The student-led multi-arts festival runs across three La Trobe campuses – Melbourne, Bendigo and Mildura – throughout October and November.
It showcases works from graduating students across a wide range of disciplines, including screen, theatre, visual arts and writing. Entry is free, and members of the public are welcome to attend.
In Mildura the festival presents an intriguing sculptural exhibition by Donna Williams titled “Sabbatical.” The exhibition is open from 10.00am to 2.00pm Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November, and from 12.00 to 8.00pm on Wednesday 13 November.
To celebrate the exhibition there is a closing event from 6.00pm on Wednesday 13 November at the La Trobe Mildura City Campus, with special guest speaker Federal Member for Mallee, Dr Anne Webster.
Visual Arts Lecturer at La Trobe, Dr Jane Polkinghorne, said the exhibition is a wonderful reflection of the creativity, passion and dedication graduating student Donna Williams has brought to her studies.
“Donna’s sculptural installation is a fantastic culmination of her visual arts degree. Her thought-provoking and emotive artwork creates a space for reflection with a series of intriguing cast objects.”
“The festival provides an opportunity for people to see what can be achieved as part of a creative arts degree – and the how students express complex ideas through art,” Dr Polkinghorne said.
Donna’s exhibition shows that contemporary creative practices are a rich and potent means to tackle the urgent challenges we face, giving us the material and conceptual tools to understand the world and imagine it otherwise.
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