The calibre of Central’s training in the arts is well illustrated once again by our strong showing in Hatched, the National Graduate Show exhibition running at PICA until 29 June.
Two Advanced Diploma in Visual Art students, David Brophy and Marian Giles, were invited to submit work for the annual exhibition which is a prestigious vehicle for emerging Australian artists.
Now entering its 23rd year, Hatched provides a unique opportunity for graduates to present their work alongside that of their peers from every state and territory in Australia.
Marian submitted 14 ceramic sculptures which explore human experience through both random and deliberate effects on the clay they are made from. They are taken from her collection entitled ‘Making the best of things’.
Fellow student David Brophy had a work split over two levels of the PICA building. ‘Presence in the absence of presence’ and ‘In all directions at once all the time’ make up an installation work that uses a blue tarpaulin and a ladder to explore the physical and psychological feeling of being inside the barrel of a wave.
David was delighted to be invited to feature in the exhibition, which features 34 artists from tertiary institutions across Australia.
“My understanding of art was admittedly quite naive when I enrolled for the Cert IV in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft at Central. Three years later I have completed my Advanced Diploma, gaining a broad perspective of the art world. I am also in the process of seeing my first public artwork commission realised”, said David.