As a Member you will have ACCESS to building relationships with:
- Five high potential 2nd year VCA Fine Arts Masters students. Throughout the year, you will come to know the students and their work well, observing them in a range of contexts. Selected by the Fine Art faculty following an application and interview process, the VCA ACCESS Masters students for 2018 are Moonis Ahmad, Piers Greville, Lorraine Heller-Nicholas, Janno McLaughlin, Arna Meldrum.
- Five prominent VCA Alumni Melbourne based artists. These artists will be matched with one of the students and will mentor them throughout the year, providing career advice around navigating the complexities of establishing a commercial career – the ‘how to’ of local and international dealers, galleries and art fairs. The opportunity will also be yours to engage with these artists, observing their work, behind the scenes. For 2018, participating mentor artists are Irene Hanenbergh, Rose Nolan, Sally Ross, Nick Selenitsch and Sally Smart.
- Five galleries that represent your mentor artists, which will invite you to private walkthroughs and talks throughout the year. Anna Schwartz Gallery, Murray White Room, Neon Parc, Sarah Scout Presents and Sutton Gallery will be participating in 2018.
In addition to developing relationships with students, artists and galleries, your membership will give you ACCESS into the VCA and its networks and partners (including the VCA’s own Margaret Lawrence Gallery, ACCA, Gertrude Contemporary and Heide MoMA as well as other VCA schools of Film & Television, Dance and Music).
In recognition of the increasing importance of Art Fairs in establishing commercial practice, we are excited to announce that we will be inviting the 2018 VCA Access students to the Auckland Art Fair in May where they will have the opportunity to exhibit. As a Member, you will be invited to join us on a program giving you behind the scenes experiences of this International Art Fair with a series of private events and viewings.
Every three months you will be issued with a calendar of the upcoming events that may include studio visits, gallery walks, private viewings, lectures, and performances. A show stopping, sit down dinner event for all participating Members, guests, students, artists and galleries will be held as a ticketed event to celebrate our 2018 program. Our Members section of the VCA Access website will also give you access throughout the year to articles and events.