Faculty of Education and Arts

Calendar of events 2014

Current exhibition

Bridie Lunney

22 October – 6 November 2014

Public opening Tuesday 21 October 5pm

Bridie Lunney is a contemporary artist of national significance who has been a resident at the prestigious Gertrude Studio Space and was selected for the influential 'Melbourne Now' exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2013. She has also been the recipient of several Australia Council grants. Her cross-disciplinary practice combines performative, craft and sculpture elements which pose questions about the relationship between our body, emotions and the physical world.

Having recently taught sculpture and contemporary practice to female teachers at Princess Nora University in Saudi Arabia, for her installation at Switchback Gallery, Lunney explores censorship and veiling of the body, history and the self. Using sculptural props to trace the idea of the obstacle allowing growth and form, The Disappearing Act suggests the allure of the unseen and unknown.

View Bridie Lunney interview at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uZRRIOrGuo

Image: Bridie Lunney, installation view,with performer Shelley Lasica, Melbourne Now NGV 2014 image credit: Timothy Herbert

Previous events


An exhibition of prints exploring the theme of the body by 23 contemporary Australian artists.
4 June - 31 July 2014

The 2014 Autumn Salon

The 2014 Autumn Salon showcases works by the staff community at Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus.
7 – 29 May 2014

FLYING: a trans-national cross-cultural print exchange

A collaborative print exchange bringing together American and Australian printmakers, both indigenous and non-indigenous.
2 April – 1 May 2014 

Tilting at Windmills 

Gippsland photographer Neale Stratford creates intriguing (and often creepy) tableaux using poseable dolls, which he then photographs using high-end cinematography approaches.
5 – 20 March 2014 

Artists' Profiles – a Visual Perspective: works by the Mainstreet Group

The Mainstreet artists at Moe Life Skills have produced their inimitable brand of imagery for an exhibition at the Switchback Gallery, Federation University Australia's Gippsland Campus.
5 – 27 February 2014

2013 Third Year and Honours Student's Exhibition

A collection of works from third year and honours students at the Gippsland campus.
6 – 30 January 2014