VCA ART 2020


Melissa Keys
Ghosting notes

Elusive, muted and indeterminant, ghost notes in music have rhythm but no pitch—they suggest silence without being silent. View Tour →

Pavel Pyś

This tour takes as its thread the events of 2020, one of the most tumultuous years of the recent past. The works gathered here explore some of the most pressing concerns we face today. View Tour →

Professor Natalie King OAM
When the world as we know it falls apart, what then?

After a year of turmoil and uncertainty, VCA graduates offer tender worlds and intimate interiorities. Isolation and seclusion have induced altered states and imaginings as artists turn inwards towards injustices, rage and resistance. View Tour →

Annika Kristensen
A show of hands

Art is made with the hands… they are the instrument of creation, but before that, the organ of knowledge – Henri Focillon, In Praise of Hands, 1948 View Tour →

Geraldine Barlow
Spun trails

Trash relics grow into history
The movement of many
The palace at 4am, erupts with energy
Quiet inside, echoes View Tour →

Laura Castagnini

Desire filtered through technology, uncomfortable conversations about race, creative ways to navigate intimacy and loneliness. View Tour →

Dr Simon Maidment
States of tension, the timeless and the everyday

Overwhelming, compromising, destabilizing, isolating. The conditions surrounding this crucial year for all of these graduating students could not have been more at odds with the verve, tenacity, innovation and individuation that leaps from their works. View Tour →

Amrita Hepi

The selected works felt distinct to me as there was a mix between form, risk, an attention to detail and a mischievousness (that last thing feels urgent in making art at the moment. Congratulations to all. View Tour →

Jennifer Higgie
The Mind's Eye

Robust manifestations of myriad imaginations, of artists moving through the world and interpreting it. View Tour →

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the people of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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