Art students headed off to Melbourne this week to view the very best VCE folios submitted last year. This exhibition, held annually at Federation Square, is called ‘Top Arts’ and gives students a chance to gather inspiration and be clear about just what an A+ folio looks like.

The excursion also included visiting the NGV to experience the work of Brook Andrew, Bill Hensen and an exhibition titled, ‘Who’s Afraid of Colour’ that brought together artwork by Indigenous women artists.

Students immersed themselves in photography, installations and myriad forms of expression on a variety of surfaces. They were asked to consider why they liked particular styles more than others and to think about lighting, the use of text, and presentation ideas.