Student Artist Spotlight 2021

 

Due every Saturday by 11:59 PM AEST

With a community of incredibly talented student artists surrounding us, there is nothing we love more than showcasing your art! We have weekly $50 gift card vouchers available for the creators of standout submissions (ooh prizes) so take the plunge and share your art! Feel connected and get inspired by what your fellow students are working on! We love our vibrant arts community here at UniMelb and we want to celebrate you all. Whether it’s a poem, an illustration, a song, a photograph, a video – we want to SEE IT ALL!

**With your permission, we will be showcasing all submissions on the UMSU Creative Arts Department website, Instagram and Facebook page. If you do not wish to have your work shared on social media, you are still eligible to receive the $50 gift card**

You can only send in one submission each week, and we will need to receive a minimum of three different submissions each week to determine a standout submission (and receive the $50 gift card), so get your friends to send in their work too!

There will be a theme that will serve as a prompt each week, but it is not mandatory to follow the theme when submitting your artwork!

Submit your art using this Google Form and make sure you fill out all the relevant details with the correct information! The submissions for each week are due by Saturday, 11:59 PM AEST of that week!

 

Semester 2 Weekly Submissions

 

Week 12 – Dream

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Week 11

 

1)✨A. Buchanan – Black on black(Standout Submission)

 

2) Caiti Galwey – a black cat 

 

 

3) Kitman Yeung – Follow my shadow
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

 

4) Katie Zhang – Courage
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

 

5) Leslie Ho – Wildest Dreams Cover (acapella) 
Instagram – @leslieho020202

 

Full version:

 

Version without lead vocals:

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Week 10

 

1)✨Tharidi Walimunige – History of a Woman(Standout Submission)

 

2) Carmen Yih – CRYSTALLISED (TW: trippy/changing colours)
Instagram – @hitahhchi

 

3) Monica Yu – Smol cats to melt your worries away
Instagram – @miieryu

 

4) Kitman Yeung – too bright
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

5) Katie Zhang – Riri’s Love Letter (TW: moving lights)
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

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Week 9

 

1)✨Leslie Ho – Celestial Hearts (Standout Submission)
Instagram – @leslieho020202

 

2) Kitman Yeung – beyond
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

3) Tharidi Walimunige – The Snake File

This piece is a blackout poem formed from La Fontaine’s fable ‘The Snake and the File’. Inspired by the common symbolism of snakes representing evil, the serpent in Tharidi’s work embodies inner negativity chipping away at a person and leaving them vulnerable.

 

4) Jess Norton – Danger Noodles : D

 

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Mid-Semester Break

 

1)✨Jess Norton – Stardust and Starry Nights (Standout Submission)
Instagram – @jessn_n0

Inspired by Van Gogh, the starlight theme made Jess think of his expressionist paintings so she has merged her predominantly character-based style with the distinctive elements of his paintings.

 

2) ✨Caiti Galwey – caress the sun(Standout Submission)

 

3) Tharidi Walimunige – Underworld

 

4) Pooja Goel – Ray of Hope
Instagram – @you_persona_art

 

5) Olga Dziemidowicz – Cosmic Flow
Instagram – @art_by_olga_d

It is painted on a large, found cardboard. Lockdown style.

 

6) Katie Zhang – The Flight of Time
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

7) Kitman Yeung – in between
Instagram – @yolkmoose

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Week 8

 

1)✨Kitman Yeung – another second (TW: imagery of potential asphyxiation/violence)(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

2) Olga Dziemidowicz – Homage. Dropping a glass
Instagram – @art_by_olga_d

It is an homage to Ai Weiwei’s “Dropping a Han Dynasty urn”.

 

3) Katie Zhang – Flight
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

4) A. Buchanan – Coloured glass

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Week 7

 

1)✨Olga Dziemidowicz – Every day the sun comes up(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @art_by_olga_d

 

2) Karen Spencer – Sun print
Instagram – @karen.spencer.art

This is a sun print done with very old photographic paper (best estimate is 70 years old), giving it a unique colour. The typeface was also created by Karen.

 

3) Kitman Yeung – findings
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

4) Weiting Chen – Spring sunshine
Instagram – @weitingcccc

 

5) Monica Yu – The Feathered Dragon
Instagram – @miieryu

 

6) Tharidi Walimunige – Alien

In response to the theme, Tharidi has captured the moment when the sun is filtering through a window and then edited the photo to reveal an ambiguous alien-like figure born in the sunset’s colours.

