Go Behind the Scenes at ECU’s Grad Exhibition

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Lan Yang (BDes 2023) puts the finishing touches on the installation of 點與 [ diǎn yǔ ].

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By Perrin Grauer

Posted on May 09, 2023 | Updated May 11, 2023, 2:00pm

2023's The Show is the largest graduating-student exhibition in years.

Students, staff and faculty have been working flat-out to prepare for The Show, Emily Carr’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of graduating art and design students.

This year marks the largest in-person exhibition since 2019. More than 350 students have works on display throughout two levels of campus and via the online gallery. Works in The Show span disciplines from industrial, interaction and communication design to film, animation, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Project Lead Cemre Demiralp has been collaborating with dozens of colleagues and students from across the university to ready the spectacle for its May 11 Opening Night celebration.

“The talent of our graduating students is matched by their dedication to creating an unforgettable exhibition. The result is quite dazzling,” says Cemre, who oversees the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship portfolio at ECU.

“Whether you’re an artist, designer or just curious, I highly encourage everyone to come check it out. I guarantee you’ll find something to spark your imagination.”

Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes preview of what you’ll experience when you join us to celebrate the extraordinary work of the Class of 2023. The Show opens at 6pm on May 11, and runs during regular building hours through May 25. Admission is free.

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Josie Taylor (BFA 2023) works on the plinths for The Ins and the Outs.

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Zi Yin (BDes 2023) set up the display for Chinese Traditional Herbology - YaO 藥.

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Rubino Dunic (BFA 2023) assembles Untitled.

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Maya Florey (BFA 2023) hangs Effigy.

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Yejin Eun (MDes 2023) works on a data visualization diagram as part of Phenology of LIfe.

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Audrey Boy (BFA 2023) begins a layout for Take Me to Eden.

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Yvonne Zhao (BDes 2023) with thing[s].

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Alyssa Lemus (BFA 2023) hangs An Overflow of Joy.

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Britt So (BFA 2023) begins installation of Can Coyotes Cultivate Carrots?

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Lena Balderas (BDes 2023) basks in the glow of Living Objects.

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Giulia Borba (MDes 2023) works on Mente Ambiente; dialogues within us, dialogues with us.

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James Keegan White (BFA 2023) finishes installation on Dismantling the Memory of Form.

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Melanie Camman (left, MDes 2023) demonstrates part of the process behind Sensory Sensemaking.

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Soey Lee (BFA 2023) installs Thumbnotes.

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Damarra Vogt (BFA 2023) perches on a ladder while hanging Let's Look Under My Bed.

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Zara Goldney (BDes 2023) arranges Road Notes.