BSSC’s annual Visual Arts Acquisition Exhibition will be launched in the E2 Gallery at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 18 October.

Don’t miss this celebration of the great achievements of our Visual Arts students that reveals their extraordinary talents and the skills they have developed over their time at the college.

One of the features of this exhibition is the acquisition of five pieces of artwork. Students whose work is chosen are paid $200 each and the five purchases are sponsored by Parents and Friends, Student Council, La Trobe University and BSSC.

Cavalier, Zart Art, Atalier, Spotlight and Camera House also sponsor awards (non-acquisitional) and there will be nine Honourable Mentions.

In conversation with student artists/designers, Imogen, Arthur, Sarah, Alyssa and Joel, it was clear that diversity is alive and well at BSSC.

Arthur, partly inspired by artist David Shrigley, designed a logo and merchandise suitable for sale in a gallery.

Imogen hopes her flair for house design will lead her into architecture.

Sarah’s love of 1920s Art Deco style inspired a sensational wearable collar.

A grandmother’s story about the way young women were forced to give up babies conceived outside marriage inspired Alyssa’s powerful artwork.

And a focus on ‘exploitation’ by Joel, led to a lino cut depicting the disgraced Bill Cosby and the names of many of the women he abused.

The show features a range of media and styles, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, Visual Communication Design and Art Fashion.

The exhibition will remain available for viewing until October 25th.