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Week 6

 

1)✨Olga Dziemidowicz – Transmutation(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @art_by_olga_d

 

2) Rebecca Vincent – Ode to Nature
Instagram – @therebeccavincent

@therebeccavincent

Me to my students: “Humanity is fucked so let’s just go home.” #climatechange #satire #songwriting

♬ original sound – therebeccavincent

 

3) Caiti Galwey – a lavender dusk

 

4) Katie Zhang – perfectly fine
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

5) Kitman Yeung – hidden
Instagram – @yolkmoose

 

6) Shaleha – Lavender field

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Week 5

 

1)✨Skylar – Robbie the Rabbit(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @_wildtear

 

2) Monica Yu – Soft Sleep
Instagram – @miieryu

 

3) A. Buchanan – Colony

 

4) Jamie KimI want to place my head against the wall

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Week 4

 

1)✨Torsten Strokirch – Fish Kill Spectres(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @torsten_strokirch

 

2) Akash Anil Nair – Moments

 

3) Mabel Ng – An Expression of the Mind
Instagram – @mmyn.g

 

4) Marcie Di Bartolomeo – External and Internal Monologue (CW: confronting mental health related themes)
Instagram –
@claws.unimelb / @fake.newspapertheatre / @dibarmar196 

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Week 3

 

1)✨Mabel Ng – Home is Where the Heart Lies(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @mmyn.g

 

2) Monica Yu – Sleepy Corner
Instagram – @miieryu

 

3) Pooja Goel – Abode
Instagram – @you_persona_art

 

4) Caiti Galwey – Tell me where the humans are

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Week 2

 

1)✨Rachel Ling – Peaches(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @weichou

 

2) CJ Starc – Bedroom leaves

 

3) Pooja Goel – Part Rose
Instagram – @you_persona_art

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Semester 1 Weekly Submissions (closed)

 

Week 2

 

1)✨Weiting Chen – Low Battery✨ (Standout Submission)
Instagram – @weitingcccc

 

2) Leslie Ho – the world without ‘L’
Instagram – @leslieho020202

 

3) Kavi Ramdass – Universal love of pets
Instagram – @kreativekavi

 

4) Nidhi Sikka – Floral illustration
Instagram – @msscribbles03

 

5) Pooja Goel – Celebrating Women
Instagram – @you_persona_art

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Week 3

 

1)✨Ada Kong – Protea Flowers(Standout Submission)

 

2) Caiti Galwey – a-new

 

3) Karen Spencer – 100 days of happy

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Week 4

 

1) ✨ Frankey Chung – Please stop. Speak up.✨ (Standout Submission)
Instagram – @frankey.c

 

2) Ada Kong – Bambi the Rabbit

 

3) Weiting Chen – After rain
Instagram – @weitingcccc

 

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Week 5

 

1) Nina Hughes – For Lizzy
Instagram – @ninahugs.design

 

2) Ada Kong – Peony Skateboard

 

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Week 6

 

1) ✨ Leslie Ho – loveseat ✨(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @leslieho020202

 

2) Fiona Shewan – Blaze
Instagram – @t_r_a_c_k_s

 

3) ✨Ada Kong – Lion Dance✨(Standout Submission)

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Week 7

 

1) ✨ Ella Verhagen – Fallen Branch ✨(Standout Submission)

 

2) Katie Zhang – Girl with the Golden Earring
Instagram – @gentlecoda

 

3) Ada Kong – Hills and Clouds

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Week 8

 

1) Kitman Yeung – now is the best time
Instagram – @manonseat/@yolkmoose

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Week 9

 

1) ✨ Kitman Yeung – the chase ✨(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @manonseat/@yolkmoose

 

2) Mabel Ng – Hot cup of Cocoa
Instagram – @mmyn.g

 

3) Jasmine Pierce – Still Life in Colour
Instagram – @jpierce_arts

 

4) Monica Yu – Buddies
Instagram – @miieryu

 

5) Ella Verhagen – Cabinet of Curiosities

 

6) Ada Kong – Dream

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Week 10

 

1) Monica Yu – Enchanted
Instagram – @miieryu

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Week 11

 

1) ✨ Lotte Beckett – Sweetbitter ✨(Standout Submission)
Instagram – @@lottebeckett

 

2) Ada Kong – Portrait of a Lady

 

3) Mabel Ng – Do what sparks a light in you💖
Instagram – @mmyn.g

 

4) Marcie Di Bartolomeo – Life is Like Cheese
Instagram – @claws.unimelb / @fake.newspapertheatre

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