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Student Exhibition Revives Yogyakarta Experience

Published: 23 Feb 2015

A student photography and art exhibition showcasing the results of a cultural immersion experience and photo journey of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will premiere at CIT tomorrow.

The photographs and art pieces document the landscapes, people and culture the CIT photography and cultural arts students encountered on the 10-day international study trip, where they were encouraged to independently explore and capture the life and vibe of the city.

"Yogyakarta is the cultural capital of Indonesia, so the students were able to learn from and be professionally challenged by renowned artists and cultural institutions, while also finding their own artistic inspiration from the diversity and vibrancy of everyday people and life," said photography teacher Julian Stevenson.

"The students were able to pull together everything they've learnt and practised through their photography or art course at CIT, and really focus on the application of their knowledge, with fantastic results," he said.

The exhibition is a combination of photographs from the seven student participants, two CIT Yurauna Centre cultural arts participants and three staff members. The works on display have been self-selected by the participants.

A book of the student works will also be launched at the exhibition opening and will be available to order.

The exhibition will be opened by ACT Minister for Education and Training, Joy Burch and attended by a representative of the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra.

The exhibition will also show at the Yogyakarta Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta later in the year.

The trip was made possible with funding from the Australian Government Department of [Kirsten Thompson] Education and Training's VET Outbound Mobility Program.

Event details

  • What: Photography and art exhibition, with official opening by Minister Joy Burch
  • Where: CIT Design Space, F Block, CIT Reid
  • When: On display 6pm Tuesday 24 February (official opening at 7pm) to Friday 6 March 2015

Media enquiries:
Deborah Nesbitt, phone (02) 6207 8218 or 0402 398 612, or email deborah.nesbitt@cit.edu.au.

Course enquiries:
Canberra Institute of Technology, phone (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au