Concept Gallery offers glimpse into art and design world

Eye-opening: Shoppers checking out the artworks and demonstrations by Equator Academy of Art students at the temporary Concept Gallery set up in Gurney Plaza.

EQUATOR Academy of Art has set up a temporary Concept Gallery in Gurney Plaza, Penang, to give the public an insight into the creative industries.

Visitors can view works by college students, take in live demonstrations by lecturers, and also participate in several design-related workshops.

The gallery, located at the ground floor Extension Wing between retailers Marks & Spencer and Aldo, will be open from 10am to 10pm daily until Jan 31.

Marketing and promotions executive Cindy Leow said they wanted to highlight the type of education students receive, and what career choices are open to them.

It currently offers Diploma programmes in Interior Design, Architectural Technology, Graphic and Multimedia Design, Digital 3D Animation, Fine Art and Fashion Design Technology.

“Those who register here for the January and March intakes will enjoy special fee rates,” she pointed out.

Science-stream school leavers who are passionate about art and design, will be given basic introduction courses at the start of their studies, termed the ‘fundamental semester’.

They will also get to choose a major and minor. After six months, they can then decide which field to specialise on for their two-and-a-half-year Diploma studies.

Upcoming activities at the gallery include the Creative DIY Lighting Workshop and ‘Design with Cut’ Garment Construction Demo at 2.30pm, followed by a 3D Modelling Demo at 6pm on Friday.

On Saturday, there is a Red Packet Design Workshop at 2pm, followed by another Garment Construction Demo at 4.30pm.

Sunday sees Chinese New Year Card and Creative DIY Lighting Design Workshops lined up at 2pm and 4pm respectively along with Autodesk Mudbox and Animation Demo at 2pm.

All programmes are free for the public except the DIY Lighting workshop where there is a RM10 fee for materials.

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