Rich in innovation with fresh, vibrant designs, RMIT’s end-of-year exhibitions are back to showcase the best of Melbourne’s emerging artists, designers and media practitioners.
Known as one of the biggest highlights of the year for Australia’s top art and design university, the 2015 RMIT Art, Design and Media Exhibitions are back on the art scene, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience student and graduate work from conception to production across a variety of media.
With 35 free events spread over Melbourne until December and with more than 3,000 students and graduates from the schools of Art, Fashion and Textiles, Architecture and Design, and Media and Communication, this spectacular festival is bound to tickle the fancy of all seasoned art critics.
RMIT Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President, Professor Paul Gough, said the pool of talent that emerged every year continued to impress and contributed a dynamic edge to the Melbourne creative scene.
“These events aim to transform the students’ experience by enhancing and designing pathways that give our students an edge in industries that demand skilled, creative and enterprising practitioners.
“As members of Australia’s top arts and design university, RMIT graduates are recognised as industry leaders in the creative disciplines and these exhibitions are a reflection of our dedication to student and alumni creativity.”
RMIT offers a variety of art, design and media programs at vocational education, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels.
The end-of-year exhibitions is a time for students, teachers, friends and family to celebrate the graduate work as students transition into the global art and design industry.
The exhibitions also provide a platform for students to showcase their work and talents to prospective employers and industries, with many student gaining valuable connections and employment from these events.
This year, RMIT ranked 20th in the world for art and design, making it the top Australian university for the discipline.
The University’s fashion program was the only Australian institute to make the top 10 in the 2015 Business of Fashion’s (BoF) Global Fashion School Rankings.
Upcoming events not to miss include:
What: Architecture and Urban Design
When: Opening night Friday 13 November, 6pm to 10 pm, Exhibition from Saturday 17 November to Friday 20 November, 11am to 5pm
Where: RMIT Design Hub, City campus
When: Friday 13 November, 3pm to 7pm
Where: RMIT Building 11 Courtyard, City campus
What: Fashion Graduate Showcase Exhibition
When: From Thursday 19 November to Wednesday 25 November, 10am to 4pm
Where: Building 516, Brunswick campus
New events are constantly being added throughout November so be sure to check back in coming weeks for further listings.
Story: Chanel Bearder