TAFE Queensland’s Mooloolaba campus will come alive in a kaleidoscope of colour, concepts and creativity on Friday, November 22 when it hosts its inaugural CRE8 festival.
Students from eight creative study areas will take centre stage at the event, showcasing their incredible work between 6pm and 9pm in a range of inspiring displays, including galleries, pop-up shops, performances and a fashion parade.
In addition to admiring students’ work, the public and local industry will be able to enjoy the festival environment of CRE8, with a variety of installations, entertainers and food trucks present to ensure a night of fun for all.
The event will provide photography, graphic design, visual arts, fashion, music, hair, beauty, and screen and media students with the opportunity to exhibit the amazing work they have created using the skills they’ve developed throughout their courses.
TAFE Queensland Diploma of Visual Arts student Julie Field is one such student – the 47-year-old’s artworks are among those on display and for sale at CRE8.
Ms Field will showcase a collection of 12 equine-inspired 2D and 3D pieces on the night, including charcoal drawings, an oil painting and ceramic sculptures. She says that while this won’t be her first exhibition, she is excited to be involved.
“Not only is this a great opportunity to showcase our work and receive feedback, but it will also give the public the chance to support local artistic talent and hopefully encourage others to follow their own creative journey,” Ms Field says.
The Eumundi resident has had a passion for visual art since she was at school, but decided to pursue a more conventional career path in business. She never lost her creativity though, and in 2017 she enrolled in a Certificate III in Visual Arts with the goal of honing her skills and becoming a full-time artist.
She has been working at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre and was named a finalist in the Du Rietz Art Prize at the Gympie Regional Gallery and also at the Taste of Art exhibition at Noosa Regional Gallery.
Ms Field says she is looking forward to CRE8, which is proudly supported by My Weekly Preview, and the opportunity it presents for her to once more showcase her work and connect with like-minded creatives.
To find out more, visit tafeqld.edu.au and search CRE8 festival.