The Doodle Collective

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The Doodle Collective is a group of student artists from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. We are the last students to go through the Diploma of Art and our final assessment is an exhibition at Creative Tauranga Gallery and with your generosity we can give it the send off it deserves as the diploma comes to an end to make way for the new Bachelor of Creative Industries degree.

The group is made up of ten emerging artists

Sherri Atkins

Jeannie Butcher

Stephen Hodgson

Mel Leeper

Tegan Lloyd

Ben Lowe

Jesse Morgan

Alex Morison

Shanan Philip

Rebecca Russek

The Graduand show, showcasing a variety of styles and topics, from geometric abstraction and expressionist portraiture to sculptural representations of death, is the culmination of two years of hard work and dedication. The students' tutor, Nicol Sanders O'Shea said the group had learned a variety of skills over the past year and are poised for a bright future in the arts.

"This group took up the challenge this year to test out presentation concepts in several campus exhibitions, participated in a pop-up exhibition and art performances in the Tauranga Arts Festival, as well as this exhibition at Creative Tauranga Gallery. They have practically learnt aspects of Art Business while engaged with new mediums and contextualising their ideas. The Doodle Collective has a bright future in the arts."

Donated money will go towards the exhibition opening event and awards ceremony.

We would like to invite you to attend the exhibition opening from 5.30pm November 8 at Creative Tauranga Gallery or view the exhibition, open November 9 to November 26.