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Graduate Exhibitions

The annual UOW graduate exhibition draws together students from a range of disciplines and practices, reflecting a rich eclectic mix that gives an insight into the kaleidoscope of talent emerging from our Creative Arts courses.

Students in their final year of study in the Bachelor of Creative Arts – Visual Arts, Visual Arts and Design and Graphic Design, and Media Arts, as well as the Bachelor of Digital Media, and all contribute to the annual exhibition, not only making the work, but undertaking fundraising events, designing both the catalogue and the promotional collateral, putting the work together for the exhibition and organising the opening night events. 

For our graduating students, the occasion of their graduate exhibition is a significant occasion marking for many, their transition from the structured and resourced life of a student, to new adventures in the real world.

Exhibition archives

2019 Graduate Exhibition - Osmosis

Osmosis: the flow of live-giving water from across a semipermeable membrane. It is a poetic metaphor for learning in the creative arts and media, where knowledges, skills, ideas, and modes of experience flow in and out, enriching the minds of our students.

Osmosis also evokes the breadth and complexity of students’ creative vision and explorations across three degrees: Bachelor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Digital Media, and Bachelor of Communication and Media. Throughout their programs, our students develop their creative practices, connect with their peers, and grow their capacities to become future leaders in their fields.

This year, two exhibitions will showcase the results of such osmotic learning across multiple disciplines. The two events present the visual richness and emotional power of a broad spectrum of new works that reflect diverse approaches to materials, processes and technologies in the areas of Visual Arts, Visual Arts & Design, Graphic Design, and Media Arts.

The Visual Arts exhibits a multiplicity of creative, conceptual and material processes through textiles, sculpture, photography, painting, video and installation art. Graphic Design presents a wide variety of print-based and web-based projects that explore branding and communication. Media Arts stages an exciting range of explorations using media technologies to offer audience members new experiences of interactive, 3D and 4D environments. All works offer new voices and perspectives.

Osmosis is a significant occasion that marks our students’ transition from undergraduate studies to deploying their practical, conceptual, creative and technical abilities in the real world. The two events are the result of the commitment and effort of our graduating students and the staff that support them. The students have undertaken a range of fundraising activities including the very successful 2019 fundraising ART AUCTION, and sharing responsibilities for designing the website and promotional materials, to bring you Osmosis.

The School of the Arts, English and Media congratulates the students on their accomplishments to date, and anticipates their future achievements.

2018 Graduate Exhibition - EX18

Opening night: Friday 23 November, 6pm
Guest Speaker: Paul Ryan, Artist.

The title of this year’s graduate exhibition, EX18 refers to “Exhibition”, “Exit”, and “Excellence” evoking the breadth and complexity of our students’ creative vision and explorations across the Bachelor of Creative Arts in the Visual and Media Arts, Graphic Design, and the double major, Visual Arts and Design (VAD).

This exhibition of visual richness and emotional power highlights a broad spectrum of new works reflecting diverse approaches to materials, processes and technologies across different studios and disciplines. The Visual Arts & Design major will present interdisciplinary works that integrate a multiplicity of art and design forms, transcending disciplinary boundaries. The Visual Arts exhibits a multiplicity of creative, conceptual and material processes within textiles, sculpture, photographic, and painting studios. Graphic Design presents a wide variety of print and web-based projects that explore branding and visual communications. Media Arts stages a range of explorations using media technologies to offer audience members new experiences of interactive, 3D and 4D environments.

This showcase event is the result of the commitment and effort of our graduating students and the staff that support them. Showcasing the full scope of their abilities, and skills, the students have worked together across the three disciplines, not only to make the work, but to undertake a range of fundraising activities including the very successful 2018 fundraising Art Auction; sharing responsibilities for designing the website and promotional materials; and taking responsibility for catering and event management of the opening.

EX18 is representative of the strong commitment and intense focus needed to successfully complete degrees in the creative arts at UOW. In developing their individual practices and building relationships with their peers, these students grow their capacities to become future leaders in their fields. This graduate exhibition is a significant occasion marking the students’ transition from undergraduate studies to deploying their practical, conceptual, creative and technical abilities in the real world. 

The School of the Arts, English and Media congratulates the students on their accomplishments to date, and anticipates their future achievements. We hope that you will join us at this enriching and thought-provoking event!

