Education and Arts

ACU Visual Arts and Design alumni at NotFair Art Fair exhibition

Daniel Moulds Daniel Moulds

The 2012 NotFair Primal Mutation exhibition parallels Melbourne’s Art Fair, one of the most anticipated art events on the calendar.

Daniel Moulds, who completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design at Australian Catholic University in 2011, is among the 36 emerging and un-discovered artists whose works are being exhibited at the manic Thousand Pound Bend alternative arts venue in Melbourne’s CBD.

Primal Mutation reflects the strange shifts and tendencies that curators Melissa Amore, Sam Leach and Ashley Crawford have discovered around the country. They scoured artists’ studios, graduate exhibitions and recommendations from other artists’ studios and curators nationwide to finalise a list of artists working across all creative mediums.

Curiositas Arte Factum, 2011, Ink on animal skin parchment, papyrus, linoleum, wood, found objectsCuriositas Arte Factum, 2011, Ink on animal skin parchment, papyrus, linoleum, wood, found objects

Stumbling across Strange Cargo (2011 ACU Graduate Exhibition), Andrew Crawford, independent curator, editor of Photofile magazine and freelance art critic based in Melbourne, was impressed by the high quality of students’ works.

“Daniel’s works Curiositas Arte Factum and Storyteller/Prophetic Tree Scene fit well into the context of the exhibition,” said Andrew Crawford. “His art reflects the manipulation of various mediums and transports us to his world.”

 Storyteller/Prophetic Tree Scene, 2011, Pigment on papyrus, 180x90cm Storyteller/Prophetic Tree Scene, 2011, Pigment on papyrus, 180x90cm

Interested in pursuing his career in the field of community arts, the course provided Daniel with the opportunity to explore different mediums, benefit from the expertise of staff and gain community work experience in various non for profit arts organisations.

The promising artist embraces media archaeology (looking at forgotten, obsolete or otherwise dead media). “Print-making is one of my favourite medium”, he says. “My work reflects my fascination of mythology, fairy tales and ancient prophecies.”

The works were exhibited from 1 - 5 August.