In a first for many of AUT’s final-year art & design students, their work has been showcased at an in-person celebration.
The AD22 graduate showcase, on 17 November 2022, showed the culmination of an educational journey that celebrates the ambitions, successes, and creative expressions of AUT students – many who started their degrees at the beginning of a three-year period of Covid-19 restrictions.
The work can also be viewed on the AD22 website, which showcases students’ visions for a richer, socially innovative, technically astute and critically attuned future from a raft of disciplines and creative practices.
Head of Kura Toi a Hoahoa: School of Art and Design, Professor Mandy Smith says the in-person AD22 event was lively and well attended by family, friends, and students.
“The calibre of the ‘covid graduates’’ work was outstanding, with many students work wowing the industry attendees and resulting in job offers, a fantastic result.”
Professor Smith says the projects reflect the School’s ambition to foster the individual creative potential of each student through engagement with world-class facilities.
“Our students create consciously and communicate within a culture of inclusivity, reciprocity and connectedness, embedding the University values of tika, pono and aroha.”
The AD22 website allows viewers to sort work by discipline, theme, student name and department.
It features work from the departments of Communication Design, Interaction Design, Digital Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Spatial Design and Visual Arts.
Postgraduate student work is also highlighted in its own section, showcasing diverse fields of practice.