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Toi Designers on RNZ

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Check out our Design for Stage and Screen tutors and graduates talking to Lynn Freeman on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Standing Room Only’ programme last Sunday the 19th of July:

You can also read (and listen!) to the programme on the RNZ website HERE

Design Graduates work on The Great War Exhibition

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Toi Whakaari graduates and students have been hard at work on Peter Jackson’s recently opened Great War Exhibition  in The Great Hall of Wellington’s historic Dominion Museum. Design graduates Ivy Urquart, Chris Connolly, Helen Stanbridge and Rob Edwards and Directing Graduate Calvin Petersen along with current students Jasmine Shadbolt and Charley Draper have contributed to the realisation of this astonishingly detailed work.

The exhibition is billed as ‘telling the story of the transition from horse to machine and how this industrialised, mechanised, attritional form of warfare had a profound effect on the societies dragged into the devastating carnage”. Miniature models depicting Allied forces adapting to trench warfare shown in intricate detail are of special interest.

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