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Student Exhibition Revives Yogyakarta Experience

Published: 17 Nov 2015

Clare Hill
Clare Hill

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

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.

The exhibition will be available for viewing at CIT Design Space, CIT Reid, from Tuesday 24 February until Friday 6 March 2015.

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 Education and Training's VET Outbound Mobility Program.