students work. Our courses have engaged students within each study program which embraces a unique fusion of creativity and critical thinking. Structured to foster an innovative approach to their practice, our graduates emerge at the cutting edge of creativity. Curtin Creative 2011 presents an exciting combination of exhibitions and showcases to the industry and the community, featuring some of the most innovative work currently being developed within Western Australia. I trust you will enjoy seeing the fruits of our students top work. Professor Majella Franzmann Pro-Vice Chancellor, Humanities Curtin University



“Start something amazing with a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin…” Choose a single or double major offered in our Bachelor of Arts (Humanities): 3D Design (product, jewellery, furniture) Anthropology and Sociology Art and Design Studies Asian Studies Chinese Creative Advertising and Graphic Design Creative Writing Digital Design Fashion History Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies International Relations

Internet Communications Japanese Journalism Librarianship and Corporate Information Management Literary and Cultural Studies Performance Studies Photography and Illustration Design Professional Writing and Publishing Screen Arts Sustainable Development Textiles

Humanities also offers courses in Built Environment, Mass Communication and Education.

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ACHIEVEMENTS A Curtin student film has won the Best Tertiary Production Prize at the Western Australian Screen Awards, for the second consecutive year. The film, Still Take You Home, was made by a crew of current and recently graduated Curtin FTV & Screen Arts students: Emilia Jolakoska (Producer), Luke Kimble Williams (Director), Justin Locke, Alex Cahill, Sean O’Keefe, and Laura McKenzie. Journalism student, Nic White, won the 2010 Ossie Award for Best Print Feature by an Undergraduate Student, for his article entitled Our Man in Washington. The Ossie Awards are run annually by the Journalism Education Association of Australia. Curtin Journalism student Laura Tomizzi won the Undergraduate 1st Place prize in the 2010 Red Cross Writing Competition for students of Journalism in Australia and New Zealand for an article on aid workers. Student Giorgio Beames won two prizes in the 10th Chinese Bridge (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) final competition in China: for overall outstanding performance, and for being voted as the most popular contestant by an online audience who watched a television live broadcast of the competition. As a result, Giorgio has been awarded a Confucius Institute Scholarship, covering all the expenses of study for one year in a university

in China. As well as this, Giorgio and Mayura Karunatilake have both been awarded the prestigious Chinese Government Scholarship for 2011, despite the common practice of the Ministry of Education in China to award only one scholarship per year to any Australian university. Double Degree - Bachelor of Arts (Chinese) and Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) student, Ivana Stefanovic was a recipient of a Western Australian Government scholarship for 2009. This scholarship enabled her to study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, the sister city of Perth in China. She is the second runner-up in this year’s Chinese Star Writing Competition organized by the Confucius Institute in Western Australia. She is also a recipient of 2011 Chinese Government Scholarship. This will enable her to spend some time at Shanghai Normal University, starting from March 2012. Anri Rykers is studying a Bachelor of Arts (Languages and Asian Cultures) degree with a major in Chinese is a recipient of 2011 Chinese Government Scholarship and is now at Zhejiang Normal University. Katrina Meldrum is about to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Chinese and Japanese is a recipient of the 2011 Chinese Government Scholarship, will have completed all her studies by the end of this year. She is now studying at the Dalian Normal University.

“Start something creative with a Master in Creative Practice at Curtin…”

If you’re seeking to develop an understanding of creative practice in screen production, creative writing or performance studies, then you should consider a Graduate Diploma or Master in Creative Practice at Curtin. Creative Practice offers streams in: • Screen Production • Creative Writing

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You’ll develop critical and analytical understandings, as well as practical and professional skills orientated towards a career in one of the main disciplines, in a combination of those disciplines, or a related area such as performance art or education. Unsure if you’d be eligible? A Bachelor degree in any discipline will make you eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma and Master!

ACHIEVEMENTS “Start something amazing with postgraduate Design and Art at Curtin…” Would you like to take your passion for Art and Design further? Enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Design and Art to gain practical skills and broad understanding of design. You may like to continue on to the Master of Applied Design and Art to reach a high level of expertise and qualification in contemporary design and art practice. The programs are flexible and can be tailored to suit your individual interests.

Choose to focus your studies on one of the following specialisations: • Art and Design Studies • Fine Art • Textiles • 3D Design • Photography and Illustration Design • Creative Advertising and Graphic Design • Fashion Design • Digital Design Unsure if you’d be eligible? A Bachelor degree in any discipline, or a minimum of five years vocational or professional experience in a design or art related discipline will make you eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate!

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Information Studies student Anna Hudson won the prestigious 2010 Sharr Medal presented by the WA branch of the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) on 26 May. The Sharr Medal is awarded to a Western Australian librarian or library technician in their first year of employment who exhibits the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA.

