A tale of two Zoes

Zoe Bilston and Zoe Heacock are the visual designers behind this year’s ANU 2018 Giving Day which is raising funds for scholarships for rural and regional students. They are also second year Design students at the ANU School of Art and Design.
27 September 2018

"Give students more than a degree" is the theme for this year's Giving Day, and both Zoes believe that this is exactly what they're getting at ANU.

"There is a sense of camaraderie which provides a fantastic base for making meaningful relationships beyond my studies", says Zoe B.

"I've met amazing people from all over Australia and the world, while getting involved with things like social sport and attending some great events", says Zoe H.


Aside from her university work, Zoe B is involved with building her online presence through Instagram with her account @ze_draws.

She was also involved in season three of Shirty Science, a program that brings artists and scientists together to develop shirt designs that represent their research.

“It was a really great opportunity to collaborate with researchers and it was great to see our design on a t-shirt. We even had a mini exhibition at the Doughnut Department as part of National Science Week!”

Zoe H has spent some of her time outside of university on a project called Artie.

“It’s a collective of student artists from around Australia. Our goal is to provide a platform for young, up-and-coming artists to display and document their work and process as it evolves. We’re on Instagram @artie_artists and are in the process of developing an online store.”

A study highlight so far for Zoe B has been visiting the Collection Study Room at the National Gallery of Australia.

“Seeing prints by Roy Lichtenstein which haven’t been on display in the gallery was an invaluable experience as Lichtenstein is one of my favourite artists of all time. Without attending ANU and benefitting from the great relationship that it has with such an incredible institution, I would not have been able to visit the collection.”

For Zoe H, a highlight includes being part of a new and small degree at ANU.

“All of my design classes have revolved around open discussions and helping each other. There is a very unique culture of students supporting one another and I don’t think I would get the same experience elsewhere.”

Check out below the beautiful design work of the two Zoes for Giving Day.

Find out more about ANU Giving Day, Wednesday 3 October, and donate to help give students more than a degree.

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