Carey Art Exhibition


A rapture based on creative concepts and developing a design thinking approach to art and design were the general themes of guest speaker Julian Ditchburn’s opening speech for this year’s annual Carey Art & Design Exhibition – illustrating the transformational nature of art and design through a concerted dedication, resilience and determination required by contemporary young men and women embarking on a career in the arts or design industries. Artists and designers today create immersive and expanded environments through their pursuit into the issues of human consciousness, the power of technological change, and the questioning of social and political norms.

Powerful contemporary art and design is not divorced from the cultural, political, social and climatic environments in which it is generated. This is the ‘Rapture’ we seek to inspire in our students at Carey, and what is generally supported in the Art and Design Institutions around Australia and throughout the world.