Image: (left) Murray Maud Me3. 2013. Photomedia on wood, 42 x 20 x 30 cm. Image (right): Chantel Henderson, Untitled - Victim blaming series. 2013 Archival pigment ink on paper


Wed 13 Nov 2013 - Thu 30 Jan 2014

Completing bachelors and honours students from the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD).

This exhibition displays selected work by students from GCAD’s honours and bachelor visual and media arts programs. The work is characterised by cross-disciplinarity, improvisation, conceptual rigour and a dedication to material practice.

GCAD was first established in 1971 as the Gippsland School of Art at the then Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education. The school became known for its collaborative and cross-disciplinary practice. When GIAE merged with Monash, Gippsland provided many of the founding departmental heads for Monash’s new Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty adopted GCAD’s thriving research masters and PhD programs.

The Centre offers programs at bachelors, honours, masters and PhD level and its unique distance postgraduate programs reach out to artists across Australia and internationally. Innovative teaching methods include team teaching, the Koorie Cohort of Indigenous researchers, mentor group teaching, a core unit in Australian indigenous art and design and distance postgraduate courses.

GCAD combines a strong sense of community with rigorous standards of scholarship and discourse - students at GCAD learn to take risks, research ambitiously, collaborate and be accountable for their ideas.