Unveiling Moonee Valley's young and emerging creatives

Monday, 5 March 2018

The highly impressive works of 25 shortlisted Moonee Valley VCE students exploded into the halls of the Incinerator Gallery at the opening night of Fireworks 2018.

The annual VCE art prize and exhibition runs from 24 February to 18 March and gives shortlisted students the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek enjoyed the unveiling of the student’s works and giving recognition to the emerging young talent of Moonee Valley.

“Each year we get to see the artistic talents of many emerging local artists with the works in the 2018 Fireworks demonstrating vision, innovation and high quality work,” Cr Sipek said.

“Fireworks gives these young emerging creatives an opportunity to show their work within a professionally-run gallery, and also gives the community an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of young local artists.”

Works were judged by Kathy Hendy-Ekersm, Curriculum Manager, Visual Arts and Media at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Julia Mihai, Project Manager at Wonderment Walk.

This year’s award winners included Daisy Mahoney, the recipient of the $500 Fireworks Art Award for her installation/sculpture 'Welcome to the Tea Party' and Dean Pilioglou was the winner of the $500 Fireworks Design Award for his 'brewery logo, promotional beer tap and coasters'.

Cr Sipek also took part in the judging, presenting the $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Art to Georgia Tigoni for her work 'Fashionably Flawed' and the $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Design to Luca Riboni for his 'Pandemonium Studios 3D Model'.

Fireworks will run until Sunday, 18 March.

Watch this video documenting the exhibition launch:

More information about Fireworks 2018 can be found at the Incinerator Gallery's website or by calling the gallery on (03) 8325 1750.

Media enquiries:
Maryanne Karlovic, Marketing and Communications Arts and Culture
Phone: 9243 9115; Email: mkarlovic@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:30 AM