Fine Art

The Department of Fine Art at Monash University is highly regarded by the arts industry and is internationally recognised. We engage in a multidisciplinary studio-based approach to teaching and research which inspires critical reflection, artistic self-discovery and encourages a thought-provoking dialogue between art and ideas. We received the highest possible ERA ranking for Visual Arts and were categorised as ‘above world standard’ for Art History*, and we are also ranked 34th in the world for art and design^.

Monash’s Department of Fine Art boasts internationally recognised professional artists and art historians such as Brook Andrew, Rex Butler, Emily Floyd, Helen Johnson, Callum Morton, Tom Nicholson, Stuart Ringholt, Kathy Temin and Daniel Von Sturmer.

Our culture encourages freedom of expression, openness and the development of critical practices. Teaching and research in the Department of Fine Art is continually evolving, enabling the capacity of art to respond to the significant challenges confronting culture and society today.

* Australian Government ERA Report 2015
^ 2017 QS World University Rankings.

Banner artwork: Emma Kennedy-Stiff, feeling female (installation view), 2015

Image (Staff): Callum Morton, Sisyphus, 2017

Image (Research): Damp and MAP, Gormenghast, 2016

Full width image: Brittany Wetherspoon, They Wander (installation view), 2017