Paint on walls for graduate show

There’s a strong waft of paint fumes coming from creative arts. But it’s not what you may think. There’s not a pot to be found in the top-floor studios, the raw materials packed away as the year closes on classes. No, the chemical scent is straight from a 10-litre tin of white wash ‘n’ wear... Continue Reading →

Art institute welcomes cast of characters

La Trobe Art Institute curator Travis Hodgson doesn’t normally need to wrangle the gallery’s artworks into place, but then again he’s never hung Leigh Hobbs’ work until now. “They could definitely become unruly,” he said of Hobbs’ characters Horrible Harriet, Old Tom and the riotous Mr Chicken. “The way the exhibition is hung also shows... Continue Reading →

OT student awarded alongside his peers

A snap decision on the eve of enrolment has paid off well for occupational therapy student Harley Hayes. Last week Harley was recognised at the Bendigo Campus’ annual prize ceremony with the Lynne Cooper Bendigo Regional Occupational Therapy Award for outstanding academic and professional placement achievement. The fourth-year student enrolled in occupational therapy directly after... Continue Reading →

Dash to graduate a family affair

Most of the 800 graduands who marked the end of their uni years last month had picked their outfits well ahead of celebrations. Ulumburra Theatre was a sea of hairspray and mile-high heels. In comparison, Jo Parker’s family joked she looked like she was ducking out to the supermarket. But that’s because, unlike everyone else,... Continue Reading →

Black dog bites visual arts alumnus

Daniel Butterworth’s exhibition, When the Black Dog Bites, completely fills gallery two at the La Trobe Art Institute. Step into the space and the air is thick and charged. It’s not an easy place to be. It’s dense with the emotional weight taken to create these works. There’s space for little else. You’d never guess... Continue Reading →

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