Thursday 8 November 12-4pm
Exhibition Hours: 12 noon - 6pm Daily from Thursday 8 November - Friday 16 November(closed Friday 9 November)
The 2012 Diploma of Graphic Design Graduate Exhibition showcasing The Gordon's cutting edge Graphic Designers, their advanced abilities and innovative approach. This exhibition represents the culmination of their time at The Gordon and promises to be a veritable visual smorgasboard.
This year our graduating students received commendations for their graphic design work. The students' designs were employed to help community organisations, and community focused programs, including Run Geelong, Medimime, Barwon CASA, and many others.
Image credit: Ruth Rich My Heart, 2003 charcoal, chalk and watercolour on paper 74.2 x 56.1cm
Hide and Seek brings the viewer face to face with the most potent yet enigmatic form of self-expression; the self-portrait.
Over fifty self-portraits brought together for this exhibition traverse the allusive and fluctuating territory of self-perception, bringing forth totem creatures, symbolic incarnations, monstrous visions and palpable internal pain. This exhibition emphasises the multiplicity and mutability of the self, tackling mortality head on and questioning the relationship between the internal and external.
Hide and Seek explores the tension between what is revealed and what is concealed by someone’s self-portrait. This exhibition raises the question as to how much we can tell about an artist from their self-portrait, and leads us to consider how we might portray ourselves.
Curated by Juliette Hanson and Anna Takacs
Thursday 6 - Friday 28 September
Throughout history, fashion has both started and reflected the socio and political trends of the time. The Gordon has been at the forefront of these trends through its dressmaking and fashion courses.
We invite you to explore the past 125 years through an exhibition of fashion through the ages.
Produced by The Gordon marketing department in collaboration with The Gordon's fashion students.
Thursday 9 - Friday 31 August
Featuring Isabel Cuevas, Joseph L Griffiths, Rohan Robinson and Richard Szymczuk.
The Geelong Regional Artists Exhibition is an annual event on The Gordon Gallery Calender. Now in its tenth year, this exhibition is designed to celebrate and promote the extraordinary artistic talent of the region. It provides local artists with the opportunity to further develop and professionalise their artistic practise.
Curated by Anna Briers.
Monday 2 - Friday 27 July
Image credit: Daniela Raissiguier.
An exhibition showcasing recent work by Gordon students from the departments of graphic design, fashion design, interior design and building design.
This exhibition is a homage to the seminal graphic designer, painter and photographer Aleksandr Rodchenko. It celebrates the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Russian avant-garde movement and its role in world culture. Featuring posters by Rodchenko as well as images by twenty of Russia’s leading contemporary graphic designers, the exhibition also includes works by Gordon students who were invited to respond through the medium of poster design to this art historic legacy.
Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. Influenced by key figures of the Russian avant- garde movement such as Vladimir Tatlin and Suprematist Kasimir Malevich he also drew from movements such as Cubism, Futurism and Dadaism. His work was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic. Rodchenko famously denounced painting and declared its death with the statement:
"I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: it's all over.”
For artists of the Russian Revolution, Rodchenko’s radical action was full of utopian possibility. As a reaction against bourgeois artistic norms and practices it heralded the end of easel painting and proposed the end of art itself. This gesture cleared the way for the beginning of a new Russian life, a new mode of production, a new culture. Most significantly, Rodchenko introduced Constructivist forms into the mass visual propaganda of the Bolsheviks. His posters became an icon of the early Soviet state. These works are considered the pinnacle of modern graphic design.
“We had visions of a new world, industry, technology and science. We simultaneously invented and changed the world around us. We authored new notions of beauty and redefined art itself”.
With thanks to the Golden Bee 10th International Biennale of Graphic Design.
Thursday 3 May – Friday June 1
Over the past 125 years, there is scarcely a single family, a single organisation, or a single edifice in Geelong that has not in some way been touched by The Gordon. Follow the development of Geelong and the people who made the region what it is today through an exhibition that shares the stories, photos, records and artefacts of 125 years of leading and learning.
ABN: 27 241 053 246. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne. TOID: 3044. Interface designed for screen resolution minimum 1024 X 768 pixels.