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We were blessed by a serendipitous series of connections (thanks Henry) and had Peter Drew talk to Diploma and Adv Diploma students last week. A packed computer lab on 133 Newcastle Street in Northbridge, enjoyed Peter’s outstanding presentation — featuring amazing early viral work and examining his most recent AUSSIE campaign. Insightful. Intelligent. And easily in my

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It is always fantastic to have a round table of brainstorming with students after a coffee break and a solid session of ‘what makes you memorable’? This year, Henry Quach did something different. He built his brainstorm out of the paper he should have written notes on. As we went around the table, I asked, ‘so Henry, what

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The Art & Design Education Resource Guide (ADERG), has a brand new website for improved access to the best information about what and where to study creative arts at an Australian university, TAFE or private college. Our brilliant GREAT SCOTT graduates feature some fine work on the Central page (or ‘North Metro TAFE’ page) which

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A capacity crowd packed Central’s Library theatre to hear Ben and Monelle’s graduate talk yesterday. Brimming with a freshness and insight from last year’s Graphics Graduate group AKA ‘Great Scott‘ – BENJAMIN CLARK  (who won the Travis Walker Award and passed ISTD) and MONELLE TRACHEZ  (who picked up both digital design and visual communication awards and

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Great to see students instructing students today as Jordan helps this weeks group with the finer points of setting type and printing from a ’newbe’ perspective. A few pics of Brad in full flight also. (*Behind the scenes all of staff photo also features in todays gallery as we prepare to farewell Alice and Gail.)

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Wondering who made those engaging and collectable hand crafted AGDA WA mentor program ‘student characters’? Introducing the talented duo of Central Adv diploma students Monelle Trachez and Zoë Walker, who helped me collage each characters from old stock photo books, pantone swatches and found objects and who stood by the laser cutter for each piece. Then, went to the

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Neil Hollis, was born in 1954 and has been teaching for nearly forty years at the Western Australia School for Art Design and Media (then, Central TAFE, then Central Institute of Technology). That is, he has been teaching longer than I have been alive, although he claims to have ‘started young’… He retired at the end

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A fantastic end of term exhibition fundraiser by GREAT SCOTT! last week called WHERE’S MY HOVER BOARD?! was a huge success. Well done team. A busy silent art auction saw some skate decks, tees and sneakers attract a premium price and the night was accompanied by some huge sounds from BASKERVILLES, APOLLO’S SON, MR.MCLEAN, MJB DR.T (Sydney). Shots of the action below:

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Celebrate WA, students, staff at Central, AGDA WA and the wider Perth design community are hosting Noma Bar, one of the world’s most talented visual communicator this long weekend for WA Day. Unfortunately we were unable to record his 354 slide presentation (using pro-AV equipment) and after five minutes into it, I can now understand

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Why paint the graffiti on the fence? Why not embrace it? Clearly these taggers are in need of a short course in the arts or extended typographic education. Keep them off the streets… A few sample lines from the attached and pictures 24 hours after paste-up. Note the successful targeted censorship at work at work. Why does

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Our March graduate talk this year was a double-header. Chloe received a PASS grade for her ISTD assessment with an assignment aimed at halting ‘TAFE CUTBACKS’ and Alby produced a final year ‘mentor style art school manifesto brief’ which highly impressed industry judges and lecturing staff alike. An outstanding talk — articulate, well researched, beautifully

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Central Institute of Technology Adv Diploma students frequently slide across to Curtin to complete an extra year – let’s call it a honorary fourth year of study – in their quest to gain a Degree in Graphic Design. Fresh Collective were lucky this week to have Brad and Tim come in and talk about this

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Winner of the Travis Walker Memorial Award in 2013, Nat Houston returns to Central Institute of Technology to speak to students about her graduate experiences, both positive and negative and shed some light on how to best prepare the group, individual folio and exhibition. Well prepared, paced and articulated, this is worthwhile viewing (25 minute

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Senator Scott Ludlam has worked to develop a comprehensive and ambitious plan to upgrade Western Australia to suit the challenges and opportunities of our time. – See more at: http://www.greenswa.net.au/

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