Art Takes Over Aberdeen

Jewellery and Visual Art have taken over 12 Aberdeen Street, as Central shows off the abundance of talent found among this year’s graduates.

The Creative Industries Graduations Shows continue to out do themselves with all areas from Interior Design to Animation and Games continuously raising the bar.

It’s fitting then, that the final and biggest Creative Arts Graduate Exhibition was left to last, transforming 12 Aberdeen into one enormous gallery.

Amongst the gallery’s white walls and corridors you will find works across a variety of media including sculpture, painting and mixed media, interrogating subject matter just as vast and varied.

The exhibition runs until 13 December and proves why Central is one of the leading Art colleges not only in WA, but the whole of Australia.

And don’t forget with many items for sale, you may even find the perfect Christmas gift, so come down and discover the best of Central.

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’