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 →

Energy Breakthrough full STEAM ahead

Design and technology lecturer Simon O’Mallon says this weekend’s Maryborough RACV Energy Breakthrough will once again inspire tomorrow’s teachers. Simon and fellow education lecturer Peter Cox will take ten of their students to Maryborough to help judge some of the 6000-plus competitors set to take to Princes Park in their human powered vehicles. The breakthrough challenges... Continue Reading →

Accounting on puppy love

For accounting student Emma Ashworth, choosing a charity to fundraise for as part of her course was one of this year’s easiest uni tasks. It had to be Righteous Pups. The Bendigo-based not-for-profit group trains assistance dogs for at-risk teens and children with autism. “I have a sibling who was diagnosed with autism at a... Continue Reading →

Lightbox moments in life

A student exhibition at the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre blurs the boundaries between our public and private selves. It’s a topic clearly in the frame of photographer Ben Blacket. A few years ago, publicly, Ben was working as a commercial and news photographer. Privately, he was yearning for a deeper exploration of his trade.... Continue Reading →

Time to talk about speech

It’s something most of us take for granted, but 1.1 million Australians have a communication difficulty, from toddlers to the elderly, and all ages in between. As such, the job of a speech pathologist is one of the most diverse in the health sciences field. This week is Speech Pathology Week, and many of our ‘speechie’... Continue Reading →

Designer bobs up in Bendigo

Graphic design alumna Jaimie Orr launched a mini solo exhibition of illustrations at Bendigo’s bob boutique last month. Her quirky animal characters are now adorning the wall of one of the city’s best-loved creative spaces. “This shop is pretty famous among the visual arts and graphic design students,” Jaimie says. Bob boutique is an outlet... Continue Reading →

Three’s company at living arts

Have you ever heard of the ‘rule of three’? The theory goes that a trio of things are funnier, more satisfying and more effective than other numbers. Cue artists Lyn Cole, Mari B-Li Donni and Sharon Greenaway. Eighteen months ago the La Trobe alumni formed the group 3 AMPS, meaning three artists, three methods, three practices.... Continue Reading →

Art cuts to the quick

We’ve followed the paper trail up View Street. Relax! It’s not another tax evasion expose. Just a hunt for a lone man with ruler and scalpel. We’re told he’s holed up at the Visual Arts Centre. And sure enough, just outside the studio door, tiny triangles of the white stuff give him away. Filipino artist... Continue Reading →

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