Festival celebrates student creativity

Creativity will come to the fore during the Art of the Possible festival at the University of Adelaide from 23 to 26 October which showcases live music performances, videos, virtual reality projects, photography and graphic design by students, among other work.

Art of the Possible

Abdullah AL-Amri (left) who is studying for a Bachelor of Business (Major in Digital Marketing and Communications), Tim Horasio, Bachelor of Creative Arts and Brooke Virgo, Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Business (Major in Management).

“The Art of the Possible festival not only celebrates creativity but prepares students to infuse our economy with diverse creative prowess, essential for tomorrow's workforce,” said the University of Adelaide’s Professor Tom Hajdu, Chair of Creative Technologies, Elder Conservatorium of Music and Director of the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media.

“This year's theme, The Creative Stage, underscores the significance of student creativity—a skill the World Economic Forum deems critical for the future.”

Building on the success of the previous two events, this year’s festival promises an amplified experience, bolstered by a partnership with the renowned Adelaide Festival.

Full details of the Art of the Possible including event times are at www.artofthepossible.com.au

Festival highlights include:

Music on the lawns: Festival attendees will experience live music performances at the lively atmosphere of the Barr Smith lawns on the University’s North Terrace campus. A Welcome to Country live event will precede captivating performances by the mesmerising hip-hop group, Dem Mob, in the ancient Pitjantjatjara Language and students from the University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM). Live pop and jazz concerts will follow from the Elder Conservatorium of Music's rising stars, including bands House of Pillars and Quebec Echo. Attendees will savor a selection of culinary delights from food trucks, and drinks generously sponsored by Red Bull.

Cinematic experiences: A cinematic journey with student-made short films at the Union Cinema, enhanced by the delightful offerings from Fox Creek Wines during a wine-tasting experience. As part of the opening night film screening event, the SBS/NITV commissioned music documentary Black Empire will provide insight into the challenges and struggles of the music industry for First Nations artists.

QR Codes: Unlock Creativity: The Barr Smith Library Reading Room will be transformed into a digital haven where QR codes will breathe life into audio, creative writing, and journalism.

The Hub: An Exhibition of Art and Technology: Work by students on virtual reality, user experience design, photography, architecture, graphic design, and entrepreneurship will be on display.

"This VR/spatial computing event highlights the next generation of creative talent in this space, and also shows attendees what is going to be possible in the near future," said the University of Adelaide’s Steven Cook, Senior Lecturer of Immersive Technologies.

Abdullah Al-Amri, Brooke Virgo and Tim Horasio are a team of creative marketers currently studying at the University of Adelaide, who will be displaying their work at the festival. Their innovative company, Sight Studios, aims to help small businesses leverage AI in marketing.

"The Art of the Possible celebrates our studies which have helped us develop the skills that will fuel our creative futures,” said Tim Horasio who is in the third year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts course.

The Art of the Possible Festival is a showcase of student creativity that knows no bounds. Visitors will witness the future being shaped by the creative minds of today.

Tagged in featured story, creativity, art, Art of the Possible