Congratulations to Sarah Liew, Luca Cadioli, Zoe Stuart and Scarlett Sillence, Year 12 Visual Arts students at QACI who were recent entrants in the Creative Generation Excellence awards in Visual Arts awards.
The excellence awards promote and recognise excellence in senior visual arts education throughout the state.
All four students won excellence awards at the Metropolitan Awards Night held at the Brisbane Institute of Art during the last week of Term 3. Their works will be displayed in a student Excellence awards exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Southbank in early 2019.
Details about their submitted works can be found here.
Consuming the Hunger
Consuming the Hunger conveys the progression of giving
into societal norms and living life through materialistic desires. Motifs of
body parts and money make reference to our consumerist society to convey the
relationship between the body and money. Additionally, by using a myriad of
blending modes, opacities and layers, I created bright colours and after-images
to confront the viewer. The scribbled and spiralling drawings represent the
energetic and chaotic nature of everyday life while exaggerating the dream-like
lens we put on our desires.
Video with Sound
Movens Mortem, a modern interpretation of traditional
memento mori and vanitas still life paintings, aims to reflect on the vanity of
worldly possessions. In doing so it considers our mortality and, like
traditional artworks of this style, intends to humble the viewer by reminding
them that they will die. This is conveyed symbolically with items of material
value which act as an
admonition of the futility of life and the certainty of
death, being submerged
in water to suggest a need to cleanse or purge one’s self
A Collective Subconscious
Acrylic on Canvas
The Japanese philosophy, The Untamed Mind, explores the
within us, prior to the human instinct that drives us to
the unordered. This painting is the result of my attempt to
an untamed memory. I filmed a day from my perspective,
randomly took screenshots of the video, narrowing the
into four stills. Through fluid continuous line drawings of
stills, I could un-tame the images and merge them into one.
layering of chaotic lines and vast colour palette reflect my experience of this
The Dust Returns To The Earth As It Was
Thread in fabric
Life and death are enigmatic, superior and often
however, this installation upends these preconceived
recognising the monotony of life and the naturalness of
death. By using
my own mother as the subject I address the universal
unifier; a mother, or
someone to lose, therefore evoking strong personal
feelings from the
audience. Through materiality and repetitious stitching I
was able to represent the eternal nature of death, which additionally
recognises the untangled and frayed edges of life to evoke feelings of
fragility. The unpredictable nature of the stitches reflects the chaos and
disorder of life and death.