More than 1800 people have attended RMIT's most successful ever alumni event at the NGV's blockbuster exhibition, Melbourne Now.
The sold-out event was a celebration of more than 120 artists in the exhibition who are alumni, current and former staff of RMIT.
The event was held exclusively for RMIT alumni and also included a panel discussion with alumni artists in the National Gallery of Victoria's Great Hall.
Artists Juan Ford, Jon Cattapan and fashion designer Susan Dimasi provided insights into their works for Melbourne Now as well as their time at RMIT.
Curator and RMIT alumnus Roger Leong said the exhibition was one of the most popular ever staged by the NGV.
"Melbourne Now is a celebration of the latest in art, design, architecture, fashion and dance produced in Melbourne," he said.
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, hosted the event.
"This is not only an opportunity to celebrate the alumni artists taking part in Melbourne Now, but to celebrate our alumni community - the connections alumni have with RMIT and this city," she said.
Professor Gardner said the number of RMIT alumni involved in the exhibition was a testament to the University's strong reputation for design.
"When the NGV selected the best contemporary artists and designers to represent Melbourne, a huge number of them were graduates of RMIT," she said.
"This speaks to RMIT's incredible strengths as a global university of technology and design, and of course the skill and reputation of our alumni."
Melbourne Now brings together more than 400 artists to celebrate the art and culture that has shaped the city of Melbourne. The exhibition runs until Sunday, 23 March.
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