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DESCRIPTIONThis is the catalogue for the 2014 JCU Graduate Numinous Exhibition.
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Published on the occasion of
31 October - 9 November 2014Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr. Denham and Flinders Streets, Townsville QLD 4810
Exhibition Dates:Exhibition Venue:
Numinous is the 2014 Bachelor of New Media Arts graduate exhibition featuring analogue and digital works. This exhibition explores art’s connection with the sublime and reflects upon the graduates’ experiences through ideologies of journey, place and self.
31 October - 9 November 2014Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
The graduating exhibition for James Cook University’s creative arts students is always a time of frantic preparation followed by the
exhilaration of the show. The works on display cover the range of contemporary arts and design. The glory of art is that it cheers us up.
We cannot help but be moved, inspired, stimulated and provoked by the work of graduating artists who have for three years probed and
plundered the concepts, practices and technologies of their art and design subjects. They have learnt the mysteries of colour, composition,
pattern, dynamics, spatial layout and temporal editing. They have savoured sound, captured images, struggled with materials, sought
meaning, and contrived to summon up startling structures out of thin air. They have had successes and failures; bright patches and seasons
of complaint. They have pushed themselves, relented, mooched, meandered, conceived, conceptualised, hit brick walls, delayed, rallied, and delivered. They have been animated, discouraged, re-motivated,
confused, puzzled, enlightened, stressed, and excited. They have surprised themselves at times with what they can do. Out of the pain and the joy, the frustration and breakthroughs of study, and the long hours in labs and studios, has come the work that is up on the wall for
everyone to admire, puzzle over, reflect on, and be enthralled by.
Welcome everyone to the Bachelor of New Media Arts Graduate Exhibition for 2014.I hope you enjoy it.
Professor of Arts and SocietyHead of Arts and Creative Media
College of Arts, Society and EducationJames Cook University
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JCU New Media Arts 2014 Graduate Exhibition
The 2014 Bachelor of New Media Arts graduates present Numinous, an exhibition that explores the subliminal connections between art and
notions of wonder, journey, and mystery. The exhibition aims to collate the technological, physical, and space-time explorations made by the graduates
through a diverse collection of visually stimulating and thought-provoking artworks. Visitors to the exhibition can expect photography, illustration, visual media and contemporary formats of art making, such as installations, videos,
sound, and performance art.
Numinous describes the creative response of the graduates to an increasingly globalised world; a world that is becoming overwhelmed with digital
communication, technology, accessibility, and the availability of information and travel. Numinous invites you to reflect upon the graduates’ response
to the subliminal experiences in their journeys, through their perceptions of wonder, fear, experimentation, and excitement. Set in one of Townsville’s
historical buildings, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Numinous is a great opportunity for visitors to explore the mystery of the past and present, through
creating a dialogue with the artworks.
The exhibition will be open from 31 October – 9 November 2014.
Kieran ArcherBachelor of New Media Arts
Kieran Archer is a Media Design major, yet has a deep passion for illustration as well as photography. He has been drawing since he was a child. When he began studying at James Cook University, he selected Photomedia as his minor as a way to supplement his design motives, however after picking up a DSLR for the first time, he quickly realised that this is something he would enjoy immensely. The illustration and eye for detail side of his passion won over with his career and major choice as Kieran looks to enter the design industry and continue to learn and grow within the field.
Left: Kieran Archer, Biomecha, 2014, Mixed Media
Top Right: Kieran Archer, Liquid Light 1, 2013, Photograph
Bottom Right: Kieran Archer, Liquid Light 2, 2013, Photograph
Ellina ChamberlinBachelor of New Media Arts
Ellina Chamberlin is a graphic designer. She creates works on a corporate level for practical use, as well as further exploring the
artistic dimension. Ellina uses a combination of technological programs, taking ideas and developing them into creative
expressions. She produces works that bring identity and character to concepts. Sourcing inspiration from the art world around her, Ellina manipulates colour, shape and typography to complete her works. She creates works to pull together stories, emotions and information, aiming to benefit others through her design
capabilities; inspiring them to reach an imaginative level of thought process stimulated by her design.
Ellina Chamberlin, World Changers – Mother Theresa, 2014, Poster Design
Angela ChurchBachelor of New Media Arts
Angela Church is a graphic designer who has extended her arts practice into photography. Angela believes the future of her art lies with the creation of powerful design within company branding. Powerful branding needs to show innovation, interaction and connection with the audience. Not only is Angela confident within graphic design, she has also worked for many years within business administration and can apply this knowledge to her designs. To date Angela is working as a freelance artist creating branding for companies along with birthday and wedding invitations. Angela is driven and continually exploring how to create works for clients that meet their needs and expectations.
