PP- Industry symposium

During the session on 13th April & 4th May 2017 , Many speakers come to unitec to share their experience in industry. Two speakers were caught my attention was Laura Lochhead and Jeff Thompson.

Laura Lochhead

Laura is Interior designer and a founder of pocketspace Interiors Ltd. with team in Auckland and Sydney. She talked about of herself from Interior Architecture and her style of art. She now has design vast range of interior from small to large offices, showrooms, medical centers.

The things that caught my attention was how she make design with creative way such as using log she found useful from nowhere and backpacking it back to make it into  seat of swing.

As someone who has graduated from the same field as Laura , I found fascinated that she could also make a clkspace that a website for a customer who wanted to design their space and what kind of modifying she and team could make the possibility to the space/room with specification of price and source. It is very efficient.

Img source : http://www.pocketspaceinteriors.co.nz/portfolio-1/

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson, a sculptor, an artist, corrugated iron man. He was an Art major graduation who really loves to draw and paint but end up as a sculptor with unique style and design. He has very cool way of sculpting using a corrugated iron roof. Making shapes by make it curve and dance.

While taking a break from his art studies. Thomson found himself somewhere in New Zealand near dunedin. During that time he decided to do adventure by his decision and by walking. While walking journey , Thompson started to observing and collecting the wealth of highway paraphernalia that he found on our roadsides. Until he sculpt a rural letterbox sculptures from corrugated iron which make him well-known for his work until now.

Most of his work are jaw-dropping, only by using corrugated iron roof stack/stand it side by side and sculpt an animal. From that he makes a sculpt by more realistic as he can by creating an metal/iron frame inside to make a stand then wrapped it with corrugated iron. Some of his works caught my attention such as the horses, the kangaroos at airport in Australia and a 6m tall Giraffe.


Img source: https://nz.pinterest.com/pin/383228249515393583/


Img source: https://www.canberraairport.com.au/travellers/the-new-terminal/sculptures/


Img source: http://stmargarets.school.nz/communities/contact-the-pfa/giraffe-jeff-thomson/

The Industry symposium giving an experience to learn from the expert and teach us how an art know no borders to be attained. Making connections and always to learn how to use everything around us in a right way.


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