Designed by architect Roberta Rees and set amid tranquil landscaped gardens, the gallery provides an important showcase for the work of young and emerging artists and touring exhibitions. The entrance to the purpose-built structure is flanked by torii, the distinctive wooden gateways that mark the entrance to Shinto shrines in Japan.
The Switchback hosts about ten exhibitions each year, featuring work from students as well as regional, metropolitan and international artists. The broad-ranging program includes contemporary work from all disciplines and is designed to encourage free-ranging discussion and debate between students, staff and the community.
FLYING emerged from a 2013 residency at the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design by Navajo artist Professor Melanie Yazzie from Colorado University. A collaborative print exchange was organised to bring together American and Australian printmakers, both indigenous and non-indigenous, and to exhibit the results at both universities.
2 April - 1 May 2014
Location and opening hours
Gippsland Centre for Art and Design
Federation University Australia
Churchill VIC 3842
Phone: +61 3 5122 6261
Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
Closed on public holidays