VCA Visual Art Graduate Study Information Evening
Future Student Event
Corner of Dodds Street and Grant Street, Southbank
Learn about VCA graduate programs in Visual Art, and decide if 2019 is your year to take on graduate study and dedicate time to your art practice.
From the Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, which is a part-time year-long program designed as an introduction to formal study in visual art, through to the Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Art, our graduate programs are designed for artists at all levels of practice experience.
At this event, you'll meet with course coordinators and VCA Visual Art staff – all practising artists in their own right – and current students. Find out how our courses may help you pursue the practice of a professional working artist and build your skills to critically engage in the debates of contemporary visual art. Learn about how the culture of the VCA fosters independently led studio practice, to help artists find and develop their individual artistic voice.
Speak to current students about their experience in the program, and how they manage balancing their life and study as a graduate student. You'll also have the opportunity to walk through the beautiful new redevelopment Stables, where our graduate students have their studios.
This event is an annual information evening, to help you decide whether VCA graduate study in visual art is for you, leading up to our application deadlines in September.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) (Honours)
- Graduate Certificate in Visual Art
- Master of Contemporary Art
- Master of Fine Art (Visual Art)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Visual Art.
Image: Master of Contemporary Art student Casey Jenkins. Photography: Giulia McGauran.
Dr Cate Consandine, Honours Coordinator
Dr Cate Consandine
University of Melbourne
Dr Cate Consandine works across a wide range of formal and discursive practices, including sculpture and spatial practice, video and performance. Her research interrogates the body in the Australian landscape, and its condition in relation to the physiological and psychoanalytic elaborations of space and its emotion.
Associate Professor Kate Daw, Head, VCA Art and Associate Director, Projects and Partnerships
Associate Professor Kate Daw
Head, VCA Art and Associate Director, Projects and Partnerships
University of Melbourne
Kate Daw is a Melbournebased artist who has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, since 1992. Her practice explores issues of authorship, narrative and creative process, and continually moves between the spheres of domesticity and the workplace, the everyday and the imagined. Her work engages personal memory, nostalgic recollection and feminised cultural experience and she spans these subjective and emotional registers through a range of media including painting, sculpture and text. Daw is interested in involving other people in her art practice, and has worked on collaborative projects with artists in India, Scotland and throughout Australia.Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Artbank.Daw has received many awards and grants, including the prestigious Samstag Scholarship. She has undertaken residencies at the Asialink studio in India, the Glasgow School of Art, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and IASKA, among others and in 2010 she undertook the inaugural Basil Sellers Fellowship with Stewart Russell at Melbourne’s MCG.In addition to her artistic practice, Daw is Associate Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts where she is also Head, VCA Art and Associate Director, Projects and Partnerships.
Dr Kate Just, Master of Contemporary Art and Graduate Certificate in Visual Art Course Coordinator
Dr Kate Just
Master of Contemporary Art and Graduate Certificate in Visual Art Course Coordinator
Victorian College of the Arts
Dr Kate Just is an Americanborn Australian visual artist. Since 2002, Just has created an expansive body of visual art work in a diversity of media including knitting, resin, clay, collage and photomedia. Just's works feature figures, large text sculptures, abstracted forms and collections of knitted skins, tools and armours. A focal point in her practice is the development of representations of the body and womanhood that embrace subjective, embodied and multifarious perspectives. The use of knitting across works casts craft as a highly engaging sculptural medium, a poetic or political tool. Recently, Just has produced a series of socially engaged projects and public works about urban community, female representation and violence against women.
Dr Simone Slee, Head of VCA Visual Art Graduate Research, Head of Sculpture and Spatial Practice
Dr Simone Slee
Head of VCA Visual Art Graduate Research, Head of Sculpture and Spatial Practice
Victorian College of the Arts
Simone Slee makes work that has its origins in sculpture. She produces installations, photographs, videos and sculptural objects that often engage the body and have a performance potential. Simone Slee makes work that has its origins in sculpture. She produces installations, photographs, videos and sculptural objects that often engage the body and have a performance potential. Simone has exhibited nationally and internationally in India and Germany. Most recently she completed an artist in residence at Berlin Glas e.V., Berlin, representing Australia in the Australia Now Germany 2017 DFAT celebration of culture and has had solo representations of her work at: Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) (2016), the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA (2015). Other recent solo exhibitions include: Hold UP, (2013), Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne and in 2012 she represented Sarah Scout with a solo exhibition, How long, at the India Art Fair, New Delhi, India.