Exhibition dates: 23 Nov – 8 Dec 2018
Location: Building 25, University of Wollongong

2017 Graduate Exhibition - Scope

Opening Night: Friday 24 November, 6pm 
Guest Speaker: Katie Dyer, Curator Contemporary, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), Sydney

The title of this year’s graduate exhibition, SCOPE, evokes the breadth and complexity of students’ creative vision and explorations across the Bachelor of Creative Arts in the Visual and Media Arts, Graphic Design, and the Visual Arts and Design (VAD) double major.

The SCOPE of visual richness and emotional power highlights a broad spectrum of new works that reflect diverse approaches to materials, processes and technologies across different studios and disciplines. For the first time in 2017, students in the Visual Arts & Design major are presenting interdisciplinary works that integrate multiplicity of art and design forms, transcending disciplinary boundaries. The Visual Arts exhibits a multiplicity of creative, conceptual and material processes within textiles, sculpture, photographic, and painting studios. Graphic Design presents a wide variety of print-based and web-based projects that explore branding and communication. Media Arts stages an exciting range of explorations using media technologies to offer audience members new experiences of interactive, 3D and 4D environments.

This showcase event is the result of the commitment and effort of our graduating students and the staff that support them. Showcasing the full scope of their abilities, and skills, the students have worked together across the three disciplines, not only to make the work, but to undertake a range of fundraising activities including the very successful 2017 fundraising Art Auction; sharing responsibilities for designing the website and promotional materials; and taking responsibility for catering and event management of the opening.

SCOPE
 is representative of the strong commitment and intense focus needed to successfully complete degrees in the creative arts at UOW. In developing their individual practices and building relationships with their peers, these students are grow their capacities to become future leaders in their fields. This graduate exhibition is a significant occasion marking the students’ transition from undergraduate studies to deploying their practical, conceptual, creative and technical abilities in the real world. 

The School of the Arts, English and Media congratulates the students on their accomplishments to date, and anticipates their future achievements. We hope that you will join us at this enriching and thought-provoking event!
 

Exhibition runs: 25 Nov – 9 Dec 2017
Location:
Building 25, University of Wollongong

2016 Graduate Exhibition - Out There

Opening Night: Friday 25 November, 6pm
Guest Speaker: Belinda Hanrahan, Director, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

The title of this year’s graduate exhibition is OUT THERE, which suggests several things. Firstly, these graduating students are putting their work ‘out there’ for you to experience. Secondly, artists are often understood as being a bit ‘out there’ - ahead of the curve as it were. And thirdly, from the student perspective, it’s also about getting ‘out there’ - leaving the ‘in here’ of student life and going out into the world.

Even the show is ‘out there’, because for the first time in 2016, the exhibition held at UOW’s Wollongong campus presents student works from the Bachelor of Creative Arts: both Visual Arts and Graphic Design, the Bachelor of Digital Media, and the Bachelor of Communication and Media. This exhibition is an important step for the graduating students; it celebrates their achievements to date, and announces their emergence from the institution and into the world of professional practice.

OUT THERE highlights a broad spectrum of new works that reflect diverse approaches to materials, processes and technologies in the areas of Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Media Arts. The Visual Arts exhibits a multiplicity of creative, conceptual and material processes within textiles, sculpture, photographic, and painting studios. Graphic Design presents a wide variety of print-based and web-based projects that explore branding and communication. Media Arts exhibit an exciting range of explorations using media technologies to offer audience members new experiences of interactive, 3D and 4D environments.

This showcase event is the result of the commitment and effort of our graduating students and the staff that support them. In order put their abilities, and skills ‘out there’, the students have worked together across the three disciplines, not only to make the work, but in undertaking a range of fundraising activities including the very successful 2016 fundraising auction, RARE, and sharing responsibilities for designing the website, catalogue and promotional materials; curating the works for exhibition; and organising the opening night event.

OUT THERE is emblematic of the strong commitment and intense focus needed to successfully complete degrees in the creative arts at UOW. In developing their own practices and building relationships with their peers, these students are grow their capacities to become future leaders in their fields. This graduate exhibition is a significant occasion marking the students’ transition from undergraduate studies to deploying their practical, conceptual, creative and technical abilities in the real world ‘out there’.

The School of the Arts, English and Media congratulates the students on their accomplishments to date, and anticipates their future achievements. We hope that you will join us at this enriching and thought-provoking event!

