2016 MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC BACHELOR OF ILLUSTRATION GRADUATE SHOW
Just as photography impacted upon illustration in the distant past, and more recently the development of digital imagery challenged traditional methods of creating visual art,
so change in the field is inevitable. A graduate illustrator is expected to inhabit a digital platform, advance their ingenuity via social media and create across an ever expanding field
of opportunities. It remains critical then that illustrators seek new ways of creating visual art, of challenging conventions and bending the rules. Acclaimed Illustrator Sara Fanelli
remarked in an interview in Varoom magazine that ‘I hope that I will always arrive at new ways of making images‘, a testament to the demands of a diverse industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration graduates are equipped and primed to meet this challenge; to enter the creative arts industry and showcase their
visual artistry, to collaborate and engage in an exponentially changing visual culture landscape.
The development of these original talents has been overseen by a committed group of lecturers, support and administrative staff and visiting art tutors and specialists, and we
all wish our graduates well as they present their illustration to a changing world.