Addin Sugarda

Mary Oliphant Prize. Seventh Gallery Award. BESTOWED: EXPLORING TRAUMA AS A FORM OF INHERITANCE THROUGH CERAMIC SCULPTURES AND RITUALISED PERFORMANCE  Reimagining heirlooms from the artist’s Javanese heritage to create ceramic sculptural work, Bestowed challenges the persistence of filial piety in

Alex Kynaston

Recipient of the The ADFAS (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society), Yarra Branch Award _________________________________ ISOLATED FACES metaphorically explores anxieties of isolation and belonging. This project is a self-reflexive study that utilises non-traditional portraiture by shadowing the faces of loved ones to

Anna Kennedy

BODY VERTICAL My video installation uses advanced editing, special effects and compositing techniques to interrogate patriarchally-skewed cinematic codes embedded in mainstream film. Crucially, it responds to feminist screen theory in seeking new ways to represent the material female body. By

Bo Pang

Bo Pang is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently using weaving, casting, engraving and other forms of handmade contemporary jewellery and installations to communicate with herself. In the process, she analyses and reflects on herself and brings the materials closer to her

Catherine Pickop

Recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and contribution to the program, Master of Fine Art. _________________________________ TOWARDS REPOSE An exploration of materiality and ephemerality through the use of organic matter and geometric patterns. This multidisciplinary research project frames

dylan marelić

Lowenstein Arts Management Prize. MACHINIC ECOLOGIES is a practice-led project exploring the interfaces between humans, technology and the environment through transmedia installation. The installation space stages a re-imagined landscape composed of screen-based works, 3D prints, robotic assemblages and generative sound. These

Essay – How can practice create an asexually and aromantically queer space in an archive of allonormativity?

Essay by Alex Pretyman for Contextualising Practice Introduction  Within western archives, be that art-historical, social, queer, other archives, there is a distinct – or to many, not-so-distinct – absence of the asexual and aromantic. Asexuality can be defined as experiencing

Gomathi Suresh

Recipient of the Lowenstein Arts Management Prize and the NAVA Ignition Prize. _________________________________   THE SECOND LANGUAGE Navigating Marginalised Ecologies Using a Multi-Disciplinary Practice. This multi-disciplinary project combines ceramic objects, paper, video, and the recorded voice to examine issues of ecological degradation

Jiajing Ouyang

NAVA Ignition Prize. 75% MORE FLAVOURFUL: Exploring Thing-power and Trauma through multidisciplinary practice. This Master’s project uses installation, text-based works and image prints to negotiate trauma, self-hatred and shame through accessing the aesthetic possibility of material agency. Through the techniques of collage and

Jiefei Chen

Recipient of the Sculpture Workshop Prize. _________________________________     ✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿ ╭(′▽`)╯╭(′▽`)╯╭(′▽`)╯╭(′▽`)╯╭(′▽`)╯╭(′▽`)╯     My name is Jiefei Chen. I was born in Sichuan Province, China, and moved to Adelaide, Australia, with my family when I was fifteen, and live in

Juqi Wang

SAFE ZONE SAFE ZONE—an exploration of psychological healing through a performative multimedia installation—explores my everyday emotional struggles, dreams, and memories during the years spent in Covid lockdown. By using a methodology of documenting and sharing, I aim to create an

Mairin Briody

Recipient of the Mary Oliphant Best MFA Tutorial Presentation Prize. _________________________________ THE RESONANCE OF A TANGLE engages with bodily agency and constraint through an interdisciplinary practice of painting. By employing material experimentation and improvisation, this project seeks to record an

Matilda Kate Mourant

Matilda Kate Mourant is a multi media artist with a focus in printmaking. Her work examines printmaking, using various types of copperplate etching. Past explorations have involved screen printing, monotype, cyanotype, and frottage, also experimenting with drawing, written word, collage, and painting. Matilda’s work examines grief, love, and belonging through the examination of landscapes that are significant personal sites, carrying and shaping memories and exploring grounded existence. She explores the interconnectedness of the subconscious and the conscious state through interaction with landscapes en plein air as well as the interpretation of memory.

Mirjana Savic

Recipient of the Tania Doropoulos Prize. _________________________________ ATTENTION ON PERIPHERAL MOVEMENTS Attending to materials and material determination.    Shifting, transforming, sliding. Contained and coming undone.    Un-restricting materials and re-contextualising the everyday through transformative processes.   Transforming material narratives. Taking the functionality of