Winner of the 2015 Emerging Artist Award.
"The RMIT Fine Artprogram has taught me to be able to critically analyse myself, questioning everything I do and to recognise and understand the conversation that is constantly evolving between art and society."
“I chose to study at RMIT because of the supportive environment I found was present right from the start at the Open Day. The lecturers were able to answer all my questions, which made me feel like they could support me and help me grow as person.
It is fantastic to share a studio space with amazing up and coming artists. Through my time at RMIT, I explored and questioned my diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD), my ever changing identity, our society, social behaviour, my behaviours and how they link to my art practice.
RMIT provided integration assistance through their Disability Liason Unit, and I am really thankful for the support and conversations I have had with the lecturers, when I fought with myself trying to understand the autistic and neuro-typical perspectives of life and its complex relationships.
My recent works have focused on tools of expression that I have realised, as I have both discovered and linked my art practice more closely to my identity, learning to live and showing people how to have fun with ASD. It has helped inform my creative direction, as my art practice has become a really good voice for my questions and ideas.”
Prue Stevenson was awarded First Prize at the Emerging Artist Award exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.