The art and design graduate students are exhibiting a creative and diverse array of artworks at Without Pier Gallery from October 14 – 21. On display will be work produced in Art, Studio Arts Drawing/ Photography and Visual Communication and Design. The college embraces a vibrant visual arts community with over 150 students opting to study art/design related folio subjects in Year 12. The exhibition will showcase the talents of over 50 students studying across a range of disciplines including oil painting, mixed media, watercolour, drawing, digital and analog photography, computer aided design and product design, illustration, ceramics and sculpture. Many exhibiting students will be hoping to gain entry into art and design courses at University and Tafe when they graduate, with the goal of becoming qualified industry designers or professional artists in the future. You can see more of the students work on our online gallery.
Without Pier is a commercial gallery who has supported the college by showcasing the senior students work annually for the last 16 years. They provide a fantastic opportunity for the students to have their work hung in a professional space. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 15 October at 6pm.
The diverse cultural environment of the Senior Campus Visual Arts community provides students with a nurturing and open space to express their ideas about the world and their place in it. Freedom of expression and openness to difference in our community allows students to be themselves and to be comfortable in who they are as young adults.
Here are a few pics of our creative students at work which I think show this celebration of individuality.
Year 11’s reviewing work at the Top Arts Exhibition
Discovery night pizza and drinks in the Drawing Studio
Once again we see an amazing array of artworks being created by the Year 11 and Year 12 Art students. Here are some cuts of work produced over the first semester for 2013. The students creativity and talent never ceases to amaze us over here at the art department. Keep up the great work guys!!!!
Last Wednesday the VET Visual Art students put on an impressive show in the theatre foyer gallery, displaying their 2-d projects as part of the VET music night. The work looked great, ranging in concepts exploring portraiture and identity to personal expressions on cultural issues. Students were influenced by research into an artist of their choice.
It was a rewarding experience having a gallery full of students, parents and teachers to experience the students creative endeavours. The work will be on display for another 2 weeks. Congratulations to all the students involved!
Yesterday the Year 12 Art and Studio Arts Drawing and Photography students visited the Top Arts Exhibition. Displayed at the NGV Studio, Federation Square, Top Arts is an annual event which showcases around 50 of the top artworks and folios from across the state. As part of our excursion we viewed the folios supporting the works exhibited as well as an informative lecture which gave us insightful information about the ideas and themes behind the artworks.
Viewing the folios
Tao Delves was one of 150 entries shortlisted out of around 3000 for her artwork ‘Stack’. Unfortunately she was not in the final selection of works to be displayed in the show but we are all very proud of her work.
As part of our day we also visited a range of exhibitions in the city. Gavin Brown’s show ‘Urban Scrawl’ at 45 Downstairs, Flinders Lane, was a highlight.