Exhibition runs: 26 Nov – 17 Dec 2016
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturdays: midday – 5pm

Free entry

Building 25, University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

2015 Graduate Exhibition - It's Here

2 Graduate exhibitions across 2 campuses:

  • Digital Media & Media Arts – in association with TAFE Illawarra. Opening Friday 20 November, 6pm 
  • Visual Arts & Graphic Design exhibition. Opening Friday 27 November, 6pm

The title of this year’s graduate exhibition is It’s Here. The graduating students have indeed made it to here, completing either their major, or their degree, and the works that they are exhibiting celebrate their achievements. It’s Here is their showcase event announcing their emergence from the institution and into the world of professional practice. 

It’s Here draws together students from a range of disciplines and practices, and the work reflects this rich mix, seeing them working with an eclectic range of materials, processes and technologies. The exhibition showcases examples of the innovative work coming out of the textiles, sculpture, photography and painting studios that also explore the relationships between media. Graduating students in Digital Media and Design have made interactives, constructed 3 and 4D environments, web-based works and apps, along with print projects that explore branding, identity and design. 

And on the topic of identity, It’s Here has been supported by a range of fundraising activities, branded under the umbrella title, It’s Coming, including the production of a limited edition print produced by students. Students have come together from the Bachelor of Creative Arts – Visual Arts and Graphic Design, and Media Arts, as well as the Bachelor of Digital Media, and all have contributed to this exhibition, not only making the work, but undertaking fundraising events, designing both the catalogue and the promotional collateral, putting the work together for the exhibition and preparing the opening night events. 

It’s Here represents the commitment and intense focus needed to successfully complete degrees in Creative Arts, Design and Digital Media, as well as the relationships developed between students working in a range of disciplines. It is these attributes, including self-reliance, an entrepreneurial spirit, intense curiosity and a capacity for hard work that we believe will equip them well in their future lives. 

For the graduating students, the occasion of their graduate exhibition is a significant occasion marking for many, their transition from the structured and resourced life of a student, to new adventures in the real world. It’s Here is a showcase that demonstrates the many skills they have developed, including practical, conceptual, creative and technical abilities. The School of the Arts, English and Media congratulates graduating students on their accomplishments to date, and anticipates future achievements. 

We hope that you enjoy experiencing the multi-faceted and enriching work of our graduating students!  

Digital Media and Media Arts

Exhibition runs: 21 Nov - 11 Dec
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Sat, 12pm – 5pm

Digital Media Centre, Mike Codd Building,
Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong 

Visual Arts and Graphic Design

Exhibition runs: 28 Nov - 18 Dec
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Sat, 12pm – 5pm  

Building 25 - Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong 

2014 Graduate Exhibition - Made It

2 Graduate exhibitions across 2 campuses

  • Digital Media & Media Arts, opening Tuesday 25 November, 6pm
  • Visual Arts & Graphic Design, opening Thursday 27 November, 6pm

This year’s graduate exhibition is called MADE IT. ‘Made it’ in that these graduating students have indeed made it through to the end of their degree, or their major; and ‘made it’ in the sense that each of these students has indeed made their own work for this exhibition.

And such things they have made. MADE IT encompasses the art and the craft if you will: from the hand-stitched to optic fibres, from analogue to digital, from painting, drawing, photography and print-making on the one hand to the world of objects, digital interactives, web-based works and apps on the other, to students working in graphic design and visual communications to those constructing 3 and 4D environments.

Students from the Bachelor of Creative Arts – Visual Arts and Graphic Design, Bachelor of Communications and Media, and Bachelor of Digital Media, which also includes students from Illawarra TAFE, have all contributed to this exhibition, not only making the work, but making the show including fundraising, designing the catalogue, developing the promotional collateral and installing the work supported by the school’s academic and technical staff. The work on show either represents major third year projects, or is chosen by the school’s team of artist/academics. 

For graduating students, the occasion of their graduate exhibition provides a significant occasion marking for many, the transition from the structured and resourced life of a student, to the new adventures waiting for them beyond the institution. MADE IT is a showcase that demonstrates the many skills they have developed: from the practical to the conceptual, from the creative to the technical. MADE IT celebrates graduating students achievements to date, and anticipates their success in the future. 

Digital Media and Media Arts

25 November - 1 December 2014
Opening: Tuesday 25 November, 6pm
Opening times: Monday  - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Digital Media Centre, Mike Codd Building
Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Visual Arts and Graphic Design

27 November - 11 December 2014
Opening: Thursday 27 November, 6pm

Opening times: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Building 25, University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

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