Hatched Artists Spread Their Wings

“Creativity takes courage” said Mr Henri Matisse. A sentiment echoed by art students Marcia Espinosa Chellew and Marina Kaillis, who have been selected for PICA’s upcoming Hatched exhibition.

Being accepted is no small feat, with only 35 artists selected from across Australia.

After a nail biting wait, Marcia and Marina were extremely honoured and humbled to be included in WA’s premier graduate art exhibition.


By Marina Kaillis
By Marina Kaillis

Year on year, Hatched is inundated with high calibre submissions.

Marcia was thrilled to make the final cut.

“I was extremely happy and very grateful. It is big honor to be selected to exhibit; it is also a great incentive to continue developing and believing in my work. Exhibiting at PICA will be amazing because many people will appreciate, interact and connect with the artwork”, she said.

For both Marcia and Marina art has been a long time passion, and one that they were not always able to pursue.

For Marcia, her art started many years ago, but had to be put on hiatus while she raised her three children.

While for Marina, work had got in the way.  She barely had time for a few casual classes before finally coming to Central.

“I was working full-time until 2011, and although I had taken a couple of art classes over the years, I hadn’t been able to devote the time to make art until I commenced the Visual Arts course in 2012”, she said.

For Marcia and Marina, art is a life long passion and being accepted into this prestigious showcase is a great opportunity to share their work and one more step in their courageous, creative journey.

Find information on Visual Art course at Central here.

Emerging artists hatch

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.

Marian Giles, artist
By Marian Giles

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’.

Hatched PICA artists
Photo by Alessandro Bianchetti from ‘Hatched, PICA’

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.

Photo by Alessandro Bianchetti from 'Hatched, PICA'
Photo by Alessandro Bianchetti from ‘Hatched, PICA’