‘Agni Salaru’ a sensory overload

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‘Agni Salaru,’ loosely translated as ’fiery images,’ is a collaborative exhibition organized by Raffles Institute of Higher Education to showcase the talents of the students from the Advanced Diploma in Interactive Media Design Department.

This exhibition showcases work ranging through animations, video, and technology driven, user based experiences. These audio visual experiments move beyond reality and takes place in a world where anything is possible. The exhibition sets the stage for the students within the Department of Interactive Media Design to demonstrate their skills through the guidance from their Program Course Coordinator Nathan Ober.

As part of Raffles Institute of Higher Education’s philosophy, it is essential to showcase work from emerging talent within the new campus in Colombo – allowing students to experience the reality of exhibiting their work to the public.

‘Agni Salaru’ invites the audience to immerse their senses within the artwork displayed. The viewer is a successive and integral component of the exhibit with each person contributing to and adding to the overall sensory experiences.

The gallery is currently opened for public viewing from till end of April 2012 weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Raffles Institute of Higher Education, 481, Galle Road, Colombo 3.

Raffles Education Corporation is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Since establishing its first design college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate 38 colleges of higher education in 35 cities across 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, & Sri Lanka.

The company is headquartered in Singapore and employs over 3,000 academic and administrative staff. There are more than 32,000 students enrolled in Raffles Education Corporation’s tertiary programmes who benefit from a quality education that provides graduates with a well-rounded hands-on design experience, relevant to the industry.

The group also owns the Oriental University City in Langfang, Hebei Province, China – a 3.31 million square meter self-contained campus. Within this campus, Oriental University City provides education services to 9 colleges with an additional student population of over 27,000.

Raffles Education Corporation is listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange with the market capitalization of over 1.55 billion Singaporean dollars. The company ranks as one of the Top 200 Asia-Pacific companies on the Forbes Asia’s “Best under a Billion” list for three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008.

As a public listed company in Singapore, Raffles Education Corporation has recently reported an 8.2 per cent increase in net profit to S$55.8 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2010. When students decide to study at Raffles, its financial strength is an additional assurance added to its reputation for producing award winning students.

Raffles is accredited to award its own degree and is approved by the Commonwealth Government of Australia (cricos-02761J) allowing its students to transfer within the Raffles network and to compare and compete successfully in the global economy.