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

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

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

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

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.

Raven Dawn

Sometimes, the classroom environment needs JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SPICE! and for creatives that divulge in more audacious aesthetics, navigating between common morale, responsibility, and free expression can be challenging. The ambiguity of censorship laws often looms behind many in the collective art

Sang Shen

The ADFAS (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society), Yarra Branch award. HARMONIOUS COSMOS explores lyrical narratives by combining Daoist philosophy with magic realist paintings. Drawing upon Daoist philosophy, my fundamental concept is embracing the flow of life and nature. I depict

Zo Damage

FLOW: Embodying aesthetic experience through process-based analogue photography This heuristic investigation uses process-based analogue photography to embody my aesthetic responses to life experiences. Informed by theoretical readings in cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and art, the research aims to harness the merging of