Mapping: Paper Project

This is the PDF of a mapping exercise. We did to establish what would happen when there are multiple deadlines to complete and how that may effect our live

Paper Project Effects

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Collections- Doctor Who

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This essay talks about my exhibition collection about Doctor who and my interaction with the franchise

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Liam Tanner

Doctor Who, 2011

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I started watching doctor who in 2011 at the height of Matt Smith’s run as the Doctor and was instantly invested in the characters and franchise. I began buying the merchandise shortly after starting the show and I haven’t stopped since. This collection is important to me because they hold the memories of my childhood.

Collection Essay

 

Noho Marae – Doggy

This is the item i brought to the Noho Marae. His name is Doggy and is the oldest toy I have. I  got doggy shortly after i was born and he has watched over me since I then. The emotional bond I have with Doggy is immense and that’s why I choose him to share with the class.

My artist label:

Liam Tanner

Doggy, 1998

Stuffed Dog Toy

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Industry Speakers

Over the past couple of weeks More than 10 (if you include the marae) Design and Art Professional have taken time to see us and tell us about how they have succeeded.

Laura Lochhead was a stand out speaker for me as she had only recently Graduated from Unitec and she has had major success with creating two companies(CLKSpace.com and pocketspaceinteriors.co.nz) in such a short time. Laura’s biggest point that I took away from her talk was CONNECTIONS are everything. she said that if people know who you are before hiring you, you have a higher chance of getting the job. Laura recommended to us that going to design and art events is critical so you can meet industry professional like her, learn from them, engage with them and see them at every event to ensure that you are memorable. So when it comes to getting the job, the person hiring you already knows you, likes you (hopefully) and that  your interested and committed to that field.

Laura, as well as many others, made another point that Just because you don’t know how to do something don’t say no. She then told us a story about how she accepted a job where she needed to know indesign but didn’t so she spent the whole weekend learning and practising it. Basically tell us that we can do anything if we put our minds to it. Laura also said common sense and initiative is key for life. If you have it, you’ll go far.

Max and Bella is a collaborative team that has created works such as Feed the Kids, Feed the Kids Too, Coffee and a Blanket. These two artist are creating art to raise awareness of social issues in New Zealand. Feed the Kids was a project in 2014 were 83,000 plastic white spoons where placed in the ground (spoon side up) in a 120m x 7m area to raise awareness of poverty and children going to school without lunch. They did this project again except hung 6000 lunch boxes on 5 pohutukawa trees and named it Feed the Kids Too. The Project I was most impressed by was Coffee and a Blanket, This project was created for PARK(ing) Day which is where artist take over certain parking spots in popular locations. Bella and Max used this opportunity to help the Wellington soup kitchen by providing dry coffee as they were nearly completely out and on there last can as well as blankets for the homeless. The project involved members of the public coming up to the area and writing on card board with a vivid to create what seemed like a homeless persons sign and to sit there for 10 minutes. Only a couple of people participated and where shocked at the masses that merely passed them bye, completely ignoring them. A women was so effected by this so much that she started to cry and later purchased a large can of coffee for the cause.

Max and Bella had shown me that art can be extremely affective at illustrating a message. Many of Bella and Max’s projects were helped via volunteers through facebook  (Max and Bella and friends)where most of there content is available. They were very impressed at how facebook was able to bring all these people together for a good cause.

The Great Art and Design Challenge

We started our Great Art and Design challenge in the Auckland Art Gallery alongside many other groups. Our group(Alex, Thunder, Ollie and I) split into two teams to complete the task in one day. Ollie and I took tasks 3-5 which lead us from Groovy records in town up to K road all whilst completing tasks along the way.

The  following week we brought the booklet to class as well as the knick-knacks required. After the marking we came 2nd with 132 points and were rewarded with some chocolates. Later we were tasked with creating connections using a certain word with every thing on the wall and showing this with thread.

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