The ANU School of Art 2015 Graduating Exhibition catalogue recounts this year’s impressive exhibition from our graduates. The exhibition presents the work of students completing awards in undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Digital Arts, Bachelor of Design Arts, and the Bachelor degrees with Honours. The exhibited work of these design, art and digital media students is the culmination of their art practice, and study in art history and art theory. This year our Bachelor of Art History and Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Curatorship) graduates are listed in the catalogue.
The studio disciplines - Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture, Textiles together with the school’s Art History and Art Theory programs offer deep and broad learning opportunities. Domestic and international field trips, environment studies, internships at major institutions, international student exchanges and artist residencies in schools contribute to a rich student experience. Our lively visitors program includes international and interstate artists and scholars amidst a dynamic exhibition program within the school’s gallery spaces.
Our thanks to academic staff and those staff supporting them - Technical Officers, and the school’s administrative team. Staff and undergraduate students appreciate the support and guidance of the school’s Undergraduate Convenor, Honours Convenors, and Craft and Design Convenor. The School of Art Gallery staff produces the exhibition and catalogue with grace and is assisted by a team of Gallery Technical Officers.
We extend our gratitude to our committed patrons in the Emerging Artists Support Scheme (EASS). EASS continues to give our graduates assistance and sponsorship at a time when support can be crucial. The ANU Foundation for the Visual Arts funds an entry-level scholarship for one student and assists the school to continue to invite visiting artists. This year the Foundation funded administrative assistance for managing the growing EASS portfolio. We appreciate the guidance of EASS coordinator Dr Waratah Lahy and her recent assistant Anja Loughhead.
The ANU School of Art staff congratulates these graduates on their achievements, and invites them to remain an active part of the ANU through our national and international Alumni networks. On behalf of all School of Art staff, I wish the 2015 graduates success in their future contributions to culture and society.
Head of School
ANU School of Art