Wednesday, November 23, 2011

School of Fashion and Textiles Graduate Exhibition 2011

I was going to title this post Well. That's It Then but decided that seemed a bit off-hand.  It is now time to admit that the course is over, we have had our graduate show and now we all need to work out what we are going to do next.

The graduate show was well attended and there was an air of excitement at both evenings.

The range of work was amazing and our section, the textile and design part, had an interesting variety of techniques and disciplines.

There was so much work I couldn't take photos of all of it.  Hopefully there will be a link on the RMIT site soon.

It was great to see everyone's final work, presented so beautifully.  It was also a little sad to realise that we might be seeing some of the people for the last time, that we would be moving into new areas.  It was reminiscent of other times in life where a change occurs and you have to let go of some things while embracing new ones.
It has been a great journey for me and I feel like I am about ready to start ... I suppose that is what a diploma course should do, get you ready to develop further.  I just hope I can keep up the commitment and discipline and make myself keep producing.


parlance said...

I can't imagine that you won't keep up your love of the textile arts, because I think you have tapped into something that enriches your life.

Mary said...

Yes Parlance, I have found it very enriching. And I intend taking the advice of one of the teachers at the graduation exhibition - don't take a summer holiday, keep working. So I will try to do that, as soon as I get some energy back. Keeping in touch with some of the others will help, I am sure.