Next Gen Awards 2020
Posted: 11-Mar-2020

Next Generation VCE Art and Design Awards 2020

The ‘VCE Next Generation 2020’ art and design awards exhibition opened to a large audience recently at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases the work of students who last year completed their Year 12 VCE studies in Art, Studio Arts, Design and Technology, Visual Communication and Design and Media. The students are from Government, Catholic and Independent schools mainly from the Ballarat and Grampians region.

Congratulations to the Damascus College Visual Arts students whose work was selected for this professionally curated exhibition. Our talented participants from the class of 2019 include Abby Cody, Isabelle Tomic, Joshua Frawley, Lauren Bradshaw, Mitchell Labbett.

A special congratulations to Isabelle Tomic for winning Next Gen’s Innovation Award with her Studio Arts Photography artwork ‘Never ending Story’. The Judges, ex-education officer Art Michael Nichols and artist Steven Davidson said this about Isabelle’s artwork:

‘As the title suggests, this work in its sublime and evocative beauty, can be symbolic of our society today with its constant social media and 24/7 news feeds. 

‘Never ending story’ loops and animates a static image, refreshing our starting point and suggesting endless innovative interpretations.’

The exhibition runs until Sunday 3 May at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Entry is free.


Directly below is Isabelle pictured with her certificate

Isabelle Tomic with her other artwork

Josh Frawley with his works

Mitchell Labett Entry Table

Abby Cody's Portraits

Lauren Bradshaw and her installation


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