ArtRage: 2013 Collection

Summary

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s vibrant exhibition of secondary school artwork.

Start Date

17th May 2014

End Date

8th Jun 2014

Venue

Plimsoll Gallery, Hunter Street

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The Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, University of Tasmania, is delighted to be hosting ArtRage: 2013 Collection, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s vibrant exhibition of secondary school artwork. Now in it’s eighth year with the Tasmanian College of the Arts, ArtRage showcases the talent of many of Tasmanias’ future arts professionals. This exhibition can be viewed in the Plimsoll Gallery from Saturday May 17th until Sunday June 8th, 2014.

Background

ArtRage is an annual initiative of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG). The ArtRage exhibition program was first instigated in 1994 and is now in its 19th year. 

The exhibition showcases the work of young artists in years 11 and 12 from senior secondary schools across Tasmania. These students are studying Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) Art Production or Art Studio Practice courses. 

The curator of ArtRage travels around the state to view all art portfolios being presented for these examinations. This currently represents approximately 850 students.

ArtRage is a highlight of the Plimsoll Gallery, exhibition calendar, as it is for those Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) students selected to participate. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view an ambitious and multi-disciplinary exhibition of work by young artists with a huge range of materials and media employed. Across Tasmania, art educators also regard ArtRage as an exceptional teaching resource for cohorts of art students in the following year.

Highlights

Sixtythree (63) students have been selected to participate, representing 23 schools and colleges state-wide. 

The current exhibition is diverse in the range of media represented. These include traditional media such as drawing, painting, graphic design and illustration, sculpture, installations, ceramics, textiles, digital photography, photo-manipulated imagery and film.

Examiners’ Choice

Each year, the teams of examiners who mark the students’ artworks are asked to contribute to ArtRage by selecting one student from each course whose work they consider to be exemplary in terms of skill development, conceptual focus and originality. The displays, portfolios and visual diaries of these two students are presented in their entirety in the exhibition. These represent over 150 hours of study and provide fascinating insights into the concepts, research, experimentation and that have been explored and developed by the artists.

These materials enable visitors to gain insights into the creative thoughts, experimentation, technical processes and sheer hard work of these young artists.

  • The Examiners’ Choice for Art Production in 2013 is Rhiannon Bryce from Hobart College.
  • The Examiners’ Choice for Art Studio Practice in 2013 is Hannah Norton from Hellyer College
ArtRage: 2013 Selection