Fact or Fiction

Carousel BannerFACT or FICTION 2022

Well after two years of lockdowns, Fact or Fiction returns with a vengeance. We are back on campus and once again ready to showcase the amazing talent of our students from the Visual Arts and Photography study areas at Melbourne Polytechnic. Just have a look at the finalists for 2022 below. I am sure you will agree, they are just amazing.




We are back for another exciting Fact or Fiction exhibition opening however this time under strict government LOCKDOWN conditions, all thanks to COVID-19. Not to worry, this is the perfect online event to break the monotony of being is self-isolation.

To have a look at this year’s finalists please click HERE

Here are the details to this year’s ONLINE exhibition via ZOOM.


If you have any questions please send me an email:


Congratulations to all our FINALISTS for the Fact or Fiction Portrait Competition for 2019. Six judges took just over an hour to select 20 finalists for 42 entries. Scroll down to view the entries from the twenty lucky students who will now feature in the annual Fact or Fiction Exhibition which opens on Wednesday 9th of October in the A-Space Gallery (Preston). There are many great awards and prizes to be won so make sure you come along. Family and friends are welcome.

About the 2019 Fact or Fiction Portrait Competition.
After six wonderful years I are proud once again to coordinate this unique and popular competition. Students from all the creative study areas within the School of Creative Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic are invited to enter.
Please open and download the following documents for more information.

2019 Fact or Fiction Entry Form

Fact of Fiction Fact sheet

Here are some of the amazing entries we received for the 2018 competition.


To view student entries from 2015 click here.2015 catelogue_fact or fiction

To view student entries from 2014 click here. 2014 catelogue_fact or fiction

Here are some of the amazing entries we received for the 2014 competition.


ABOVE: suzy-zhang_diploma of Illustration_watercolour_snow-white


ABOVE: rachel-zagarella_diploma of illustration_graphite_princess-zelda


ABOVE: Priscilla-Santos_advanced diploma of creative product_collage_vicky-pollard


ABOVE: nina-cheles_diploma of illustration_mixed-media_vigrinia-woolf


ABOVE: lara-sim_cert IV in visual arts_acrylic_anastasia


ABOVE: jinny-plonsker_diploma of illustration_digital_Ariel


ABOVE: Jillian-Dowell_cert IV in visual arts_Digital_Sailor-moon


ABOVE: jenelle-lovell_diploma of illustration_ink_JRR-Tolkein


ABOVE: Jeffrey-Gunadi_Advanced Diploma_Digital_Danny-Trejo


ABOVE: declan-gaughwin_Cert IV in Visual Arts_acrylic_frank-zappa


ABOVE: anna-jenkins_Cert IV in Visual Arts_gouache_coraline


ABOVE: Mike-Angliss_Cert IV in Visual Arts_mixed-media


ABOVE: Kevin-Phan_Cert IV in Visual Arts_mixed-media_Legolas


ABOVE: Courtney-HENDERSON_Cert IV in Visual Arts_mixed-media_Cosette


ABOVE: conal-vince_Cert IV in Visual Arts_mixed-media_clint-eastwood



Fact or Fiction was inspired by the LIGHTGREY ARTLAB gallery in Canada who had created and set up an exhibition with the same name back in 2012. 100+ artists celebrate their favorite and most inspirational women from history, fiction, literature, music, and more. This collection of work embodies the powerful, legendary, and courageous efforts of these well- known women, as well as the diversity and talent of the participating illustrators. Check out the results here.

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