Angela Church, Changing Faces, 2014, Photo Manipulation
Selina DykeBachelor of New Media Arts
Selina Dyke is a graduating graphic designer from James Cook University who has a personal passion for creation and
communication through artistic mediums. This passion can be seen through her use of clean and simplistic designs that present a clear
visual message for the viewer. Her artistic passion began through her love of illustration, which easily translated into a love for design and
visual communication. She enjoys working in all areas of graphic design and has been volunteering at local printers/designers The
Digimen, where she is given a wide range of opportunities to utilise and broaden her design skills in real world design scenarios.
Left: Selina Dyke, Free to Think, 2014, Graphic Design
Right: Selina Dyke, Free to Create, 2014, Graphic Design
Nicola GoodmanBachelor of New Media Arts
Nicola Goodman is a graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for colour and design. Nicola creates aesthetic works with both physical and visual digital works, and prides herself in making unique and quirky designs. Nicola’s work strongly focuses on concept design and development in many different contexts and media. Nicola designs her work with a focus on communication and attention to detail that reflects her personal views and design taste.
Nicola Goodman, Procrastination, 2014, Poster Print
Jessica HerodesBachelor of New Media Arts
Jessica Herodes is a graphic designer and digital painter based in Townsville, QLD. She is best known for her portrait artworks blending realism with themes of fantasy, nature, dreams and magic. She has
always been intrigued by character designs and illustrations and often captures a person’s essence through their story or dreams.
Jessica’s design work has taken her to a few small companies around Townsville where she has produced high quality graphics, product packing and information design. She also works with other digital
mediums such as animation and film.
Jessica hopes to take her artwork around the world and bring new ideas and connections with other people and cultures. She aspires
to explore the histories and philosophies of the universe to create intriguing and powerful art pieces.
Left: Jessica Herodes, Being Geisha, 2014, Digital Painting
Right: Jessica Herodes, Being Part of the Tribe, 2014, Digital Painting
Caitlin NettelfieldBachelor of New Media Arts
Caitie Nettelfield is a media designer who has also explored photography and installation art. She generally works in a commercial environment, constructing pieces aimed at the consumer or business developer. Her passion for design and art started at a young age, allowing Caitie to achieve a diploma in Interior Design in 2011, and a Bachelor of New Media Arts in 2014. When not in her office, Caitie can be found exploring the world.
She has been lucky enough to witness the Mona Lisa in person and be inspired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Caitie aspires to be a creative, memorable artist that will forever enjoy her work and strive for the best for the client! Her greatest achievement would be accomplishing all of the little hurdles to land her on her feet today, creating great work, resulting with a smile on the customer’s satisfaction.
Left: Caitlin Nettelfield, Addict, 2014, Packaging
Right: Caitlin Nettelfield, Vital Signs, 2014, Infographic
Oran PrideauxBachelor of New Media Arts
Oran is a media designer, photographer and video editor. Currently, a variety of his works are based around The Science of Happiness
and creating conservational awareness. Oran has assisted JCU and TropWater to create promotional videos toward gaining exposure and funding for their Black Bass Project. Oran has also teamed up
with Jules Tognini (voted Australia’s best hairdresser 2013 – 2014) to develop a series of images to endorse a range of hair products. Oran
is also featured in a Starbucks commercial that was filmed in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. Happiness is really what makes life such an incredible journey. Too often happiness is overshadowed by all of
the negative factors that we are forced to tackle in our day-to-day lives. The intention for these works is to showcase how simply we are
capable of changing the role of happiness from making a guest appearance to playing a key role, in not only our lives but of those
around us as well.
Oran Prideaux, The Science Of Happiness, 2014, Video
Alexander RichardsonBachelor of New Media Arts
I would consider myself as an Earth-based Artist, and by mixing inspiration from different cultures and the past, present and unlimited possible futures of our planet it becomes almost impossible not to be inspired by something at every second of the day.
My work is purely an extension of imagery created in my mind, whether drawn, digitally created or taken with a camera I would say most of my work is a documentation of an image I once thought or dreamt of. Although in saying this, I would not say that I am restricted to one area or medium of art, I enjoy experimenting with new forms of art or combining multiple mediums to create a piece that captivates my audience.
Top Left: Alexander Richardson, Aktivtmellanrum, 2014, Album CoverBottom Left: Alexander Richardson, Memphis Belle, 2014, Album Cover
Bottom Right: Alexander Richardson, The Wait, 2014, Album Cover
Top Right: Alexander Richardson, Holiday in Cambodia, 2014, Album Cover
Andrea SchutzBachelor of New Media Arts
Having spent 2013 studying in Würzburg, Germany, Andrea was exposed to a different perspective in design and gained more
confidence in producing her own style in her work. She’s a Media Design major with an interest in sustainable design, which became
part of her research thesis for her Bachelor Project in Germany.
Andrea is interested in corporate design and branding and loves exploring techniques and trends in the industry. She has a fascination
with typography and a growing passion for textile design. Andrea’s digital art reflects her interest in highlighting the intricacies in nature,
both natural and urban. The kaleidoscopic arrangement she creates allows the viewer to become more engaged with what is actually in
their environment, details which can be easily overlooked. Andrea loves to travel and takes inspiration from the places she sees.
