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Creative juices flow for NAIDOC

An Aboriginal graphic design student from North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE) has used his creative skills to design Perth Theatre Trust’s NAIDOC Week branding.

  • 27-year old Diploma of Graphic Design student Kevin Wilson was selected to participate in a live works project with Perth Theatre Trust to develop its NAIDOC Week 4-page program.
  • Kevin received a brief on what was required, worked with an Aboriginal artist to incorporate their artwork into the design and attended numerous “client” meetings with Perth Cultural Centre stakeholders.
  • Supported by his lecturer Chris Schnell and the Koolark Centre for Aboriginal students, Kevin was mentored by fellow Aboriginal student Harley Richards who designed the NAIDOC Week branding in 2018.

“I have always had a passion towards the arts and being a creative individual I decided to turn my creativity into a career,” said Kevin. “As an Aboriginal Wangkatha (Wongi) person I try to bring that into my artworks and I hope to continue evolving as an artist to turn my hobby into a career.”      naidoc-Poster-artwork-2019.jpg

The live works project was made possible through consultation between NMTAFE, the Perth Theatre Trust and other Perth Cultural Centre stakeholders involved with NAIDOC Week 2019.

“This truly is a beautiful collaboration where students can work on real projects for real clients and be faced with real challenges and deadlines all while participating in such an important celebration,” said NMTAFE’s graphic design lecturer Chris Schnell.

“This was an amazing opportunity for Kevin to develop his skills, network to build connections and establish himself as a strong, emerging designer.”

Check out the NAIDOC Week 2019 Program (designed by Kevin) for events taking place between 7-14 July. It is supported by the Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre Screen, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, State Library of WA, State Theatre Centre of WA, The Blue Room Theatre and WA Museum – Discovery Zone.

Page last updated July 11, 2019