Just when you thought the Creative Industries bar had been set, another graduation show comes along to raise it further. And not just raise it, but dip it in swiss chocolate, varnish it and cover it with Christmas lights.
The Visual Art and Craft and Jewellery Design graduation shows have completely transformed Central’s buildings at 12 Aberdeen Street into one mammoth gallery. Freshly painted white walls drawing all the focus to the creative displays spreading across several rooms.
Central Art Curator Judith Hugo noticed a shift in media this year.
“There has been a resurgence in ceramic work and an equal interest in textiles. There is not so much straight painting this time”, she said.
“There has been a lot of experimentation with organic materials eg. Sharleen King’s work which includes a botanical encyclopaedia that has been boiled with plant material between pages and her work ‘On the breeze’ which utilises filter coffeepapers.
“The jewellery work also reflects this trend with the use of unique plinths and mixing of the precious with the non-precious by placing the pieces on varied wooden blocks”, said Judith.
On the launch night, Central was fortunate to have a leading patron of the arts in Australia, Janet Holmes à Court, present to distribute the various prizes which are listed in full at the foot of the article.
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The Emerging Artist Award: Matthew Dickson
The Emerging Artist Award: Marian Giles
The Melody Smith Gallery Award: Angela Mingzhu Nie
City of Melville Sculpture Walk: Dagneris Alonzo Mosquera
City of Melville Sculpture Walk: Jonathan Holding
City of Melville Sculpture Walk: Karen Millar
Prize for Most Industry Ready Graduate: Sharleen King
2014 Nomination for Hatched: David Brophy
2014 Nomination for Hatched: Matthew Dickson
2014 Nomination for Hatched: Marian Giles
2014 Nomination for Hatched: Sylvia Shrewsbury
2014 Nomination for Hatched: Tanya Van Irsen
Shine Award: Audrey Chey
Shine Award: Alana Lindsay
Shine Award: Toyah Scott
Boffins Prize for Innovation: Liezl Watermeyer
Artlink Prize for Academic Excellence: Jude Willis
Central Institute of Technology AIR Prize: Max Newport
Award for Collegiality: Catriona Vernon
Visual Art Staff Award: Susan Howard
Visual Art Staff Award: Sairha Newsome-Saunders
Visual Art Staff Award: Abbi Todd
Visual Art Staff Award: Sam Wills
Australian Jewellery Supplies Award for Bench Commitment & Unwavering Focus: Elly Cernohorsky
Australian Jewellery Supplies Award for Bench Commitment & Unwavering Focus: Ruth Casey
Koro Fine Jewellery Award for Gemstone Setting Passion: Emily Cover
PW Beck Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit in Jewellery Design: Maryam Hamzavi Zarghani
PW Beck Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit in Jewellery Design: Carmen Cristancho
Seiver’s Australia Award for Academic and Design Excellence in the Art of Jewellery: Julie Holmes-Reid
Seiver’s Australia Award for Academic and Design Excellence in the Art of Jewellery: Blandine Halle
The Tuckshop Good Taste Award for Perseverance While Hungry at the Jewellery Bench: Petite Cherie Boylan-Knight