Art glorious art
Members were treated to the most amazing display of talent on the evening of Sunday, 26 September during the College's Annual Art Competition.
A fascinating talk covering a wide range of topics, including Covid-19, a glimpse into the inner workings of Government, internships, genetic modification, prejudices, climate change, fluoridation, values in science, et al. and punctuated throughout with dry flashes of humour.
Speaking by Zoom from California, Alexis Angelidis described for us the extraordinary complexity of developing realistic animations in films such as ‘Toy Story 4’, giving water, especially rain, and smoke as examples.
Avidly following the topics encountered on his B.A. course that gripped his interest led Dave Barson to a remarkable three years working at Weta Workshops on the “Lord of the Rings” followed by a Computer Science degree and so into his present work.
A multi-talented Greek lady discusses her career with several pointers applicable to all of us - the values of perseverance, gaining new skills and taking opportunities that present themselves among them.
A powerful reminder of the importance of the NZ Defence Force to this country, and the demands placed on the young people in it to possess the necessary diplomacy, discipline, humanity and courage needed to place themselves in dangerous, sensitive, sometimes life-threatening, situations.
In a talk bristling with great practical tips on leadership and teamwork, Richard described his rise from humble beginnings in Barnsley, England, to his current position as Chief Executive at Dunedin Airport. Everyone will be a leader of one kind or another - there is something for everyone here!