The Namibian (Windhoek)

14 November 2012

Namibia: College of the Arts Student Exhibition and Fashion Show

Students of the College of the Arts (Cota) will present their year’s work in an exhibition taking place on Friday, November 16. Presenting work from all the Diploma Departments at the Katutura Community Art Centre, the art work will include innovative drawings, painting and sculptures, as well as fashion items. Also on display will be clips from documentaries and television shows as well as radio inserts prepared by the Media Art students. Graphic design work by the New Media students will also be shown along with affordable creative craft jewellery pieces, hand printed fabrics and colourful prints.

The energetic creativity of these students perfectly showcases their enthusiasm for getting out as artists into the ‘real world’, their qualifications ready them for the arts industry and their newly acquired entrepreneurial skills make them ideal candidates to bring Namibia to the forefront of innovative product production. The works exhibited show an original way of working with found items, locally available materials and recycled goods.

Cota is in the process of applying to the National Qualifications Authority for accreditation for these diploma courses to ensure a sustainable supply of fresh, young, well trained artists for the industry. The artworks on display, both visual and digital, are inspiring in terms of the exploration of new forms and ideas. These are truly the artists of tomorrow!

The exhibition and fashion show will be accompanied by vibrant music and dance by students of the African Performing Arts Department, making this end of year exhibition a mini-festival of the arts.

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