Andrea Schutz, East Coast Letters, 2014, Typography
Amanda SoperBachelor of New Media Arts
Although in her third/final year studying design, Amanda’s confidence lies in photography. Under the name Conway, she specialises in live music, creative portraits, 35mm film, and street photography.
Left: Amanda Soper, Faultlines, 2014, Photographs
Right: Amanda Soper, Paris, 2014, Photographs
Clayton TonkinBachelor of New Media Arts
Clayton Tonkin is a graphic designer and New Media artist who specialises in commercial design, animation, projection and digital
manipulation. Being a New Media artist, he has experience in a variety of digital software and applications, and has combined his
skillsets with several forms of Information Technology, including game design, 3D animation and modeling. Lately, Clayton has produced
innovative contemporary artworks influenced by video games, combining screen-based mediums with projection mapping. He
believes projections are an extremely immersive medium, and plans to combine interactive elements to accentuate this feeling.
Left: Clayton Tonkin, Sleeep, 2014, Video
Right: Clayton Tonkin, Life, 2014, Projection
Jake TownsendBachelor of New Media Arts
Jake Townsend is an aspiring graphic designer and visual communicator. He was born and raised in Mackay, Queensland before moving to Townsville to pursue his passion for the creative media industry. Jake is currently in his final year of university studying a degree in media design and photography. During his time studying, Jake has completed work for a number of clients throughout Queensland ranging from business branding to school signage across all forms of media including logo and business card design to promotional videos and web layout. After completing his degree, Jake plans to return to his hometown to begin a long career in the graphic design and creative media industry.
Left: Jake Townsend, Fourth Dimension, 2014, Promotional Merchandise
Right: Jake Townsend, Keep It Hood, 2014, Promotional Merchandise
Jonathon WoodsBachelor of New Media Arts
Jonathon Woods is a media designer currently studying a Bachelor of New Media Arts at James Cook University (JCU).He is known for his photo manipulation works, which is something he has become passionate about over the past year or so. He completed his high
school education at Ignatius Park College in 2011 and from then on has been studying at JCU. Jonathon is currently expanding his
horizons by investing time in sound, video production and other elements of design. He believes this will help him in the future
Jonathon usually produces personal works on things that he is interested in at the time of creation and this helps influence his
Left: Jonathon Woods, Devouring Planet, 2014, Media Design
Right: Jonathon Woods, Mystic Planets, 2014, Media Design
Samantha Boughton-AllanBachelor of New Media Arts
Art is a splendid thing; it can bring people of all social class, intelligence and artistic ability together through differing forms, functions and meanings, and create life long bonds. Many artists strive to represent their imagination in their works, one of whom is literally blowing our minds and she goes by the name ‘Monsoon Betty’, but we think illustration major Samantha Boughton-Allan deserves something a tad more appropriate – Monsoon Extraordinaire, perhaps? The talented lass from Townsville has a way with watercolour and pens that has set our hearts all a-flutter, or maybe that’s the palpitations from breaking the law? Who really knows? The prevailing moods of her work remain consistent to her essence as an artist and what she believes to be true representations of her style of art.
Left: Samantha Boughton-Allan, Ooh Barnacles, 2014, Sculpture
Right: Samantha Boughton-Allan, Ooh Honey, 2014, Sculpture
Neil BinnieBachelor of New Media Arts
Neil is a visual artist composing works on paper that highlight his style of drawing practice. He is influenced by old masters of etching and
printmaking as well as contemporary mixed media drawings. The intricacy of arranging lines on paper is foremost in his work, along with
exploring themes of isolation, solitude and reclusiveness.
Right: Neil Binnie, Untitled 1436, 2014, Ink, Charcoal, Pastel on Paper
Left: Neil Binnie, Untitled 1437, 2014, Ink, Charcoal, Pastel on Paper
Jade BrowningBachelor of New Media Arts
Jade Browning is an aspiring scientific illustrator located in Townsville, QLD. With a Major in Illustration and Visual Media and Minors in Photomedia and Media Design, Jade demonstrates her versatility by photographing her own references for her illustrations and sculptures. She aspires to educate people with her artwork, hoping to one day be published in textbooks or other such media. To make this happen, Jade plans to undertake further study to receive her PhD in Creative Arts. Flemish Baroque painting techniques, Leonardo DaVinci’s illustrations, natural sciences, forensics and anthropology influence Jade’s works.
