Top Arts 2019 – a showcase of emerging young artist

Top Arts 2019 is an annual showcase of Victoria’s most exciting emerging young artists who have excelled in VCE Art and Studio Arts. Running from 22 March until 14 July 2019 at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.


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Top Arts 2019
Aretha Brown, Time is on our side, you mob 2018
Williamstown High School, Williamstown
© Aretha Brown

‘Now in its 25th year, Top Arts continues to serve as an annual testament to the extraordinary budding talent across the state and the NGV is proud to offer a forum where young people can creatively express themselves through art. The Gallery is committed to fostering arts education in Victorian schools as well as here at the NGV’. Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV

Harry Kingston Handle with care 2018
Mentone Grammar, Mentone
© Harry Kingston

Illuminating the pressing concerns affecting young Australians and the world at large, Top Arts 2019 artists explore a broad range of contemporary issues from familial grief transferred across generations, to the acceleration of climate change and the effect of consumerism on modern society. The exhibition showcases a breadth of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, fashion and video art, highlighting the ingenuity and diversity of young Victorian creatives.


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Top Arts 2019
Blake McCord Presence (Adam) 2018
Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne
© Blake McCord

Dates: 22 March–14 July 2019
Location: Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia at Federation Square
Price: FRE

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Cover image (detail): Lily Tarquinio Release 2018, from the Water Triptych series
oil on canvas, 915.0 x 610.0 mm, Mill Park Secondary College, Epping © Lily Tarquinio


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