STOKED // Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration Graduate Show 2017

Entry is Free

Art Exhibition previously on at Off the Kerb Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 09 November 2017 to Thursday 23 November 2017
Launch Friday 10 November 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

STOKED // Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration Graduate Show 2017 image

Published by Off the Kerb Gallery on Thursday 02 November 2017.
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Chloe Ashford
Shannon Atkinson
Mitchell Collins
Victoria Constable
Estephania Corbelletta
Ben Crampton
Djenne French
Juan Esteban Gomez
Kyles Honeyman
Darus Noel Howard
Daniel Kamateros
Shandika Mileva
Eamon O’Donnell
Hannah Powell
Camilo Rodriguez

As Melbourne Polytechnic illustration graduates leave their familiar Fairfield surrounds we may wonder where they are headed. Illustrators now are presented with a myriad of opportunities to apply their ideas and craft, a far cry from distant years when illustration found traction as a visual accompaniment to literature. 2017 graduates will likely find themselves creating images to be exhibited in galleries, applying visual concepts to urban settings carrying messages of social importance, engaging with moving pictures and disseminating their creativity across emerging media.

It is timely to note however, the extra dimension alluded to some years ago by the acclaimed designer Tibor Kalman, who remarked in a 1999 Graphis interview, ‘What matters is the content of your message, and how it impacts upon the world’. An illustrator with a strong personal vision can invent, comment, tell stories and affect people’s lives, and all the while keep an eye out for that elusive commission; the enduring book containing pictures.

The exhibition STOKED showcases the craft and personal aesthetic of this graduate class, a talent nurtured by a passionate group of lecturers, and sustained by a committed support and administrative staff. We all congratulate our departing illustrators and wish them well.


Off the Kerb
Gallery & Studios
66B Johnston Street
Collingwood 3066
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