My girlfriend fell sick and cancelled on lunch last minute on Saturday, so I decided to head to the Ian Potter museum at Federation Square to check out the VCE Top Arts exhibition.
The exhibition features 57 young artists who have completed Art and Studio Arts for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) at both metropolitan and regional schools (equivalent to GCE 'A' Levels). It includes a diversity of artforms like drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and screen-based works.
I had already seen some of the artwork online, but seeing them in person was absolutely amazing!
Here are some of my favourites-
A definite highlight was when Tait Sengstock came to speak about "William", his massive artwork that measured over 3m by 2m. He stitched together 78 scanned A3 pages of fine-liner illustrations which took him over 1000 hours of hand-drawing. Talk about dedication!
There's nothing better (and more inspiring) than a quiet afternoon alone in an art museum and a cup of coffee after. :)
The exhibition runs until 14 June 2010 so be sure to check it out if you are in Melbourne!