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Reload: Back to the 80s - Ballarat


15 Dec 2018 TO 02 Feb 2019


Recognised as the oldest continuous art school in Australia, from its beginnings as the School of Mines, Ballarat (SMB) and the establishment of the Ballarat Technical Art School in 1907, Federation University Australia (FedUni)’s Arts Academy endures despite many organisational, social and political changes.

To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of FedUni's Visual Arts alumni who studied at one of the former Ballarat Art Schools, Reload: Back to the 80s is a special opportunity to celebrate 35 visual artists who completed studies during the period 1980 to 1989, some of whom have gained national and international recognition.

This exhibition not only celebrates our alumni’s success but also recognises the many former FedUni teachers in the Visual Arts - their teaching styles, skills and philosophies instrumental in shaping and inspiring active creative minds.