Pictures For Thinking 2021 Mentor, Benjamin Armstrong, who’s latest exhibition at Tolarno, Pictures for Thinking, has a wide breath of subjects: light, body, history, time, and measurement. Combinations of these subjects are used to elicit insights or to raise questions. In Bones III (pictured above) penetrating light becomes the source illuminating the shared structures of our varied bodies. […]
2022 Mentor, Sean Meilak, will be presenting an installation of Sculptural work as part of Beyond, the curated section of the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair 17/2/22-20/2/22. Image: Sean Meilak, ‘Into the night’
Our first member event for 2021 was a huge success! Being a Member of VCA Access means supporting incredible emerging Aussie art talent, as well as getting to meet them – and their mentors like Ben – in person to learn about their work and inspiration! A huge thank you to Benjamin Armstrong, Senior printer Martin King […]
Members took part in an insightful conversation with Zoë Croggon, led by Daine Singer at her exhibition Pale Horse, Pale Rider last week. Zoë shared thoughts about her inspiration for the work, a book she discovered during lockdown last year set during the 1918 influenza pandemic. We discussed where she sources material for her work, the influence […]
Dane Lovett’s fifth solo exhibition with STATION, Dirty Lily, continues his fascination with the romantic tropes of flowers and pop music. Inspired by a recent Asialink residency in Jinxi, China, Lovett has painted a series featuring lotus flowers (or waterlilies). In these works, Lovett follows a long tradition of Chinese paintings of lotus flowers, which goes […]
We are excited to launch our ‘Art in Isolation’ series where we will be sharing iso insights from our 2020 VCA Access Students, artist Mentors and Galleries.Leading with student Spencer Harrison who explores themes of disjuncture & disruption, chaos in process and hazards.Be sure to watch to the end to see some of the reactive […]
Watch Melanie talk about how she has had to adapt her surroundings at home to accommodate her art practice, how she stays connected with her peers and university lecturers and how her work has shifted in this period.
VCA Access welcomes you to the exhibition Praxis 5 and is delighted to showcase the talent of these five Australian artists – Holly Block, Jesse Bowling, Farnaz Dadfar, Lucia Rossi and Katie Stackhouse. As a philanthropic initiative of the Victorian College of the Arts within The University of Melbourne, we support the next wave of […]