Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition
Our 2022 exhibition featured 15 students from our Bachelor of Creative Arts, Visual Arts (honours), Bachelor of Creative Arts, Visual Arts, and Bachelor of Education (secondary education).
The artworks, based on independent projects, reflect a diversity of media from painting, drawing, spatial practice, and video installation.
In this exhibition, the students’ diverse conceptual concerns speak to pertinent contemporary political and social issues related to feminism, ecology, First Nations reclamation, urbanisation, consumerism, the military, technological dystopia, historical marginalisation and persecution, as well as various approaches to the construction of collective and personal memory.
La Trobe's Visual Arts programs combine hands-on practical studio-based experience with knowledge of theoretical and historical frameworks specific to contemporary art and visual culture. Focusing on both technical and conceptual development, students are immersed in our purpose-built facilities including our painting and drawing studios, digital lighting studio, photographic darkrooms, and sculpture and printmaking workshops.
In their undergraduate classes, students develop skills in a range of artistic mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, spatial practice, photography and printmaking. In third year, they consolidate their experience in the dynamic environment of the studio through the development of independently led semester-long projects that culminate in this exhibition.
During their Honours year, students undertake a year-long self-directed project, as well as two semesters of course work. They learn to conduct research in a practice-led environment and to develop complex conceptual frameworks.