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A showcase of creative talent

Izah Azahari

Final year undergraduates of Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Design and Creative Industries (DCI) programme unveiled their graduation exhibition ‘Spectrum 2022: Infinite’, yesterday, showcasing the works of 53 students following the motto ‘Exploring the Unbounded Depth of Creativity’.

UBD Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle officiated the launch.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed by a welcoming speech by exhibition director Siti Nurazizi binti Haji Marali who highlighted the challenges faced by the students when the second wave of the pandemic hit the Sultanate.

“Executing everything remotely was a struggle to say the least. Even if we were connected digitally, we were essentially disconnected at the same time,” she said, adding that being in a supportive environment is important, especially in the midst of figuring themselves out or where they fit in the creative industry.

“It’s much better when these people are somewhat different from you, because this will unlock different outlooks on life; and that’s important because you see things from different perspectives to find the answer that is right for you,” Siti Nurazizi said.

ABOVE & BELOW: UBD Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle launches the Spectrum 2022: Infinite; and Director Siti Nurazizi binti Haji Marali delivers her speech. PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI

The guest of honour being briefed about the exhibition

The event continued with a speech from UBD DCI Programme leader Dr Rui Oliveira Lopes prior to a sponsor’s certificate of appreciation presentation and the launch of Spectrum 2022: Infinite by the guest of honour.

Through Spectrum 2022: Infinite, the students delved beyond the limitation of artistic ideals in a contemporary manner through their creative projects.

The works displayed expand from fine arts, digital arts and design, installations, media production to publication, product design, concept architecture and interior design, as well as fashion design.

The Spectrum presents an opportunity to showcase individual and collective skillsets gathered in the four years of studies in UBD while serving as a means for students to express themselves through their disciplines.

Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST) supports the exhibition in hope to encouraging growth of the local creative industry.

The exhibition is open to the public until June 23, from 9am to noon and 2pm to 4pm, at the Right Wing of Chancellor Hall, UBD. It also features Gallery Talks every Monday and Thursday from 9am until noon.

Each talk will feature six to seven students sharing their creative and artistic practices and the process behind creating the exhibited works.