In its seventh year, Rising: the Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative is an exhibition of public artworks from young artists currently studying in Sculpture & Spatial Practice, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. It offers these artists at the commencement of their careers an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of developing and exhibiting major works for public spaces.
The 2014 artworks include an interactive work using mirrored surfaces, a sculptural version of a shipping container, a rainbow lighting installation, a diving board emerging from the water and a performance work involving semaphore flags that will occur at lunchtime each day.
Rising: the Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative 2014 is jointly presented by Sculpture & Spatial Practice, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, and Lend Lease, with support from Parks Victoria.
The exhibition runs from the 13th August to the 7th September. Open every day on the Victoria Harbour Promenade at the corner of Merchant St, Docklands.
Artworks from previous years can be seen at rising-vca.org
Image: Amy Robinson, When I said “Art”, the ocean understood, 2014. Photo by Sarah Jane Haywood.
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