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Diploma of Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition @ MetroWest
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Images courtesy of Victoria Polytechnic FB page

The Diploma of Visual Art Graduate Exhibition and Industry Awards Night was launched on the 15th of December 2016, and is ongoing till 31 January 2017 at VU - MetroWest, The Centre Space, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.

However, please note that VU in the Community is closed till 15 January 2017, which gives you just on two weeks more to check out the artwork. Don't miss out on seeing the many creative works of talented artists.


This annual exhibition is an opportunity for family and loved ones, and all you art lovers out there to peruse the creativity of graduates of the Diploma of Visual Arts at Victoria Polytechnic.

The exhibition was officially opened by Richard Ennis, Curator - Incinerator Gallery, and included the presentation of the Fiona Myer and the Myer Foundation Awards by Dr Fiona Myer. Two of the Award winners , Sungyeol Yoo and Leyla Newing are pictured here. Do go along and support our local artists and check out the exhibition.

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Richard Ennis, Curator - Incinerator Gallery, & Sungyeol Yoo, Visual Arts Graduate & recipient of the Fiona Myer & Myer Foundation Folio of Excellence Awards

VU at MetroWest is Victoria University's community space in the heart of Footscray (138 Nicholson St), and opened in 2014. Proud to be a part of the community, VU hosts events, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, talks and a range of services, open to all.

If you're a creative thinker or an artist, VU can give you the opportunity to exhibit at MetroWest free of charge and with the support of a small grant. This opportunity has come about in aid to develop and encourage creativity, original thinking and engagement with the community in Footscray. Why not submit your expression of interest (EOI) to exhibit your creative work with them this year, 2017.

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Leyla Newing, Visual Arts Graduate & recipient of the Fiona Myer & Myer Foundation National Travel Grant

VU at MetroWest also has two spaces for hire; The Centre Space (exhibition space) and a Meeting Room. The Centre Space is white-walled and open plan, which can be used as a gallery, for an exhibition, seminar, display or workshop space. It can host up to 100 patrons and has wheelchair access.

The Meeting Room on the other hand is an attractive central private space with a large table, chairs, wi-fi and a flatscreen TV and accommodates 10 people. Why not submit an online booking enquiry to check it out.

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Visual Arts Graduate Claire Maud with her artwork

VU MetroWest also hosts a number of services available to staff, current and prospective students, AND the wider community. Prospective students and employers can get free advice on training, job opportunities and links to other services available to help improve skills, careers and the workforce.

If you happen to live, work or study in Footscray, they have 8 hot desks available at no cost to you during their opening hours. Two desks have PCs and you can use the other 6 with your own laptop or device. The powerpoint and internet connection will be at your service.

Why not ring them and find out more about the above, and about their Hatch Studio (offers a work environment for final year graphic design students) and Psychology Clinic which provides discounted psychological services to people in the West of Melbourne. Go along and discover your little community hub at your service and be inspired.

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The 2 Grad Award winners with Curator Richard Ennis & Arts Educators
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Why? An Art Exhibition from the Diploma of Visual Art Graduates - VU
When: 15 December 2016 to 31 January 2017 - Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm
Where: Victoria University (VU) at MetroWest, The Centre Space, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC
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