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When the QCA Griffith Art Students Takeover

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This week the AMK and Goal Zero Australia HQ was taken over by QCA Griffith art students to complete an assessment piece for their summer elective entitled The Street.  After three days of painting the 9m wall mural, Adventure Anywhere, was completed to help transform a blank wall into an artistic masterpiece!

The life-size mural features native scribbly gums and vibrant pops of colour depicting adventure activities, from camping to rock climbing and kayaking. The mural design has been created from the student’s interpretation of what both AMK and Goal Zero Australia brands encompass as the fabric of our brand framework. This artwork allows us to create an mindful office for workers and will add energy to our casual meeting space when customers, clients and retailers come to visit our Capalaba office.

This course was led by QCA Lecturer Simon Degroot. He said the goal of The Street was to broaden the student’s art making experiences by encouraging team work and community engagement.

“These students come from a range of disciplines and experience levels,” he said.

This summer elective is also a great way for the art students to have commercial experience and work with a business to develop a concept that has both artistic merit and meet the brief of the client. It was fantastic to work with the students to achieve this outcome and the finished mural has exceeded our expectations taking our office to the next level. This mural marks the start of our office renovations that will be taking place in the first quarter of 2017.

It was an absolute pleasure to have the students in our office for three days to share their energy and enthusiasm and really leave their mark at our HQ. This mural also comes at a pivotal time of growth for AMK and will be symbolic as we enter 2017 with some pretty big ambitions. A BIG thank you to Simon and all of the students involved for creating a piece of art that is beyond what we could have ever imagined!

If you are interested in having your office space transformed as part of The Street project, you can contact Simon Degroot on s.degroot@griffith.edu.au to register your interest for the next semester.  Visit the Griffith website to learn more about what happens when you take art out of the classroom.

 

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