Congratulations to Jarred Parkinson and Clare Hartigan

Poster by Jarred Parkinson responding to Stacy's text.

Poster by Jarred Parkinson responding to text by Stacy Livitsanis.

Federation University’s Arts Academy launched its end-of-year exhibition at the Mining Exchange last night, and we were stoked to see Jarred Parkinson and Clare Hartigan among the awards line-up.

Jarred won the Australian Graphic Design Association Award, and Clare the Martha Pinkerton Award.  They are two of the 14 final-year students presenting posters at Weathering the Future, and both had their posters among their portfolios on show at the Mining Exchange.

At least one other was spied on the walls, while one of the cubby holes at the exchange has been given over to digital projections of the students’ posters.

The end-of-year show is quite stunning and well worth a look, with some excellent art for sale at very affordable prices. There’s some considerable talent on show, across various media. It runs until Sunday 9 December, and is open daily 10am-3pm.

The full array of printed posters will, of course, be on show at Weathering the Future, which opens on Thursday, with the official launch on Saturday 8 December.

Clare Hartigan's poster for Megan Riedl's text

Clare Hartigan’s poster for Megan Riedl’s text

Posters of awesomeness

A poster made in workshop inspired by "Submerged" by Brooke Vogt

A poster made in workshop inspired by “Submerged” by Brooke Vogt

Progress report 4: The Arts Academy communication design students have finished their posters, and they look amazing!

Fourteen students, under the direction of lecturer Ben Mangan, have produced either individually or in workshop a poster for each piece of prose. The cohort is:

Philip Buadromo
Liam Deutsher
Brooke Forrest
Thomas Harding
Clare Hartigan
Taidgh King
Alexander Neil
Bridget O Brien
Jarred Parkinson
Max Potts
Jessica Rae
Monique Stephens
Abbey Thompson
Joel Yates

Such a variety of treatments, and eye-popping colour — we can’t wait to see them on display in the exhibition!

Note: the Arts Academy holds its end-of-year exhibition 1-9 December at the Mining Exchange on Lydiard St, with opening night on 30 November. Find out more here. Get along and see what these young talents have created!

The future begins now

Welcome to Weathering the Future, an art exhibition in Ballarat, Victoria, incorporating the talents of the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective, Central Highlands writers, and third-year communication design students from Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy.

The project is a dual ekphrastic process in which the artists of SHAC will respond to the theme of “Weathering the Future”, looking at the hurdles and innovations we face at the beginning of the Anthropocene. Writers at various stages of career will respond to those artworks in flash fiction and poetry. Those written works will be embodied in text art by the Arts Academy students. All will be presented at an exhibit at Ballarat’s Backspace Gallery, in Camp St, in December 2018.

Sound interesting? We’ve got more planned, so if you’d like to stay in touch, please sign up or our mailing list to keep informed of progress updates, and also details for the official launch on Saturday, December 8.

Weathering the Future is curated by Kirstyn McDermott and Jason Nahrung, the convenors of Words Out Loud in Ballarat.