Fashion & Textile Design students, Jade Facchin and Imogen Duxbury were selected for the five positions available in the 2011-2012 Banshu Project program.

2011 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship awarded to Niamh Corbett who undertook a Masters of Information Management research project thesis under Kerry Smith’s supervision: ‘Parliamentary petitions: an information studies perspective’ and her submission for the Jean Arnott Memorial Fellowship stemmed from this work.

Jessica Witt Creative Advertising student won the 2011 PADC Student AWARD at the upcoming awards show.

Celene Bridge (2010 Fashion graduate) and Jeromy Lim (3rd yr Fashion student) were selected for the three nominations made to the Carton mentoring program. Their collections were presented as part of the Perth Fashion Festival program on Sunday evening. Both presented very exciting collections that wowed the audience.

Jack Tooley, currently in fourth year Interior Architecture, received an award for a third year Design Studio project which challenged students to re-design the interior of the school environment to challenge out-dated modes of learning and office accommodation to produce a new interior identity to suit new ways of learning.

Jennifer Nebel, Mia Cramer and Yan Zion 2010 Curtin Graduates were selected for the Banshu Project in 2010. Each graduate presented their wonderful collections made from Banshu Ori fabrics developed from their designs.

Adopt and Adorn was an exhibition organised by Lauren Boyle (Fashion Technical Officer) showcasing Curtin University fashion, textile and jewellery graduate’s work.

Kirsten Masgai, Fashion & Textiles student, has had her work selected by TestTube to be in their window for the Beaufort Street Festival

film The School of Film and Television are proud to present a unique, one night only film which will showcase and celebrate the works of the final year students.

and television program, working intensively with industry standard equipment in a challenging creative environment under the guidance of Curtin’s experienced staff.

The films screened at Curtins annual student film screening Curtin Razor, are a culmination of the practical, creative and analytical skills developed by Curtin students undertaking Curtin University’s Bachelor of Arts in Screen Arts.

As always, this show time event will bring together a rich and diverse group of final year student films, displaying the talent of the soon to be graduates. This is an invitation only event so if you’re one of the invitees be sure to RSVP.

Films are produced, written and funded by students with assistance from Curtin University. Students become part of a well established film

CURTIN RAzor A showcase of Curtin students end of year films.

This family friendly event will require a gold coin donation from those who are lucky enough to score an invite to this yearly event.

Location: The Cygnet Cinema, Como Date: Friday November 4 Invitation only event.

“I chose to study at Curtin because I felt the course offered the best chance of doing what I loved with the access to the equipment I needed. I wanted to write and make films, and I found this course offered the most opportunities to do this.” Frances Elliot, Screen Arts

ARCHITECTURE The final year students from the School of Built Environment are holding their annual graduation event called The Architecture and Interior Architecture Exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public from the 4th of November until the 11 of November 2011.

Both Architecture and Interior Architecture students will have their projects featured within the exhibition. Their projects will demonstrate not only their practical skills but a variety of creative disciplines undertaken in their final year of study. .

Make sure you don’t miss out on the opening night, held on the 4th of November, when hundreds of guests will view student’s creative projects inside Curtin’s Architecture building.

Graduate Showcase

The Architecture and Interior Architecture Exhibition 2011

Location: Curtin University, Building 201 (enter from Kent st & follow the signs) Date: Opening night Friday November 4 from 6pm Exhibition Open until Friday November 11 during business hours

“I definitely would recommend the Interior Architecture degree. I love the fact that you are taught to become critical of your own work and to be confident and innovative in your approach to everything you do. A strong work ethic is required and time management is a skill that I have had to develop in order to succeed in my course.” Kara Van Lieshout, Interior Architecture





























FASHION The 2011 Fashion and Textile graduates have unveiled their plans for their graduating showcase, revealing that they intend to take the event off campus for the first time since the former venue Curtin Sports Stadium was opened. The event is now set to take place at the Midland Railway Workshop. The event has been named “The Factory” - taking inspiration from the industrial surroundings. The designers will present their 6 piece collections to members of the fashion industry, media representatives and members of the public. These collections include contemporary womenswear and menswear, as well as a series of costume designs.

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Curtin Fashion and Textile Design Graduate Showcase 2011

These ensembles will be displayed in a themed runway parade as a well as in a gallery area displaying various textile and fashion based works by the designers. These designs have been specifically created to push the boundaries of both the fashion and textile industries, and will ultimately create an exciting fashion experience for all fortunate enough to be present.