Left: Jade Browning, Wunderkammer – A Cabinet of Curiousities, 2014, 3D Illustration Cabinet
F: http://www.facebook.com/ jbscientificillustration
B: http://www.jbscientificillustration. blogspot.com
Right: Jade Browning, Carved Bull Skull, 2014, Sculpture
Middle: Jade Browning, Oblivious of Greatness Passed (2014), 2014, Illustration
Shelby CaseyBachelor of New Media Arts
Shelby Casey is an illustrator and visual artist who is strongly inspired by the world around her and the environment in which she
lives. Shelby’s technique of using watercolors and ink depicts the historical value of watercolor and landscape art throughout cultural development and into today’s modern era of artistic expression. As
an artist Shelby wants her audience to have a meaningful connection with her art by inspiring them to re-discover the importance of
nature. Shelby’s art inspires you to escape from the fast paced technological materialistic world we live in and urges you to explore
your surroundings and encourages self-discovery within nature. Shelby’s work is often reflective of her personal development as an
artist and her concepts are often influenced by her journey as an emerging artist in today’s society.
Left: Shelby Casey, The Grand Staircase, 2014, Watercolour on Paper
Right: Shelby Casey, Laila’s Journey, 2014, Watercolour on Paper
Tayla ComelliBachelor of New Media Arts
Tayla Comelli is an illustrator and visual media artist who also has a strong passion for photography, both in studio/events, and film editing. Tayla believes that art in today’s world – contemporary art – is largely based on various cultural or economical concerns, whereas, although thoughtful and innovative, that does not appeal to her on a higher level. Tayla has been and currently is creating art simply because it is beautiful; symbolising the world around her in a different light, and in a creative and meaningful way. In a world that is all about high speed and efficiency, Tayla uses her passion for art to remind people that to live life fully, you must stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. With a sturdy influence of nature and impressionism, whilst using a vast colour palette, Tayla’s works are often intriguing and rather subliminal as they hold a compelling sense of false reality.
Tayla Comelli, Colours Of The Wind, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas
Taylor JensenBachelor of New Media Arts
Taylor is a visual artist whose work consists of large-scale illustrative works that allow an array of interpretation to viewers. Working
primarily in fountain pen and watercolour, Taylor’s work displays large bodies of line and mark making patterns alongside quirky
and eclectic compositions. Taylor believes art should be a creative outlet and a source of self-expression, available to all. Taylor sources inspiration and artistic influence on a broad scale, allowing her work
to vary intensely in message or theme. Although each work is subject to alternative interpretation or analysis, Taylor believes all her work and the work of other creative types should serve to inspire others and share a personal piece of one’s imaginings or creative mind.
Left: Taylor Jensen, The Still Life Has Eye Balls Part 1, 2014, Illustration
Right: Taylor Jensen, The Still Life Has Eye Balls Part 2, 2014, Illustration
Eileen LarsenBachelor of New Media Arts
Born in Townsville, digital painter Eileen Larsen has been raised within a strong, supportive family who have inspired and encouraged her to live a life of exploration. It is the artist’s greatest desire to share her findings and influence others by any means possible. By balancing curiosity and research with imagination and expression of the self, Eileen produces works of visual communication.
As a follower of Jesus, Eileen believes that scripture provides a foundational focus on restoration of relationship, beauty in breakthrough, self-sacrifice and an all-consuming love. Eileen uses digital painting techniques to celebrate these foundational values.
Eileen Larsen, Blue Eyes, 2014, Digital Painting
Katherine OliveBachelor of New Media Arts
Katherine Anne is a conceptual artist, creative thinker, self-educated designer, and creative arts student at James Cook University,
Townsville. She is currently completing her degree in New Media Arts and aims to continue and finish her first novel in the coming years.
Katherine has gained experience in various fields. These include the regional art gallery, television and radio station, local production
teams, and various creative projects. Her creative ideas have been made into films, stories, songs, artworks, and designs. Katherine is also
interested in philosophy, history, photography, and fashion.
Bottom Left: Katherine Olive, The Lonely Mountain, 2014, Illustration Bottom Right: Katherine Olive, The Valley of Dale, 2014, Illustration
Top Right: Katherine Olive, The Ruins of Dale 2, 2014, IllustrationTop Left: Katherine Olive, The Ruins of Dale 1, 2014, Illustration
Katya VenterPostgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts
Katya Venter is an artist and an educator. She completed her Bachelor of Audio Visual Multimedia at the University of South Africa, and currently studies a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts at JCU, Australia. Katya uses a variety of media in her art-making including photography, drawing, and focusing on the points of intersection between sculpture, and video installations. In South Africa she participated in local art competitions, and worked as an assistant to visual artists, during which time she refined her own visual and conceptual vocabulary. Her research interests are in the fields of multimedia, phenomena of human migration, and exploring complex relationships between art, life, and death. Her extensive travelling experience, and living in different countries for lengthy periods of time has contributed to her choice of research topics, and knowledge of international contemporary art.
Top Left: Katya Venter, Untitled I, 2014, Photocollage
Bottom Left: Katya Venter, Untitled II, 2014, Photocollage
Top Right: Katya Venter, Untitled III, 2014, Photocollage
Bottom Right: Katya Venter, From Water to Water, 2014, Video
Kane WardBachelor of New Media Arts
Kane Ward is an ambitious illustrator and graphic designer currently studying at James Cook University. Kane has a unique drawing style in which his art work bridges the gap between realism and cartoon, acting as a point in between. His work ranges from drawing realistic people to cartoon characters and works with aspects of both fields.
