Fresh: GV Top Art & Design 2022

Class of 2022

18 February – 23 April 2023 

Fresh: GV Top Art & Design features artworks and design presentations from talented VCE Art, Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design students from the class of 2022 studying across the Goulburn Valley Region.    

The twenty young creatives engage with a variety of social and cultural issues, including environmentalism and the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Diverse subjects and concepts are captured and articulated through a variety of mediums and techniques, including photography, painting, drawing, wood burning, architectural design, digital media, recycled and found materials, product design, and more. 

This year, three finalists were selected to have their work showcased as part of the Shepparton Festival. 

Congratulations to the following artists who will now have their work on display for the year on the Shepparton Festival Art Wall at Stubbs Wallace Accountants, Welsford Street. 

  • Calin Davies Matarese, Art, Notre Dame College, Shepparton
  • Lily Hocking, Studio Arts, Assumption Secondary College, Kilmore
  • Erin Hicks, Visual Communications & Design, Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Shepparton

FRESH: GV Top Art and Design closes on 23 April.
Pictured L - R: Kristen Retallick (Shepparton Festival Director), Lily Hocking, Calin Davies Materese, Erin Hicks, Melinda Martin (SAM CEO)


Congratulations to all of the finalists:

William Beadle, Anantprashan (Elanges) Chandramohan, Elly Croxson-Mitchell, Calin Davies Matarese, Maggie Diamond, Gabrielle Doherty, Leigha-Rose Dudley, Annabel Gall, Erin Hicks, Lily Hocking, Maddison Hodges, Jessica Linehan, Harold Mawson, Josie McInnes, Emma McManus, Kendra Miller, Ailish Nolan, Nicola Russell, Raff Sutherland, and Jude Withoos. 

Featured image: Gabrielle Doherty The Calming, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.