Meeting Shaun Tan

On Thursday morning (21.3.19) my Cert IV and Diploma students (Visual Arts) we treated to a rare and wonderful talk by the amazing artist/illustrator Shaun Tan at the Beinart Gallery in Brunswick. Jon Beinart (the owner of the gallery) was kind enough to arrange for Shaun to come and meet with my students and to talk about his second solo show at the gallery.

Needless to say, the morning went beyond all our expectations. Shaun was extremely articulate and very generous with his time. In fact she spoke for nearly two hours. What impressed me the most (and I am sure most of my students) was Shaun’s ability to explain his creative process and add meaning to each of the works on display. I am sure my students can now appreciate that skill and technique coupled with a winning personality and a compelling narrative makes for a very successful marriage.

Here are a few photos from the event.
Thank you to Shaun Tan and Jon Beinart for this most memorable event.
Shaun, you have enlightened us all.

Fact or Fiction Competition 2017

LR--fact-or-fiction-poster-2017It’s back, bigger and better than ever.
It’s not to late to start preparing your entry for this year’s Fact or Fiction Portrait Competition. You can get more information by clicking the link above. That’s right! The one that reads ‘Fact or Fiction’. Good luck.

Entries must be submitted no later than 4pm on Tuesday the 18th of July 2017,

Illustre Industry Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Illustre Industry Award winners. What an amazing show. What an amazing and talented group of students. Click here more information about Illustre 2015. Click here for more information about our Illustration Diploma.








illustre-awards-logoCongratulations also to our Illustre Award Winners for 2015.
Lara Sim
Anna JenkinsKevin Pham
Rebecca Sanchez
Janelle Blake
Ashlin Coombridge
Carmen Doecke
Declan Gaughwin
Luke Huitt

In recognition for their outstanding commitment to the course, academic achievement, professional conduct and willingness to provide support and service when required without delay and excuse.