As he was born into an artistic family, Kane has always had a gift for drawing, and as such has produced a multitude of drawings that range across different concepts and focus points, and are
completed for both his own and society’s enjoyment. Kane’s claim to fame is to create a series of graphic novels that explore a multitude of adventures that range across a collection of fictional characters.
In 2005, at the age of eleven, Kane had won second place in a children’s drawing competition held in a previous Perc Tucker
Regional Gallery exhibition.
Left: Kane Ward, Break From Reality, 2014, IllustrationTop Right: Katya Venter, Untitled III, 2014, Photocollage
Bottom Right: Katya Venter, From Water to Water, 2014, Video Right: Kane Ward, Light and Dark Conflict, 2014, Illustration
Casey Godman-SmithBachelor of New Media Arts
Casey is a multi-talented artist with a focus on music but produces works across a variety of visual mediums including pencil illustrations, oil painting, wire sculpture, solid metal sculpture and inks. Primarily a guitarist, he dabbles in keys and holds a notable capability with digital and analogue music technology, having worked and undergone education in the sector for most of a decade. A veritable jack-of-all-trades, Casey finds himself competent at most everything he attempts (provided he attempts it). Fond of hash browns to a fault.
Casey Godman-Smith, Heavyhead, 2014, Mildsteel
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Mark ElyBachelor of New Media Arts
Mark is an individual that doesn’t gravitate towards a singlecreative area of expertise and, instead, explores multiple modes of
creative outputs. Audio Engineering, Sound Design, CameraOperations, Video Editing and Digital Artworks are some of the
experiences that he has encountered in his creative works. Markhas recently finished recording a debut EP for Townsville based
metal band Chapters of Entropy. He is also lending his skills asa Camera Operator to the Video Production Unit eMerge Learning
Productions to record, edit and produce online lecture content.Mark’s work in both of these fields assists him in rounding out his
audio-visual skillset. As part of his versatile nature, Mark isexploring a fusion of traditional and digital illustration for the
purposes of this Graduate Exhibition.
Mark Ely, Astronaut In Orbit, 2014, Visual Print
Benjamin GreenBachelor of New Media Arts
Benjamin Green has been writing and recording music for the last seven years. He has set up his own studio and business, Greenhouse, in which he offers freelance recording and audio jobs along with photography and video work. Ben is about to complete his Bachelor of New Media Arts degree at James Cook University majoring in Sound and Music. Though he has a commercial objective in mind, Ben also seeks out opportunity to engage in work that follows a more artistic and interpretive nature.
Benjamin Green, Back In Time, 2014, Audiovisual Film
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Lutalo KiyingiBachelor of New Media Arts
Lutalo Kiyingi is a local musician who spends most of his weekends playing in pubs and other music venues around the city. Since
taking piano lessons through school, Lutalo has wanted to make a living out of playing music or at least having something to do with it. He currently plays keys with the Lost Boys, the Al Boulton
band, Freaky Bizness, Godfathers of Funk and for the last couple of months has been drumming with The Keys. Most of these bands write collaboratively, although Lutalo has never given himself the
opportunity to be a central part of the songwriting process. Lutalo is currently improving and expanding his composition techniques, as he
often contributes to his bands’ songs with the task of enriching both harmony and dynamics. His approach to writing music is unorthodox
and has so far led to him saving original ideas for solo works.
Lutalo Kiyingi, Seven Up, 2014, Audio Composition
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Justin ReidBachelor of New Media Arts
Justin Reid is a music producer and sound artist who has extended his arts practice with experiments in graphic art, animation and packaging design. Justin believes the future of art lies in innovation, interaction and connection, and is emphatically interested in the nature of people and how they use the space around them in creative and meaningful ways. Equally influenced by the self-exploratory work of Kanye West as he is by the emotional contexts of contemporary television shows, Justin’s work is often reflective and largely revealing, as he tackles intense personal ideals of identity and broader social subjects like the sustainability of natural ecosystems.
Left: Justin Reid, Pollinate, 2014, Mixed media
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Top Right: Justin Reid, Time Is A Flat Circle, 2014, Animation
Bottom Right: Justin Reid, When The Last Light Warms The Rocks, 2014, Animation
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Laurel SampsonBachelor of New Media Arts
Laurel Sampson is a singer/songwriter, music producer and composer.Laurel composes music, sound and songs that enhance the senses
and touch inner feelings, thoughts and emotions. Laurel’s works tell a story that connects with everyone; it’s a journey through music
Laurel believes that music has no boundaries; it expresses so much and is such a powerful medium that sometimes spoken words can’t
emulate. Mary Chapin Carpenter and her way of capturing a moment, an experience and an emotion heavily influence Laurel’s
songwriting style. Laurel’s work culminates years of experience, and memories that reveal a personal and intimate exposure of feelings
and thoughts. Laurel’s emotions, experiences and expressions are captured through sound, music and the creative wordsmith
contained in her lyrics.
