Education and Arts

Graphic Design students collaborate with Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office

BVAD students with Migrant kit designBachelor of Visual Arts and Design students with framed copy of their design work

For the second consecutive year, Lecturer in Graphic Design, Deb Emmett and four of her students have collaborated in designing the cover, poster and layout for the Bishops’ parish and schools kit:  ‘Migrants and the New Evangelisation’.  This project gave the students the opportunity to hone their professional skills as well as giving them a chance to participate in important community engagement work.

The kit was launched with a celebratory morning tea on Thursday 2 August.   Associate Vice-Chancellor Marea Nicholson acted as MC for the launch, with the keynote address given by Fr Maurizio Pettena, Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. Entertainment was provided by Saint Bakhita’s Sudanese Choir. 

In recognition of their work, the students received a framed copy of their design from Fr Pettena and a gift voucher from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), Professor Anne Cummins.

Deb Emmett said, ‘This group of Bachelor Visual Arts and Design students worked as a professional team using their graphic design expertise to create the 2012 Migrant and Refugee Kit.’

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office said, ‘The students have produced a top-quality document, we are really impressed.’

Well done to students Kwasi Owusu, Rhiannon Bertinshaw, Melina Gulisano and Adam Costanzo.