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Top Arts 2017

Check out the overachievers of the Class of 2016.
By Hudson Brown
April 03, 2017
By Hudson Brown
April 03, 2017

For over 20 years now, the annual Top Arts exhibition has brought together the stunning works of Victoria's emerging student artists in a showcase of the next generation of talent. Top Arts 2017 features the works of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students who studied Arts or Studio Arts with the exhibition highlighting the diverse skills of students through painting, drawing, sculpture, multimedia and installation works.

Held at the NGV's Ian Potter Centre, the exhibition will run until July 16, and displays the art of 47 students to an estimated 200,000 visitors with Top Arts proving to be one of the NGV's most popular annual exhibitions. Each year approximately 2000 hopeful student artists from all across Victoria apply for the opportunity to exhibit at Top Arts, with a shortlist of the leading 150 reached before the final exhibiting selection is made.

Image: Brendan Hartnett next to his work Ennui (2016), oil, synthetic polymer paint, cement and charcoal on canvas, 125.4 x 180.0 cm. Shot by Eugene Hyland.
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