MADA Now is Live

Image: Ariana Lim, skin breathing/communal dreaming: red body

Monash Art, Design and Architecture is very proud to announce that the MADA Now 2021 website is live.

Officially launched at a hybrid event at Caulfield campus on November 18, MADA Now showcases the work of over 750 graduating artists, curators, designers, architects and urban planners.

The full range of their work can be viewed at the exhibition website monash.edu/mada/now, and an on-campus exhibition of fine art, curating and architecture student work is also open to registered visitors until Dec 3.

A number of significant prizes were announced at the launch, including The Daniel Dorall prize for highest achieving student in Fine Art awarded to Erin Hallyburton, and the Damian Bertoli Award, dedicated to his memory as a dear MADA colleague, artist and mentor, going to Alexis Kanatsios.

Full details on outstanding students and prize winners across Architecture, Urban Planning, Design and Fine Art, as well as recorded messages from each head of department and the Dean are viewable on the website.

Congratulations to each and every student who has created exceptional work under truly trying conditions.

Fine Art Interim Head of Department, Spiros Panigirakis noted at the launch: ‘What a year and what an astounding response from our fine arts community. With too many obstacles to note, students practising across many fields, studios and occupations, made art matter.’

The Dean, Professor Shane Murray also pointed to the importance of this year’s show, ‘I am immensely proud of our staff and of the remarkable creative community we have here at MADA’ he said.

‘These students have achieved amazing results through an incredibly challenging period. This whole show is truly full of energy and provocation. It demonstrates that the creative sector is in great hands.’

Online exhibition: monash.edu/mada/now

On-campus exhibition registrations: monash.edu/mada/events/2021/madanow

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