Sensory Narratives

2016 Graduate Exhibition
3 - 22 December 2016

The 2016 Graduate Exhibition, Sensory Narratives, will present a significant body of outstanding work from 30 graduating Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] and Bachelor of Visual Art students,  the School's largest cohort to date. It will take over all three floors of the Teaching and Studio Building and Adelaide Central Gallery.

More than 330 works, ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media works, installation works, textiles, film, sound and photography, will combine to engage the senses. Some works invite touch; others incorporate smell; some are immersive and experiential; and others invite deep contemplation.

All works represent a cohort of exciting, engaged emerging artists who are curious about the world and equipped with skills to embark on careers as professional practising artists.

View the Exhibition Catalogue (5.5MB file)
View the Media Release

Opening Event:

Saturday 3 December, 2016 from 4pm – 6pm. All welcome. 
Opening speaker: Leesa Vlahos, MP
Special guest speaker: Rachel Kent, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art

Exhibition open:

5 - 22 December 2016
Mon – Fri 9 – 5pm, Sat 1 – 4pm

2016 Awards for Excellence

The 2016 Awards for Excellence were announced at the opening of Sensory Narratives by visiting guest judge, Rachel Kent, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

The Awards for Excellence are presented by Adelaide Central School of Art each year to selected students for outstanding academic achievement. In 2016 the School announced the Major Travel Award ($5000) and also the Port Art Supplies Encouragement Awards for continuing students (total value $1,500), in addition to the following:

  • James Martin Award for a high achieving Bachelor of Visual Art graduate
  • Tracey Whiting Award for a high achieving Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] graduate
  • Adelaide Central School of Art and Artlink Magazine Art History Award
  • NAVA Ignition Award for a high achieving student in Professional Practice
  • Board of Governors Award for Excellence

Exhibition sponsors:

banner image | detail: Janine Dello, Bittersweet, 2016, oil on linen, 50 x 70 cm. Photography by James Field