30 November 2011
Art transforms Brunswick
If you visited RMIT University's Brunswick campus recently you would have discovered sculpture, installations and temporary art in all manner of unlikely places.
Clearly Protected by Michelle Donegan. Photo: Mark Morel
The artworks were part of Artland at RMIT, an exhibition featuring works from more than 60 RMIT students responding to different spaces around the campus.
The exhibition opened with drinks and a barbeque on the central lawn to celebrate the openings of Artland at RMIT and MoreArt, Moreland City Council's public art exhibition, which featured works in stations and unused spaces along the Upfield train line.
RMIT Link General Manager, Timothy Smith, awarded the winners of Artland, which were judged by Fiona Hillary, Public Art teacher; Karen Butler, Master of Public Art student; and First Site Gallery technician Andrei Davidoff.
Three artists each received a highly commended award and $100. They were Master of Arts (Fine Arts) student Michael Carolan, for his video work Halle-stinkin-Lujah, Bachelor of Arts (Ceramics) student Minyoung Williams, for her ceramic installation Becoming and Diploma of Textile Design and Development student Hilary Rossignulo, for her textile installation Found and Lost.
The runner-up award, and $200, was presented to Diploma of Visual Arts student Tricia Page for her installation Beneath the Surface. First prize of $500 went to Master of Arts (Fine Arts) student Beka Hannah for her beautiful and subtle installation Colonisation.
A number of RMIT students entered work in the MoreArt exhibition, including Cass Smith and Duncan Freedman with their performance piece See Saw outside Brunswick town hall on Sydney Road. Michael Carolan won $1,500 for Best Outdoor work for his piece Best Quote Plus Artist's Fee at the Brunswick silos.
Throughout the three-week exhibition, community groups and residents took the opportunity to walk through Brunswick campus and explore the artworks.
This marks the second year of the partnership between RMIT Link Arts and Culture's Artland and Moreland City Council's MoreArt exhibitions, further strengthening connections between RMIT Brunswick and its surrounding creative community.
Origenes by Cristina Palacios. Photo: Marc Morel
Melting by Lai Hoi Sai. Photo: Ceri Hann
Lines of Thought by Laine Hogarty. Photo: Marc Morel.