Laurel Sampson, Embrace Our Environment, 2014, Audio Composition
Laurel Sampson, Voices, 2014, Audio Composition
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Gabrielle AceBachelor of New Media Arts
Gabrielle Ace is an up and coming theatre and film practitioner. She specialises in theatre acting however is currently looking to expand her arts practice to include directing, photography and video editing. Since a young age Gabrielle has been fascinated with telling stories, and it was this fascination that sparked her passion for theatre and film. Gabrielle also likes to experiment with portrait photography, as she believes this is another platform of storytelling. No matter what she creates, Gabrielle wants her work to tell a story. Gabrielle recently appeared as an extra in the short film Departure Lounge. She is excited for the film to be released and to work on more films in the future.
Besides her arts practice, Gabrielle is a leader at her church’s youth group. She believes she has been called to make a positive change in the lives of teenage girls who struggle with negative body image.
Gabrielle Ace, A Moment, 2014, Script
Meghan BowdenBachelor of New Media Arts
Meghan Bowden is what many people would call a true thespian. From a young age, Meghan found joy and light in theatre and thrived
to one day be on stage, pleasing, entertaining and having an effect on society. Meghan started her career as a stagehand, learning
the ropes of the theatre from behind the scenes. After gaining this knowledge of the theatre as a whole, Meghan then began her
journey as a student actor at James Cook University, majoring in performance and was also a 1st Year member of Theatre iNQ’s
student acting program, The Bridge Project. The complete and utter devotion Meghan has for theatre derives from her want to leave an impact, to change a view or to evoke emotions. Whether the
performance be that of Shakespeare, a contemporary piece or even that of a controversial piece, Meghan strives to enlighten the society
with one of the world’s biggest and most beneficial forms of art.
Meg Bowden, Fright Night, 2014, Video Animation Projection
Tyson GrantBachelor of New Media Arts
Tyson Grant studies Performance (Contemporary Theatre) and Music and Sound Media at James Cook University. In life, Tyson does extra curricular studies, and these include many different forms of movement such as Thai Chi, Yoga, Dance and many Sporting Movements. Tyson also studies things to do with body and mind; these include such things as body language and bioenergetics. Tyson’s main field of art is performance, however he does like to experiment and try to express himself through other forms of art such as photography and videography. His art is dependent on his influences at the time; these influences can vary widely, anything from a spoken work to an abstract picture and even an instrumental song can influence and inspire him to create art.
Tyson Grant, Only This Way, 2014, Photograph
Michelle RigbyBachelor of New Media Arts
Michelle Rigby began her performance arts practice while attending James Cook University’s School of Creative Arts. Her experimentation
in merging theatrical performance and sound art has led to the creation of works that she classifies as a visual art form. Michelle
has explored the human body as both a subject and medium in a quest to raise awareness of contemporary themes in a symbolic and
Michelle has extended her experience in human movement since the age of five, with training in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap dance
styles spanning over 17 years. She has combined her knowledge of movement with university training in theatre performance, sound composition, costume design, directing and stage management to craft meaningful works that extend to a diverse audience at a
powerful emotional level.
Michelle Rigby, Shortstory, 2014, Short Film
Michelle Rigby, Rhythm of Life, 2014, Sound Art
Alessandra RomanoBachelor of New Media Arts
Having performed on stage since the age of four, Alessandra has become well accustomed to the experience of live audiences. Though she has invested her time heavily in gaining experience, where dancing and live theatre is concerned, Alessandra is prone to strive for variety in her artistic works, straying from what’s most comfortable. It may be her final year studying contemporary theatre, but Alessandra is an interdisciplinary artist at heart.
Top and Bottom Left: Alessandra Romano, We Fall, We Rise, 2014, Photograph Book
Right: Alessandra Romano, Comely, 2014, Film and Audio Composition
Emily AtkinsBachelor of New Media Arts
Emily Atkins is a photographer with a journalistic approach. Throughout the first half of her degree, Emily experimented with
fashion photography, studio photography and graphic design, but then became passionate about photojournalism. During the second
half of her degree, Emily established an interest in photographing out of the ordinary, “unknown” people and places within Townsville, as
well as street photography. Emily has incorporated this interest into her later works, photographing the unknown art of “drag” in Townsville.
Emily Atkins, Happiness, 2014, Photograph
Sarah ElsleyBachelor of New Media Arts
With an early interest in photography, Sarah Elsley has gone on to study a Bachelor of New Media Arts at James Cook University. Graduating at the close of 2014 in Photomedia, she has also touched on what it takes to become an entrepreneur, architect, journalist, media designer and moving image producer. To date, she has gained experience in a range of photographic styles through internship and work experience, as well as paid opportunities. These include festivals and events, portraiture, weddings and gathering content for magazines. Previously known for her skills in events and portraiture, she has had a recent shift to fashion and beauty photography. This has come from a desire to work in a magazine or editorial environment in the near future. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and lure fishing, taking pictures for conceptual, as well as every day leisure and exploring whatever means available for inspiration.
