NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Rhyanna gained an Associate Degree in Fashion and Costume from LCI Melbourne before coming to study properties and objects at NIDA. During the time she was completing her Associate Degree she also completed two short courses in blacksmithing. This led to an opportunity to work in America at one of the summer camps in Vermont as a blacksmithing counsellor. This is a discipline she would like to further explore.
Whilst at NIDA Rhyanna has shown that she is a versatile worker who is able to meet all deadlines when under pressure and has demonstrated that she is a quick and adaptive learner. Rhyanna’s time at NIDA has given her the opportunity to experience working in clay sculpture, this has triggered to her love of working with clay and creature sculpting. She further explored this field in her Masterwork.
Rhyanna is someone who enjoys a challenge and looks forward to new and exciting experiences. She is reliable and takes on responsibilities easily. Rhyanna works very well as an individual and as a productive positive team member. Rhyanna has also proven to be a positive role model for junior students and displays good leadership skills.