Unbelievably 2 years has passed and the second cohort of students were graduating from the Higher Diploma in Visual Arts programme at the Hong Kong Design Institute. This year our programme was assigned the 'Experience Centre' in a prominent position on the ground floor, but which contained a dominating lighting fixture, the remnants of a display originally designed for the Shanghai Expo.
Although the lighting fixture is quite striking, I found it to be a little too dominant and diverted a little too much attention away from the student work. However, the design of the exhibition tried to incorporate the lighting by directing the focus onto a large, oval display platform where some of the work was arranged.
On Friday 19th June was the HKDI 'Talent Show' opening, but the HD in Visual Arts & Culture 'Artist's Night' was held on Monday 22nd June. On this night we held an official opening, with speeches, dedications, gifts and short performances.
Once again it was rewarding for the teachers to see the students enjoying their moment to the full, hopefully starting their long journey in the visual arts field. These moments make it all worthwhile!
Congratulations to all!!