Press Release Date: 28 Feb 07|
NEW COLOURS to paint the town – 350 shades HOT!
Young Designers Showcase Works at Graduate Design Show
1-2 March, 2007, 10am to 5 pm
Temasek Convention Centre, Temasek Polytechnic
Thirty-three graduating students from the Diploma in Interactive & Multimedia Design, the first cohort to produce video works on High Definition, will showcase their 10-minute videos during Temasek Design School’s Graduate Design Show, titled ‘New Colours’, on Thursday, 1 March and Friday, 2 March 2007, from 10am to 5pm at the Temasek Convention Centre of Temasek Polytechnic. Their works will be among the 350 final-year projects which burst with vibrant hues and innovative ideas in communication, media, product, apparel and interior design.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is the first institute of higher learning in the region to set up a complete state-of-the-art High Definition (HD) post-production editing facility using Apple HD workflow. Selected works will be screened at one of Cathay’s digital cinemas in April/May 2007. Among those up for selection are, ‘CAN’, a short film of the persecution, rivalry and stigma an old lady faces as she goes around the poor neighbourhood of Chai Chee picking empty cans for trade, ‘A Heart’s Cry’, a heartfelt drama depicting how a young girl tries desperately to come to grips with the death of her mother, and the pilot episode of a travel and cooking series showcasing Indonesia’s unique and diverse culture through food and places called, ‘Rediscovering Indonesia: Episode Surabaya’.
Some outstanding major projects on display by students from the Diploma in Visual Communication, deal with social and community issues like sex education, the predicaments of the Visually Handicapped and the common misconceptions and labeling of people with mental illness. Also among the projects are works by students from the Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design among who are students who won the top three prizes at the 2006 Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Award.
Visitors to the graduating show will also be treated to a Fashion Show on Friday, 2 March at 12.30pm, where works of graduating students from the Apparel Design & Merchandising diploma will take to the catwalk! One highlight is a joint venture into the fashion retail business in Vivo City by students specialising in apparel design, visual merchandising and international merchandising. Their collection, ‘Elysium’, is resort wear which derives its design inspiration from local arts like batik prints and crochet work, introducing a whole new concept of wearing souvenirs as apparels!
With the world as their classroom, some of these graduating students went as far as to China, India, Cambodia, Philippines, Australia, USA and France, interning in different lands, absorbing different styles and different cultures, returning the richer. Now they are ready to showcase their works!
Note: More details can be found at the New Colours Website.