Sarah Elsley, Model Expectations, 2014, Photograph Series
Lesley GoodwillBachelor of New Media Arts
Lesley is a photographer whose main focus and passion is landscape photography, but she also has an interest in natural style portrait
photography. Lesley started university mid-year in 2011 as a mature age student to fulfull a lifelong dream of being a professional
photographer. Lesley’s father bought Lesley her first digital SLR camera in 2010. Her most important accomplishment to date was
being included as a photographer and only university student in her first exhibition in a gallery in 2013, which included works by other long
Lesley is also a single mother of two primary school aged children, whom she cites as her major sources of inspiration.
Left: Lesley Goodwill, You’ll Never Walk Alone, 2013, Photograph
Right: Lesley Goodwill, Castle Hill Sunset, 2014, Photograph
Therese HallBachelor of New Media Arts
Therese Hall is an emerging photographer and aspiring graphic designer. She looks to do collaborative and/or personal projects to expand on her skills. Throughout her time studying at James Cook University, Therese has had the opportunity to work with and learn from independent photographers and graphic designers. In the past year she has found clients for both her design and photography, designing several business logos, websites and other marketing materials. Therese fills her spare time with her two dogs, camping or practicing the sport of archery.
Therese Hall, Evoke, 2014, Photography
Mikaela Kelly-IrvinBachelor of New Media Arts
Mikaela Kelly-Irvin is studying a Bachelor of New Media Arts, majoring in Photomedia and minoring in Illustration and Visual Media. Mikaela specialises in fitness portraiture and sport genres for her photography
and pen and ink for her illustration. Mikaela has focused heavily on her minor in Illustration and Visual media in her final semester, producing a variety of works showcasing her attention to detail and artistic talent. She has a strong passion for the creative arts,
channelled through her works. Mikaela wishes to continue to produce illustrations and photography in a career within the arts.
Left: Mikaela Kelly-Irvin, Barn Owl, 2014, Pen and Ink
Right: Mikaela Kelly-Irvin, California Condor, 2014, Pen and Ink
Sasha LargeBachelor of New Media Arts
Sasha Large is a photographer and designer who focuses her work on fashion photography and editorial design. Her recent work has been focused on shape and how it can be created using different techniques and processes within photography.
Left: Sasha Large, Untitled 2, 2014, Photograph
Right: Sasha Large, Untitled 4, 2014, Photograph
James LazzaroniBachelor of New Media Arts
James Lazzaroni is a Townsville based photographer currently completing a degree of New Media Arts at James Cook University.
James specialises in commercial, automotive and portrait photography with a style consisting of slightly surreal imagery and a
strong focus on post processing.
James has had the pleasure to work with some of Townsville’s more established businesses and also had his work featured throughout multiple magazines and websites. In his spare time, James creates
online tutorials for both photo and video editing and strives to educate and inspire as many people as possible.
Left: James Lazzaroni, The Unknown, 2013, Photograph
Right: James Lazzaroni, MvS, 2013, Photograph
Kelly MillardBachelor of New Media Arts
Kelly Millard is a fine-art photographer and corporate graphic designer who also holds a strong, personal passion for visual media and illustration. Kelly’s inspirations largely stem from the natural living world around her and the interconnections and interactions that human beings and the natural world share. Whether it is an expression through any medium in her abilities, Kelly’s works are often created with underlying messages of nature and/or the beauty of the raw, human body. Not only does Kelly enjoy experimenting with different mediums, but finds interest in many different social and environmental issues affecting today’s world within her works.
Kelly Millard, Branched Hands, 2014, Watercolour and Ink Pen
Polly NashBachelor of New Media Arts
Polly Nash is a photographer who works with fresh and intriguing ideas, based around the endeavors of her ever-changing lifestyle. Born in 1993, Polly has grown up in a diversely artistic and cultural domain, with a family of artists and now herself, working in a photographic
medium. Previously situated in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, she is now studying in Townsville to further her passion for
the arts. James Cook University has given her the ability to explore her passion whilst expanding her horizons on the concepts and
connections of illustration, painting and photography combined. After receiving her bachelor in New Media Arts, she will be moving on to
explore the possibilities of building her portfolio and working in the arts.
Left: Polly Nash, Immersion, 2014, Photomedia
Right: Polly Nash, Release, 2014, Photomedia
Mia PeronisBachelor of New Media Arts
Mia Peronis is a photographer, originally from the Central Coast inNSW, and she is currently completing a degree in New Media Arts atJCU in Townsville. Having recently participated in her first exhibition for International Women’s Week, Mia is excited about the prospect of exhibiting new work, in particular her Garden Community Project. Following the birth of her first child, Mia’s work has become more introspective, and she prefers to focus her energy on ventures that engage with other artists and people with similar interests.
