I haven't been in a few years but I recently got along to the current exhibition and it was well worth it. I love seeing student work because it is so fresh, vibrant and always impressive. I also think it's an awesome concept to show student work in Victoria's most prestigious gallery. These students have worked incredibly hard and produced very finished, well-considered, interesting work and it is only right they should be honoured with a public showing. And what a thrill it would be as a student to see your work hung professionally and seen by thousands.
I loved the exhibition this year. Every piece showed so much skill already. (Occasionally I do have those moments: a 17-year old did that? I might as well give up now!) My pick of the show was Bronte Berenger's work - I love her use of white space and her ballpoint pen skills are first class. Yes, ballpoint pen! This is quite a large work so it's worth seeing in person.
|Bronte Berenger - I promise never to get paint on my glasses again at NGV|
If you're in Melbourne I highly recommend you get along (and it's free!). But if you're not you can check out the exhibitors here.