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AC Arts’ next generation of emerging artists showcase their work

Oct 26, 2012

Some of South Australia’s most exciting emerging artists will share their creative talent with the public for the very first time in TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts’ graduate exhibition.

Entitled Flashpoint, the large-scale exhibition brings to life the culmination of hard work and creative endeavour that the thirty-six Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design graduates have invested into their degrees.

The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of art themes and styles including ceramics, jewellery, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking.

Final-year drawing major student Jelena Vujinovic said exhibitions such as Flashpoint gave the public a taste of the rare and valuable atmosphere and creative community that students at the college enjoy.

She said she will always treasure being immersed in the creative atmosphere at the Adelaide College of the Arts, as well as being taught by practicing visual artists.

“They motivate and educate and you come away with a stronger sense of discipline and work ethic, understanding and passion for art, not to mention technical knowledge and ability,” she said.

“Drawing as a discipline has allowed me to explore and grow in my practice immensely and I love its broad sense of possibility and option and what it enables me to create.”

While the exhibition marks the first time many of the graduates have presented their work to the public, Jelena has been lucky enough to be featured in the local art scene, where she plans to continue promoting her work.

With plans to complete an honours degree, Jelena hopes to incorporate visual art into her life in a prominent way, whether through teaching or creation.

“My personal development, my artistic practice and appreciation for visual art have all grown beyond belief,” she said.

“It will definitely be a bittersweet experience to graduate and move on.”

Flashpoint, a visual arts graduate exhibition, will open in the Light Square Gallery in a ceremony at 6.00pm on Wednesday, 7 November and will run until Thursday, 22 November.

To promote their work and raise their profiles among local and national galleries and arts institutions, an exhibition catalogue and accompanying CD of high quality images has been produced with support of a Helpmann Academy grant.

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