Site logo

Top Arts 2024: 30 Years of Young Artistic Talent 

Celebrating its 30th year, Top Arts 2024 will be exhibited at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, showcasing the works of 45 VCE student artists selected from a competitive pool of nearly 1200 applicants across Victoria. This exhibition serves as a platform to recognise the exceptional talent of young Victorians engaged with VCE Art Making and VCE Exhibiting and Art Creative Practice.


RELATED: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2024 – Family Favourites

Top Arts 2024: 30 Years of Young Artistic Talent
Image: Evelyn Noone Row, 2023 Oil on plywood 30.0 x 45.0 cm (x 4) John Paul College, Frankston Boonwurrung Country © Evelyn Noone

The artworks featured in Top Arts 2024 were chosen for their strong conceptual development, imagination, individuality, and technical excellence, spanning various mediums including painting, sculpture, video, and photography. From traditional pieces to daring new forms, the exhibition explores themes such as chaos, space, perception, and repetition.

Top Arts 2024: 30 Years of Young Artistic Talent
Image: Milly Borrack A Prayer to the Urban World #1, 2023 Inkjet print 89.5 x 59.5 cm Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Ivanhoe Wurundjeri © Milly Borrack

One notable piece is Harrison Lucas’ detailed fiber-tipped pen drawing, “Dreaded Imaginary Expectations,” which challenges perceptions of internalised fears. Similarly, Anne Fo’s “City of Lights” captures intimate moments within crowded urban spaces, while Milly Borrack’s “A Prayer to the Urban World” pays homage to urban landscapes through makeshift shrines.


Top Arts 2024: 30 Years of Young Artistic Talent
Image: Georgina Richards Swallowing the Pretence, 2023 Cyanotype Installation 99.5 x 138.0 cm Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, Mentone Wurundjeri Country © Georgina Richards

Georgina Richards’ cyanotype series, “Swallowing the Pretence,” and Jorja Kavellaris’ “Alexia” offer unique perspectives on memory and experience, while Lucas Taylor’s video work, “Routine,” and Campbell Jensen Bainbridge’s photography explores the impact of repetition in our lives.

Traditional painting techniques are also celebrated in Top Arts 2024, with artists like Hugo Brunton and Evelyn Noone showcasing their respective styles with charm and innovation.

Top Arts 2024: 30 Years of Young Artistic Talent
Image: Campbell Jensen Bainbridge Geometric Untitled, 2023 Inkje t print 29.5 x 42.0 cm (x 3) St Micheals Grammar School, St Kilda Wurundjeri Country © Campbell Jensen Bainbridge

Complementing the exhibition are curriculum-aligned programs and resources for students and teachers, including talks and online resources. Top Arts continues to attract a diverse audience and remains a benchmark for excellence in art education.

Top Art 2024

Date: 14 March – 14 July 2024 
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Location: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Flinders St & Russell St, Melbourne
Price: FREE

More information



Darcy BourkeThe Forgotten And Prevailing,2023Inkjet print74.0 x 58.5 cmGirton Grammar School, BendigoDjadjawurung Country© Darcy Bourke


We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

Kiddiehood Logo

Looking for fun things to do with the kids?

Explore our kid-friendly directory


  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment