2019 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

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November is always a busy month with the Graphic Design Graduate Shows across Aotearoa. Come along to discover local talent, see what this generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help welcome these graduates to our professional community. (Check back! This post will be updated as more Grad Show listings come in)…

RNDR19 Faculty of Architecture and Design End of Year Exhibition

Opening 1st November 5:30pm
2nd – 15th November 10am-4pm

The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011


Visual Communication AUT South

Opening night – Tuesday 5th November, 6pm – 8pm

Open daily 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 6th to Thursday 7th November

MH 640 Great South Road, Manukau


Horizon Exhibition

Communication Design AUT

Opening Night 6th November 6:30-9:30, 7-10th November from 10am-4pm
AUT School or Art & Design WE Building, Level 5




Media Design School
Graduate Show 2019

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm Open to Public

5:30pm – 9:00pm Opening Night

Venue: Aotea Centre (Hunua & Waitakere Rooms)

50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland 1010

This event will showcase a diverse collection of creative work from across our degree programmes including Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Motion Design, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Game Art and Game Programming. This exhibition is open to the public before transitioning into an opening night so come along to experience our students design work, play some games and watch a short film or two.

Otago Polytechnic Design Graduate Showcase

Treat your senses at this vibrant Design showcase, featuring surprising, clever and insightful objects and creations from Communication Design, Fashion Design, and Product Design.

21 – 24 November
The Hub, Forth Street
OPENING: Thursday 21 November, 5.30pm

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/427585011487156/
Event Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debrief_19/


21 November 2019
Location- Unitec Building 1, 139 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand


Year 4 Graphic Design: For the record
Dates: Friday 22nd of November. 5.30–7.30pm
Location: Graphics Studio, Level 3, 24 Balfour Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052


Year 3 Graphic Design: Yep
Dates: Friday 22nd of November. 5.30–7.30pm
Location: Old Fashion Studio, Level 3, 24 Balfour Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052



Explore Wintec School of Media Arts transform from workroom to gallery as Contemporary Art and Design students exhibit their creative showcase. Open to the public, with opportunities to purchase artworks, come view a variety of student work from paintings and sculpture to interior and graphic design portfolios.

Opening Night Thursday 28 November, from 5pm
Friday 29 November – Monday 2 December, between 10am-3pm


  • Contemporary Art
    X Block, Alexandra Street, Wintec Hamilton city campus
  • Postgraduate Group Show Contemporary Art
    Ramp Gallery, Collingwood Street, Wintec Hamilton city campus
  • Interior Design and Graphic Design
    R Block, Collingwood Street, Wintec Hamilton city campus
  • Photography
    P Block, Collingwood Street, Wintec Hamilton city campus


A combined diploma exhibition
– Creative Digital Design (level 6)
– Web and UX Design (level 6)
– 3D Production (level 6)

Yoobee Colleges | School of Design
Level 4 | 3 City Road, Auckland
11th December 2019
Opening 5:30pm



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