Drawing on the movie Xanadu (1980), Beyer’s work investigates the idea of Sehnsucht, a German word which means, ‘the soul’s longing for something impossible or unknown’, escapism and liminal space, or, the threshold where transformation takes place.

 

Alien Party in the Swamp, Haydn’s debut solo exhibition, showcases an interdisciplinary practice probing sexuality, the unconscious, and spirituality in the twenty-first century. Photography, the audio-visual, and found materials explore a disharmony between the organic and synthetic.

 

The student union has been a constant yet ever evolving part of campus life, mirroring the changing student demographics over the decades. This exhibition presents the history of UMSU’s autonomous departments and surveys how the student union has been at the forefront of progressive social action.

 

Ravi Avasti, Sam Burke, Vismante Cai, Margot Deen, Danny Frommer, Tara Gilbee, Lorraine Heller-Nicholas, David McBurney, Janno McLaughlin, Damien Melchiori, Arna Meldrum, Lindsay Moffatt, Lucy Parkinson, Zamara Robison, Anna Rowbury, Ben Sibley, Penelope Skliros and Kate Wallace

#fromwhereistand uses as its starting point an Instagram tag and a 2017 image shot from the window of a rented room in Finland. Final year Masters of Contemporary Art students from the VCA will each develop and make work that responds to these prompts while taking into account their relationship to the site of the GPG.