Students enrolled in Victoria University Polytechnic's Diploma of Visual Arts are this month having a light shone on their creative work through the annual West Projections Festival.
For a fourth year, VU's students have pride of place at the Nicholson campus where their artworks will be projected through windows facing Buckley and Nicholson Streets. This long-standing partnership between VU and the West Projections Festival has seen VU's campuses light up each year and literally put on the map of Melbourne's festival scene.
Months prior to the festival, students are provided with the opportunity to interpret the festival theme creatively as part of their coursework. This year Home was the theme, and 7 students are presenting their work for the duration of the festival.
Lecturer Lisa Cianci has facilitated the partnership between students and the West Projections Festival since 2016. She commented:
"The project is a chance to give visual arts students the opportunity to experiment with video as a medium and then see it displayed in an exhibition/festival context."
For many, it's the first time they have used video for an art project. Students learn about shooting video and post-production editing, colour grading and how output video differs for viewing formats.
Get a close and personal insight into the student's work by attending a guided walking tour, Shelter from the storm, on Saturday 10 August.
The West Projections Festival and its public program runs nightly until Sunday 18 August.