We are proud to announce the winners of our 2016 Art Prize, exhibited Thursday 15 September.

First Prize

Eloise Thompson
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
(Master of Nursing Science)

Onward Bound

"Good friends will support you to move onwards towards bigger and better things."

Second prize

Brent Greene
Melbourne School of Design
(PhD Landscape Architecture)

Loving, Enough

"Loving, Enough is an exploration of drawing method as well as the dynamics of a turbulent relationship. First, the composition, having been drawn digitally, allowed me to experiment with new ways of picture making and image distortion. Second, using anti-heroine POP culture character 'Deadly Nightshade' as inspiration, the drawing engages the darker side of some patriarchal relationships, such as domestic violence towards women."

Third prize

And winner of the Punter's Prize votes

Angela Iaria
Melbourne Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
(Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing)

Stories of Innocence

"The image reflects the girl's daydream world. The idea is to look at this altered-state of conscious first through the lens of a child, where she feels content in her natural landscape, and then that of an adult, where she no longer fits in with her landscape, confronted by the subjects around her."


Honourable mention:

Hannah Kunert
Faculty of Arts
(PhD Language and Linguistics)

Snowflake Dress

"I started making my own clothes when I became concerned about sweatshop production; and the environmental impact of disposing of 'one season' items. This is the first time I dyed the fabric too – I’m really pleased with the results."


Video: GSA Art Prize 2016

We hosted our inaugural Art Prize exhibition on Thursday 15 September, and couldn't be happier with the outpouring of work and the number of people who came to see it all.

Congratulations to the winners of the $2,000 prize money, and to everyone who contributed their work. Every piece made a huge difference.

Maybe we'll see you again next time! 


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We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the Art Prize.

Email arts@gsa.unimelb.edu.au