Creativity has always been a passion for Ite Mauga, so choosing to study visual arts at RMIT was an easy decision.
Perfecting my creative process has given me the ability to create my own opportunities and pathways within the industry.
I have always believed that the strongest gift I possess is my creative ability. I’m inspired by different points of view and I’m constantly looking out for perspectives that are unspoken for. I have always believed that all aspects of life have an art to them.
My personal style is best described as ‘rich in poverty’. My process is to ponder everyday things, sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks, sometimes for years. I experience conversations, encounters, love and loss, deception, internal and external conflict, fear, environment, ignorance, and a lot of other things that go unresolved, whether emotional or physical.
I use these experiences to try and figure out why we do the things we do in the world and reflect on these ideas long enough to decide what mediums to use or how I want the end result to look.
I have discovered that sometimes passion doesn’t have a preference over medium. Passion needs to be let out and RMIT has enabled me to explore and develop that passion through art.
Studying the Diploma of Visual Arts at RMIT was an easy decision for me. After researching the program, I didn’t feel like I needed to look at any other options and launched straight into enrolling. I haven’t looked back since.
My experience at RMIT has been fantastic. All my classes have been enjoyable and have given me the ability to explore new and different techniques and mediums as well as gain research skills.
The teachers encouraged me to embrace how I think, work and live by helping me develop my ability to see and to create.
Creativity plays such an important role in society that I hope to continue my art education and further my studies. Art is reflected in most aspects of our community and as an artist I have the ability to illustrate concepts that nurture all things visual. I hope to one day have my own art exhibition as it would be a great privilege to have my work contribute to the world that we live in.