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TLC Graduate Exhibits in Milan

TLC Graduate Exhibits in Milan

Jennie Sherwin – a contemporary jeweller and graduate from The Learning Connexion – was one of just two New Zealanders whose worked was picked for the prestigious Artistar Jewels 2017 exhibition, which was held in the Palazzo Giureconsulti during Milan Fashion Week earlier this year.
TLC Creatives Picked for National Contemporary Art Award

TLC Creatives Picked for National Contemporary Art Award

A tutor and a graduate from The Learning Connexion (TLC) are amongst the finalists in this year’s National Contemporary Art Award (NCAA).
TLC Graduate Carves World-class Career

TLC Graduate Carves World-class Career

Digital effects artist, and former TLC art student (and staff member), Sarah de Schot, has reached the pinnacle of what would be any special effect artist’s dream – winning an Oscar. She was part of a team at visual effects company Double Negative, which won an Oscar and a Bafta award for their work on the Christopher Nolan sci-fi movie, Interstellar, in 2014.
TLC Takes Part in Upstream Art Trail

TLC Takes Part in Upstream Art Trail

Earlier this month Wellington’s sculpture scene was given a boost, thanks to the biennial Upstream Art Trail – a unique crowd-funded, four-day public art exhibition.
The Avalon Park Playground Project

The Avalon Park Playground Project

Three students from The Learning Connexion have worked together, juggling study commitments and dodgy weather, to document and produce a five minute video for the Hutt City Council that celebrates Avalon Park’s $3.7m upgrade.
TLC Graduate Captures A New Zealand Hero

TLC Graduate Captures A New Zealand Hero

It was entirely appropriate that TLC graduate student, Emily Woods, aspiring police officer, animal lover and artist, was the one to paint Gazza's portrait. The four-year-old police dog was killed in a Porirua shooting on 22 April 2016. Gazza was shot dead at the scene during an armed incident with an offender that drew armed police and a helicopter to the neighbourhood. It is believed that he blocked a gunshot meant for his handler Constable Josh Robertson.
Singaporean Teacher Experiences 8 weeks of Art at TLC

Singaporean Teacher Experiences 8 weeks of Art at TLC

Yam Choon Hian signed up to study art and creativity at The Learning Connexion as part of eight weeks professional development leave, from February to April, during New Zealand’s summer season.
TLC Star on the Rise

TLC Star on the Rise

When TLC graduate Jamie Mackman arrived at the awards night for the 2015 Cliftons Regional Art Prize, she wasn’t having a good day. She probably wouldn’t have attended had it not been for the fact that she was a Wellington regional finalist. But the night turned out to be much, much better than she expected.
TLC Goes Medieval With Latest Film Project

TLC Goes Medieval With Latest Film Project

The Learning Connexion (TLC) has a long history of supporting independent film projects, and its latest short film project - Judgment Tavern - involved TLC staff, students and graduates.
TLC Graduate Rox Flame at Top of His Game

TLC Graduate Rox Flame at Top of His Game

Learning Connexion graduate and Wellington-based developer Rox Flame has just won the top prize in the KiwiGameStarter awards for his interactive video game DynaBrick.
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