Listen and learn about different artists and their practices. Creativity Talks by The Learning Connexion are from visiting artists, current students and graduates, and tutors.

 

Diploma of Art & Creativity (Honours) students, Morrigan Smith and Aidan Walbaekken, talk about their art work.

Aidan Walbaekken, a distance learning student and Oriel Hoskin Scholarship winner, through his art, raised funds for those affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. He has also been working on a series of large kiwiana murals and billboards.

Morrigan Smith’s art making last year was a reflection of himself, a fusion of the male and female. He sought to find his own personal power and inner truth through art making.

 

Creativity Talk by cinematographer Matt Sharp 

Matt is a freelance cinematographer with 15 years experience capturing moving image for film. He recently won 'Best National' and 'Best Regional (Wellington)' cinematography awards in the 2016 48HR Film Challenge. He's worked on the set of Avatar, King Kong, Eagle Vs Shark, X-Men 3 VFX and more, as a lighting tech and he has shot numerous corporate and promotional videos.

 

Artist's Shea Stackhouse and Lena Stackhouse 

Shea specialises in bladesmithing, carving and creating handmade Damascus cutlery and jewellery. He is also the co-ordinator for the 3D department at The Learning Connexion. Lena's work features intricately carved organic forms and small sculptural objects. She also works at The Learning Connexion in the Media Resource Production Team. Listen to them talk about what keeps them up at night, their individual art journeys, studying at TLC, and how they ended up working together collaboratively on a series of work.

 

Guest speaker and TLC graduate Dan Ross

Dan is a Weta Wworkshop painter, TLC graduate and freelance artist who writes and illustrates his own graphic novels. His commercial work includes monster and villain movie posters, and drypoint intaglio fine art prints.

 

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