Particular differences separate these two forms of creativity.
In this Month’s (December 2020) Exhibition, Fine Art and Design intersect, but they are different fields.
Design, for me, needs to fulfil a function through art.
Design can solve a problem; it aims to satisfy the needs of the customer, solve practical problems and make the world more comfortable. An item should not just be beautiful but also practical. (Window 2 (McGregor Street))
Fine Art, on the other hand, is valued for its ability to make a statement, it must have a greater concept, a greater message than something beautiful. Fine art should make you think. The best Fine Art has meaning beyond just an image. Perhaps it will bring you to tears, make you laugh or remind you of something you have almost forgotten. Fine Art stands out in the crowd and dares to be different. Although Fine Art could be understandable, it may make you think in ways you never expected. (Window 1 (Richardson Street)).