NEXT GEN 2010 - VCE Art & Design
Saturday, January 23, 2010 -
Sunday, March 28, 2010,
09:00 AM -
- Date of Production
acrylic on canvas
See what the next generation of artists are doing at Next Gen
2010, the Art Gallery of Ballarat's annual showcase of 2009 VCE
student work from across Western Victoria.
The exhibition reflects and gives voice to the concerns of a
generation, providing a picture of what is important to young
people as expressed in images, clothing and other works of art.
Works in this year's Next Gen explore diverse themes, including
beauty, nature, social issues, advertising, personal histories and
The exhibition surveys work from the study areas of Art, Studio
Arts, Design and Technology, Media, and Visual Communication and
Design. Each study area looks at different aspects of the
creative process and produces distinctly different outcomes. From
Art that encourages students to explore ideas, techniques and
working methods as they communicate ideas through experimentation,
to Visual Communication and Design where students prepare a design
brief defining the needs of a client, then meet those needs through
a design process.
Awards for excellence are given to students in each of the study
areas. These awards are made possible by the ongoing generous
support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood
Development - Regional Office; Catholic Education Office, Ballarat
and the Lions Club of Ballarat. This year there is a new award
'Most Outstanding - Across all Media', provided by the Ballarat
Ladies Art Association. There are also encouragement awards
provided by local sponsors, including Creative Framing, Radmac and
Thornton Richards Camera House and a People's Choice Award.