FADX Student Exhibition
The end of year exhibition for the faculty of arts and design draws both industry professionals as well as friends and family, it acts as a showcase of student work and development from first year to final semester of studies.
For this year, FADX was a full student lead operation. Myself and 3 other students were in charge of running the exhibition for Industrial design and graphic design. The original plans for the exhibition were quite advanced and a welcome change from the traditional norms of large doors used as panels. But due to university cuts in the months preceding the exhibition, a much simpler design was needed.
The design team and I ran through options that were both cost effective and could be produced to a high standard for presentation night. A-frames were selected as they met all the requirements and could be built very quickly for the displays. Home Timber and Hardware came on board as sponsors and suppliers for the event build. Posters were designed to showcase works from ID students in full colour and 4K image rendering. ROJO customs came onboard as print sponsor for the event for both Graphic Design and Industrial Design.
The build took just a few days in total and all frames were finished with a white paint colour to help highlight both the posters and models that featured on the shelving units of the frames. The heights, sizing’s and dimensions of the frames were based on previously knowledge and skills acquired from freelance work about user centred design. This mean that from any distance and any height the posters could be read clearly, and models could be viewed closely.
After the exhibit the frames were given to the library to be used for other display pieces, excess timber was donated to the University of Canberra Workshop and other scrapes were taken to the green shed to be disposed of properly.
Despite an excellent turn out and final piece for the end of year exhibition being achieved, a lot can be looked back on in reflection. Running this project and a large team of 45+ students was a very interesting and eye-opening journey to be on. It is certainly an experience I will be able to look back and reflect on to better myself as a leader but also on how to manage a team to further the outcome even more than we achieved.