Education and Arts

Opening of ‘Static’ Graduate Show

The graduate exhibition ‘Static’ is the culmination of the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree for twenty students at ACU Melbourne campus.  An exhibition opening was held on Friday 9 November to congratulate the students on a memorable show which marks the 10 year anniversary of this degree.

The exhibition features a diverse range of mediums including painting, collage, sculpture, video, drawing, installation, screen printing, photography, performance and Graphic Design.

At the opening address, Head of School of Arts and Sciences (Vic) Dr Barbara Rugendyke said: “Static is a professional exhibition that showcases the scope of the students’ studio led research interests.”

The exhibition catalogue has been designed as ‘Final Postcards’, with each postcard in the folder representing each student’s work.

Some of the themes in the show include environmental sustainability, the human condition, sexual identity, consumerism, social media, artistic process and the ephemeral.

Four prizes were awarded on the night and are listed below:

  • ACU Acquisitive Award for Outstanding Visual Arts Graduate 2012 – Debbie Yarak
  • ACU Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Outstanding Achievement in Design – Maggie Hang
  • ACU Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Special Distinction Award – Emme Orbach
  • ACU Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Visual Culture and Social Justice Award – Tram Le

The curatorial team of Dr Catherine Bell, Elvis Richardson and Christine Small and all staff from the Visual Arts area received special thanks from the students.

“The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design student experience is characterised by the discovery of their individual artistic voice” – words from Katherine Goodwin.

The exhibition runs until November 18 in Brunswick Art Gallery.