2 February -10 March 2018
Fresh! celebrates the next wave of Victorian graduates in contemporary craft and design. Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from throughout the State practicing within craft, design and fine art disciplines.
Fresh! provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers. We know from experience that Fresh! alumni can go onto great heights.
A team of professional craft practitioners, curators and industry experts are invited by Craft to attend graduate exhibitions of over 30 departments within Tertiary and TAFE institutions across Victoria. From these exhibitions, the freshest works that explore contemporary craft and design practice are selected to become part of the Fresh! exhibition program
Ana Petidis | Anna Dunnill | Ashleigh Jessup | Brooke Coutts-Wood | Cassandra Prinzi | Dannielle Sturgeon | Jess Merlo | Josephine mead | Madeleine Thornton-Smith | Michelle Stewart | Nigel Volger | Seala Lokollo Evans | Te' Claire
PIECES OF EIGHT
$500 cash prize plus professional development session with Melanie Katsalidis.
Online interview or feature which will be promoted through social media plus a prize pack including subscription and products.
The Future Leaders Award
A philanthropic initiative promoting leadership, achievement and potential among young Australians. Cash prize of $1000.
CRAFT Retail Development Award
Professional development sessions and opportunity to be showcased within the Craft retail space and exhibition program.
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Prize.
An exhibition in their exclusive gallery/foyer space, valued at $3000.
To be announced in January