UniSA takes creative workshops on the road to Mt Gambier

Image: Program Director of Product Design, Dan McLean, leading students in a drawing exercise at UniSA Mount Gambier campus

Senior lecturers from the School of Art, Architecture and Design took over the UniSA Mount Gambier Campus last week to deliver a series of creative workshops for high school students and teachers in the region.

Cross-disciplinary offerings allowed students insight into studying creative disciplines at a tertiary level, with workshops on offer across product design, illustration and animation, architecture, and interior architecture programs.

Students from Mount Gambier High School, Penola High School, Grant High School, Allendale East Area School, St Martins Lutheran College and Tenison Woods College attended the workshops and participated in design-oriented technical drawing activities, visualisation and illustration exercises, sustainable architectural design activities, and colour experimentation and theory.

Image: Attendees at the Main Street Regeneration lecture at UniSA Mount Gambier Campus

The trip provided ample opportunity for engagement with school communities in the region as well as diverse stakeholders in the arts and planning industries. Andrew Wallace, Program Director of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture at UniSA, also had the opportunity to present the most recent instalment of the UniSA Mount Gambier quarterly speaker series, discussing main street regeneration, placemaking strategies and the role of precincts and town centres in building thriving communities. The presentation was well-attended by members of local and surrounding government and the general public.

Discussions regarding ongoing creative collaborations between the School of Art, Architecture and Design and key regional stakeholders are ongoing.