Location: Midland Railway Workshop Block 2 Date: Wednesday November 16 doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start $30 ticket entry purchased from Zekka, Venn, Love in Tokyo, Storm in a Tea Cup. “The highlight of my experience at Curtin is the industry professionals that I’ve been able to meet. I’ve met some amazing designers and creatives, and made great contacts who are already giving me insight into life in fashion outside of university.” Angela Parker, Fashion and Textile Design

ART The 2011 Curtin Art Degree Show has over 80 exhibiting Honours and Third Year students from the Bachelor of Arts courses offered by the Department of Art (School of Design and Art). Art is a critical activity that involves challenging stereotypical attitudes, taking creative risks, embracing healthy skepticism as well as being reflective and responsive. Our students have access to first class facilities and technical support for practical work in a wide range of media The exhibition showcases the work of students working in a variety of media and is accompanied by the 2011 Art Degree Show Yearbook.

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Curtin School of Design and Art Graduate Exhibition 2011

The exhibition is held within the studios of Curtin’s Department of Art (Buildings 202, 212 and 203 - Bentley Campus) from Saturday the 19th till Sunday the 27th of November and is open daily from 10am – 4pm. SODA 11 is the annual exhibition of graduating post-graduate Art students from SoDA, the School of Design and Art, Curtin University. To find out more about the SODA 11 exhibition please visit:

Location: Curtin University, Buildings 202, 212 and 203 Enter from Kent st (see map) Date: Saturday November 19 until Sunday November 27 Open from 10am - 4pm

Location: Curtin University, John Curtin Gallery Date: Open from Friday October 14 until Friday December 9 12pm - 4pm Monday - Friday plus Novermber 20, 26, 27

MULTIMEDIA BAMMD (Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Design) invites industry professionals and the general public to see the creative works emerging from Curtin University’s 2011 graduating class. It is held annually to give students the opportunity to network with both professionals and others interested in their work. The BAMMD exhibition is host to a diverse pool of talent. Students display work from a variety of disciplines from digital design, including print, web, motion graphics and 3D. The variety of projects represents the multi- disciplinary skills of the students, and how each individual is a valuable asset ready to enter the workforce.


Curtin Multimedia Design Graduate Showcase 2011

The event is aimed at all people who work in professional design, but is also open to public viewing. There is no entry fee, and walk-ins are welcome. Due to the serving of alcohol, the event remains 18yo+ only. For more details and to RSVP, please visit:

Location: CNR Cafe Corner of James & Lake st Northbridge Date: Friday November 18 6pm - late Free Entry! 18+ Only

“This course has definitely built up my confidence in speaking in front of an audience and giving presentations. The degree has also helped me look at other creative fields, rather than just focusing on one part of design, and now I’ve become a generalist focusing on designing and developing websites, motion design, user Interface/user experience, WP7 apps, and all around graphics.” Corey Ginnivan, Digital Design

design This magnificent end of year Design Showcase will feature creativity, versatility, depth of knowledge and research. Design is about solving problems and making things communicate, stimulate, enlighten, entertain and look good and this exhibition is sure to demonstrate these factors! This show stopping event will feature Creative Advertising and Graphic Design. The Design Showcase will exhibit the top student works in an ‘industry only’ venue.

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Curtin School of Design and Art Graduate Exhibition 2011

Due to the high demand, this is already a sell out event, strictly invitation only. A must see for those who scored an invitation to this rare event! SODA 11 is the annual exhibition of graduating post-graduate Art students from SoDA, the School of Design and Art, Curtin University. To find out more about the SODA 11 exhibition please visit:

Location: Curtin University, Building 201 Date: Friday November 25 from 6pm This event is invitation only.

Location: Curtin University, John Curtin Gallery Date: Open from Friday October 14 until Friday December 9 12pm - 4pm Monday - Friday plus Novermber 20, 26, 27

performance Curtin’s Performance Studies students present Handsome Dogs promises to be something of an event: played outdoors in the dying light of a west coast sunset ... with a little music, a bit of disguise and a glass or two of wine ... for those who catch our barman’s eye. There’ll also be plenty of theatre. And what is theatre, if not a palace of bliss for the souls of the dead, a permanent present, crowded with ghosts of the past?

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A play by John Freeman featuring Curtin Performance students

The ghosts of this performance’s past cast large shadows: the ghost of Euripides teaches lessons about war, Brecht’s ghost takes us down avenues of truth. In this company, Handsome Dogs wallows in the moral low ground. Where ancient Greek theatre had its amphitheatre of choral song, we have a scaled down version housing women in wigs, moustachioed men in flared trousers and an ad-hoc band of musos doing their best impression of a half-drunk house band in a roadside bar.

Location: Atkinson Forum, Curtin University Date: November 24-26 at 7.30pm Tickets $15 To book call 9266 2383 or email

“The degree convinced me that I was actually a great writer and it was these writing skills which sustained me while establishing myself in the Asian entertainment scene. My lecturers and tutors were flawless – so giving of their time. In 2009 I was offered my own show on Dubai One TV entitled Dubai 101. I also now write a column in Dubai entitled Party Animal” Simone Heng Performance Studies


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