Creativity on show at Alice Springs Campus 

Trades Lecturer Mark Gooley

On Wednesday, June 21, Charles Darwin University (CDU) is inviting the community to come and discover how some Alice Springs residents are using their spare time to get creative and DIY projects off the ground.


The CDU School of Trades is hosting an exhibition of student work in decorative metal and wood craft from the Semester 1 hobby and Vocational Education in Schools classes.


Lecturer in decorative metalwork, Mark Gooley said: “These pieces are functional as well as having artistic appeal and really reflect the ideas of the students who created them.”


Examples of work produced by students include furniture incorporating decorative metal and wood designs, candelabras, fire tools and decorative metal screens and involve skills such as forging, twisting, scrolling and wood turning.


The exhibition, to be held in the construction workshop, is open to the public from 6pm, Wednesday 21 June, and light refreshments will be provided.


“It’s a great opportunity for friends and family of the students to see their handiwork, and for anyone interested in attending night classes in Semester 2 to come and see what it’s possible to achieve,” said construction lecturer Pat Organ.


For further information about the decorative wood and metal work exhibition or Semester 2 courses, please contact Jane Molloy on 8959 5403.