Right: Mia Peronis, Sweet Dreams, 2014, Photograph
Right: Mia Peronis, Pet Project, 2014, Photograph Series
Clare PowellBachelor of New Media Arts
Clare Powell is a photographer who appreciates the beauty and meaning in witnessing unscripted moments in the world around her. The authentic occurrences and people that she encounters are her
inspiration. Whilst studying Communication Design in Germany, Clare was forced to rely heavily on observing the visual cues of those she
encountered to overcome the language barrier. This experience has allowed her to view human interactions from a new perspective.
Clare captures pictures of real people and observed occurrences as a method of illustrating deeper concepts. People and theever-
evolving relationships they have with themselves, strangers and loved ones form the basis of her works.
Clare Powell, Six Degrees of Separation, 2014, Digital Photography and Illustration
Douglas PrescottBachelor of New Media Arts
Douglas Prescott is a photographer, practicing story telling through image making. A foundation in stop-animated short films and recreational photography have merged and formed a basis for Douglas to further his ideas, emulating the still frame and candid portraiture. He works to induce a second look and believes the most captivating and memorable works experienced personally have context and complexities worth deciphering.
The process of analysing and comprehension is important to Douglas and the function of the artist as an entertainer is paramount in his practice. He remains adamant that subject matter is secondary to purpose and endeavors to further explore these themes and the participants’ varied responses.
Douglas Prescott, The Fifth, 2014, Photograph
Dianne PurnellBachelor of New Media Arts
Dianne Purnell is a graphic designer, photographer and collaborator on spatial installations and sculptures. Her photography work
explores feminism, migration and history, and is underpinned by her personal experiences of growing up as a first-generation Australian-
Filipina. Her photography work explores the cultural ties between her Australian and Philippine subjects as well as the historical context of their migration. Alongside her documentary photography and
graphic design work, Dianne is one half of a collaboration that creates site specific installations and sculptures which utilise video
mapping technology with audio outputs to create participatory sonic experiences in unassuming places. After graduating, Dianne
would like to work professionally in the graphic design industry whilst continuing her art practice and research into both site-specific
installations and multi-cultural migration.
Dianne Purnell, Entry Plank, 2014, Interactive Sculpture
Alix SweeneyBachelor of New Media Arts
Alex is currently studying New Media Arts at James Cook University Townsville and has already had positions with the Townsville Fire, Heat and Flames, as well as being JCU’s official photographer at the Australian University Games in 2014. Alix loves the element of surprise when photographing sport, as she never knows what shots she will walk away with. There is a lot of action and emotion that occurs during a game and capturing this is what Alix does best.
Left: Alix Sweeney, Coach’s View, 2014, Photograph
Right: Alix Sweeney, The Strike, 2014, Photograph
Sarah TrezonaBachelor of New Media Arts
Sarah preserves memories, moments and stages in life by photographing the lives of people. She also creates works from the ideas, values and people around her. Sarah is a student in her final
year of photography at James Cook University and has spent the last two years working alongside local wedding photographer Kurt
Stockham who runs Tellaphotography. This has led to doing solo weddings of her own. Along with weddings, there is a substantial
collection of engagement and maternity photographs. Sarah loves working with people, sharing in their stories, their joy and having a few
laughs. Her works can be found on computer screens, Facebook pages and on walls in peoples’ homes.
Left: Sarah Trezona, A Hippies Paradise, 2014, Photograph
Right: Sarah Trezona, Shaken Not Stirred, 2014, Photograph
Robyn VolkerBachelor of New Media Arts
Robyn is currently studying her third year in a Bachelor of New Media Arts. Her major is photography and minor is illustration. Robyn has always been interested within the arts and was going to attend further study after graduating from high school, however employment and then family life became a priority at that time of her life.
Robyn is now pursuing her dream of working within the art industry and is passionate about photography and fine art. Her work is based around personal experiences that are socially connected. Robyn was a finalist in the DUO Magazine Percival Portrait Prize 2014 with her work titled Contemplation.
Left: Robyn Volker, False, 2014, Mixed Media
Right: Robyn Volker, Disconnected, 2014, Mixed Media
Top and Bottom Right: Robyn Volker, Past and Future, 2014, Digital Print
Niki WiperiBachelor of New Media Arts
Defining herself as a mixed media artist, Niki Wiperi comes from a background in illustration and visual media. Sculpture, screen prints, etchings, aerosol, acrylic and watercolor painting; her background shows a willingness to explore mediums to develop her work, which is also seen in her most recent work, as she delves into the unknown
digital realm. As an artist, Niki is always looking to develop her artistic style and believes that different mediums and materials are
important when communicating a message, and she enjoys crossing the boundaries between disciplines and in her most recent work, has
developed a blend of analogue media (illustration) and digital media (photography). Throughout her work, there is evidence that Niki is
strongly influenced by social, economic, environmental and political issues, which she comments on through symbolism and materials as
she conveys various messages throughout her work.
Niki Wiperi, Impact Series, 2014, Video
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