Stunning student art and design on show at ANU

Stunning student art and design on show at ANU

An exhibition of stunning art and design from over 100 graduating students from The Australian National University is on display today. 

The exhibition features work from students from the  School of Art and Design (SOA&D).

Head of SOA&D, Professor Denise Ferris said the presence of technology in this year’s works is striking.

The works show students’ deep engagement with traditional visual arts and craft techniques, while engaging with cutting-edge technology, such as ceramic 3D printers and virtual reality technology.

Some highlights include the work of Saskia Morris which combines sound technology with moving images of a nuclear mushroom cloud ballooning across several mobile phones.

Henriette Farrelly-Barnett combines the familiar classic form of blue-and-white Chinese porcelain with a fish motif – a comment on the recent mass fish kills in the Murray Darling.

Hannah Hooge, has combined her double degree in science and visual art with a series of screen-printed skulls entitled “Locomotion”. The visual pieces provides people with a clear view on how the human skeleton moves and works.     

Sadhana Peterson, completing a Masters of Visual Arts has produced a set of clay figures reaching for one another called: “Closeness.”

Masters of Digitial Arts student, Yuri Li’s digital ink jet prints of a cut pomegranate reflected in mirrored glass are a picture of lyrical simplicity.


WHO: Professor Denise Ferris, Head of ANU School of Art and Design and select graduating students   

WHAT:  SOA&D graduating students exhibition. 

WHERE: School of Art and Design Gallery, Ellery Crescent, Acton, ANU, 2601

WHEN: Friday 22 November to 1 December 2019

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