Several years worth of hard work came to fruition for 16 Bachelor of Visual Arts students on 10 November, with the open of Eclosion, an exhibition of graduating works.
Hundreds turned out for the opening of what is deemed a very impressive showing of talented established and emerging local artists.
The exhibition was opened by Anna Malgorzewicz, director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, who said that she found the exhibition to be ‘a sophisticated, mature, provoking collection of creative output’.
Ms Malgorzewicz commented individually on all of the graduate works, and congratulated the students on their hard work and achievements.
Studio lecturer in visual arts, Tobias Richardson said, ‘Eclosion is a raw and energised mix of work just like the students that have created it. There are links and crossovers to be discovered. I congratulate all the students on their hard work and vision’.
Special mention was made of student Rosalind Dunn, who passed away earlier this year, with students dedicating the exhibition to her memory, as well as featuring a showcase of her works.
Awards were presented on the night to students who demonstrated excellence and commitment in their discipline:
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Prize – Priti Patel for Sacraments
Jackson’s Drawing Supplies Prize – Jodie Wilson for Tikkum olam (everday help to repair the world soul – Hebrew saying)
Don Whyte Framing Prize – Imbi Davidson for Motion and stillness
Mick Burns Prize (2) – Jodie Wilson for Tikkum olam (everyday help to repair the world soul – Hebrew saying), and Imbi Davidson for Motion and stillness
Faculty of Law, Business and Arts Bursary Prize – Glynis Lee for Into the in-between
Arts and Graphics Production Prize – Jean Martin for duality
Moulden Art Project Prize – Jane Hemsley for Objects for contemplation
Happy Yess Prize – Anna Constantini for Flip side
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Prize (3) - Imbi Davidson for Motion and stillness; Glynis Lee for Into the in-between; and Fiona Gavino for Inwardly outbound
24 Hours Art and DVAA Prize – Emma Long for Be seen and not heard: Don’t make me f***en hit you
The exhibition is open until Saturday 18 November in building 14, Casuarina Campus. All inquiries should be directed to Melissa Newbigging at the School of Creative Arts and Humanities on 8946 6013.
Artwork top to bottom:
Jarrod Lockley, Graffti delcares war on everything (Media: Mixed)
Jodie Wilson, Place and Country with undertones of red 3 (Media: Paint on board)
Fiona Gavino, Ambiguous Allegory of Identity (Media: Newsprint and tree blood)