10 November 2020 to 7 February 2021
For over a decade, MGA has celebrated the work of emerging photomedia artists with the annual TOPshots award and exhibition. TOPshots showcases work produced by students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts. Each of these subjects has a different focus within the broader course of arts education offered to Victorian secondary school students, making the TOPshots exhibition an exciting overview of different creative trajectories.
The artworks displayed in this online exhibition offer little more than a glimpse of the year-long course of study each of these young artists has undertaken. It would be remiss not to mention the laborious nature of each of these subjects and the hours spent testing, refining and creating final folio pieces and documenting creative processes in visual diaries.
MGA is proud to have the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of young photomedia artists in our community, and to welcome our online visitors to take inspiration from the creative potential that TOPshots 2019–20 represents.
TOPshots 2019–20 finalists:
Mentone Girls' Grammar School
Vermont Secondary College
Balwyn High School
Lilydale High School
Yarra Valley Grammar
Wesley College, St Kilda Road