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September 2006 Issue
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Artists at work

The University of Adelaide did something very different to promote its Open Day this year.

Three Adelaide-based artists were commissioned to bring their work out of the studio and into the community - at the same time bringing the University to the public in an eye-catching way.

The artists - John Hamilton, Rosemaree Hoffman and Ross Morgan - painted works that reflected the impact the University of Adelaide has on the community of Adelaide.

The large 1.8-metre by 1.2-metre canvases were all painted at busy locations in the Adelaide Railway Station and Rundle Mall.

"The aim is to help people know and understand a little bit more about what this University does and its value in society. But we also wanted the artists to help take that message out into the streets and engage with the community in the run up to Open Day," said Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha.

Pictured is artist Rosemaree Hoffman painting her canvas during peak hour in the Adelaide Railway Station. Rosemaree went to art school in Melbourne and has travelled extensively in Australia and Asia over the past 15 years. She now specialises in large canvas abstracts, for which she has become known. All three works of art were sold at silent auction on Open Day, with the proceeds going towards the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship Fund.

Open Day, held at the North Terrace Campus on Sunday 20 August, was hailed as another success this year.

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Rosemaree Hoffman
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