Bust - Bachelor of Visual Art & Design Graduate Exhibition

Published: Wednesday 14th December 2016

Image of Rebecca Wilbourne's artwork Hands III.

Rebecca Wilbourne, Hands III (2016) reduction lino print.

The Bachelor of Visual Art & Design Graduate Exhibition Bust opened at the Melbourne Gallery on 11 November.

It showcased an exciting and diverse body of works including installation, sculpture, casting, printmaking, painting, drawing, artist books and photography. The exhibition articulated concerns for the current contemporary condition through reference to the human condition, technology, the environment, and personal and mythological narratives.

The works within Bust demonstrate the way in which each artist has established their visual and conceptual language throughout the degree. Each graduate completes the course with industry connections, experience, upcoming exhibitions, employment and budding careers within Melbourne’s contemporary arts industry.

This year we were thrilled to launch the 2016 Associate Vice-Chancellor’s Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Prizes. We thank Associate Vice-Chancellor John Ballard for his ongoing support and commitment to promoting the BVAD course on the Melbourne Campus. The four prizes total $2,500. Three out of the four prizes can be presented to students studying any of the Visual Arts and Design units over both semesters in 2016. These students can be in the first, second or third year of their degree. To be eligible for the major prize of $1000, the student must to be enrolled in the BVAD degree and be a graduating student in 2016.

This year the Associate Vice-Chancellor’s award for: “Outstanding Graduate Student” went to Amynoel van Eymeren, “Outstanding Visual Art Student” went to Molly James, “Outstanding Design Student” went to Lauren Ferrier, “Outstanding Art Theory Student” went to Holly Sperrin and the National Association for the Visual Arts 2016 Ignition Prize for Professional Practice went to Rebecca Wilbourne
The BVAD staff would like to acknowledge the high quality, dedication and collegiality of the 2016 cohort, as evidenced by the catalogue and quality of work. Congratulations to all the students and we wish you all the success in your future careers.