It's New York, New York for Unitec student's digital artistry

24 October 2012

Few people can lay claim to having their artwork displayed in New York’s famous Times Square, but Unitec design and visual arts student, Kenneth Merrick, can.

On Thursday 10 October this year, Kenneth’s digital designs - his winning entries into the Chorus New Zealand Student Digital Art Exhibition competition - went live across twelve, 100-ft tall electronic billboards in Times Square.

Kenneth’s work, along with the works of nine other selected finalists, formed a digital exhibition centrepiece showcasing the talents of New Zealand art students to the world.

The exhibition is believed to be the biggest synchronised digital display of art ever to take place in Times Square.

The digital exhibit was part of Chorus’ campaign to promote some of the benefits a fibre optic network can bring. In this case, how digital art can be transported through fibre technology and shared not just in New Zealand but to the world.

For his achievement Kenneth also received $1,000 in prize money.

Kenneth is in the final year of his Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts at Unitec, majoring in Visual Arts.

Click here to check out Kenneth’s blog entry on his experience with the Chorus Student Digital Art Exhibition competition.

To watch a video from the live exhibition click here.


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