2012 Design DIT Exhibitions at The Station House
31st May 2012: The School of Art, Design and Printing and the School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering at DIT invite you to visit their graduate exhibitions in a new venue this year - The Station House, Hatch Street (behind the former Odeon pub and Tripod nightclub, Luas stop at Harcourt Street).
The exhibition will showcase the work of students of Visual Communications, Interior and Furniture Design and Product Design, and will represent "a snapshot in time, a series of images and texts that reflect what our students are thinking in 2012."
In his introduction to this year's exhibition catalogue, design lecturer Barry Sheehan says "Studying Art or Design is an optimistic activity.
Students of art look at the past, the present and the future and comment on them. Our design students reimagine the past and create the future. It is this future, which we will see around us, in the places that we will visit, the things that we look at, use and interact with. The DIT annual exhibition offers a preview as to what this future may be."
Feedback from graduates is very important to programme development in DIT, and it is always encouraging to hear stories of their journey from college to practice, and they provide links and mentoring for current students.
Each year, a graduate of design in DIT is invited to open the exhibition and to offer inspiration to the graduating class. This year John Hayes, commercials director and filmmaker who studied visual merchandising at DIT, will do the honours. John says himself that he "played with paints and crayons" before graduating with distinction and going on to win numerous awards for his work including the short films "Two Fat Ladies" and "Venom" which won the TCM Classic shorts Award at the London Film Festival. (for more details go to his website www.johnhayesfilm.com)
The exhibition is on view in The Station Building, Hatch Street, Dublin 2
There will be a Private Viewing on Thursday 7th June from 18:00 to 22:00
Public viewing is 09:00 to 19:00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and admission is free