Casey’s young talent emerges at Bunjil Place

Issued Monday 12 February 2018


An exhibition celebrating the creative talents of VCE graduates from across the City of Casey is now on show at Bunjil Place.

Emergent 2017: VCE Graduate Showcase features works by 20 local students, from paintings and photography to film, woodwork and textiles, all completed last year as part of
the student’s VCE studies.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said Council was proud to be able give students the opportunity to exhibit their works in such a professional setting thanks to Bunjil Place.

“This is the first exhibition of its kind to be held at Bunjil Place, providing a platform for us to celebrate the talent that exist amongst our young community,” he said.

“Through discussions with local teachers and students, it was identified that there was a need for an exhibition to showcase and recognise the amazing work of our year 12 students
who put so much time and effort in during their final year of secondary education.

“The calibre of works is exceptional and I’m sure these students have a bright future ahead if they choose to pursue a career in the creative industries.

“I encourage the community to head along to Bunjil Place to check out this exhibition and support our local emerging talent.”

Emergent has been co-curated by two local students, Mikayla van der Velden from St Peter’s College and Betty Gu from Gleneagles Secondary College.

The works featured in the showcase were selected by a panel including professional curators from the Bunjil Place Gallery team and Youth Services with the help of some local students.

Emergent 2017: VCE Graduate Showcase is on display in the Bunjil Place Studio until Sunday 18 March 2018. It can be viewed for free, Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 am and
5.00 pm. For further details visit the Bunjil Place website.

Students exhibiting in the Emergent exhibition:

  • Aimee Aumann, Beaconhills College
  • Clive Brace, Berwick Grammar School
  • Ana Culanic, St Francis Xavier College
  • Paige Cullin, Beaconhills College
  • Heather Daniel, St John's Regional College
  • Victoria Harter, St John's Regional College
  • Melinda Jobb, Gleneagles Secondary College
  • Brandon Jong, Fountain Gate Secondary College
  • Bill Le Brocq, Berwick College
  • Emma Owen, St John's Regional College
  • Jedaiah Meerwald, Fountain Gate Secondary College
  • Jade Morris, St John's Regional College
  • Bryce Peatling, Beaconhills College
  • Moesha Pina, St John's Regional College
  • Patricia Summers, Mater Christi College
  • Alan Truoung, Nossal High School
  • Lisa Vullings, Berwick College
  • Amanda Westmorland, Berwick College
  • Molly Wildes, Beaconhills College
  • Beini Zhong, Gleneagles Secondary College