Artshub: 2022 graduates share a future built on community
by Celina Lei
It’s that time of the year for art school graduate student showcases, and for many, especially those in Melbourne after the country’s strictest lockdowns, it’s the first time students have been able to exhibit their works in person and have a proper opening.
In Sydney, the National Art School’s (NAS) 2022 grad show will run from 9 to 18 December, after a delayed 2021 grad exhibition in January and February this year.
Taking a broader look at these graduate shows and, in light of our shared struggles in the past few years, several common threads have come to the fore.
Head of Undergraduate Studies at NAS, Lorraine Kypiotis says: ‘I’m finding that a lot of the works have really been focused on materiality, rather than on the virtual, with a strong conceptual basis.’