Damn good art this. South Bank Institute of TAFE is bearing fruit with their 2 year Diploma in Visual Arts. I was there tonight, judging and handing out awards to three graduands. They get a free gig at Jugglers in 2013. Lucy Forsberg, Corey de Muth, Jasmine Brisby were my pick for representative works, striking a chord with conceptual depth and great technical application. This TAFE show keeps getting better and pity help us if the current Queensland Government follows through on its threat to close TAFE Colleges in Queensland or at least shuts down the TAFE arts Departments. Here are three artists representing personal angst, colonisation of Kanakas and narcissism [ FaceBook] who for me showed once again that any group of people are lost without this kind of reflective mirroring. The whole show was a feast for the eyes and the staff can be justly proud. Overall dux, Jimmy Hills’ installation was a quirky little “manshed” that had a subtle invitation to get inside it with layers of works that raised for me a return to childhood cubby houses. Keep a look out for the show this group puts together at Jugglers in 2013. I am quite excited about the potential for improvisational responses to the works and serious inquiry into how we as a community are actually going with self and social understandings and health.
Zinc Exhibition 2012 [Sth Bank Inst TAFE]