Writing’s on the wall

Let it grow: Alix Rogerson and Kate Symmans add words to the Ramp Gallery wall.
Let it grow: Alix Rogerson and Kate Symmans add words to the Ramp Gallery wall. Photos: Shannon Rolfe

An art exhibition with a difference, Mind Map grows on the walls around you while you are there.

On at Wintec’s Ramp Gallery, it is a collaborative student project that started with the word “Hamilton”.

A mind map is a visual brainstorm that allows words and ideas to be connected to one another.

Alix Rogerson, a Wintec graduate who is transcribing it from paper to the gallery walls, thinks it gives a visual output of the way that people think.
“It shows the way people make connections with words.

Word up: First year visual art student Jazmin Bennett adds her words to be put up at the exhibition.
Word up: First year visual art student Jazmin Bennett adds her words to be put up at the exhibition. Photos: Shannon Rolfe

“I think it is always interesting when you do projects that are collaborative. You don’t see them that often, especially when they are this collaborative. You might see a couple of artists working together or something but not a huge body of students.”
Students are invited to go in and add to the map.
Jazmin Bennett, a first year visual art student, thinks the project is “really cool”.
“It is a good way to see how people’s minds work.”
There has been no formal opening of the exhibition, but a closing will take place when the walls are full.
Exhibition open: March 26 to April 5 (Monday to Friday 12-4pm)
Gallery event evening: Tuesday 3 April – 5-7pm.