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New NMIT Art Coming to Northcote Gallery

25 Mar 2013

Emerging artists get ready for the toughest of tests

It's one of the scariest times in an artist's life, the moment of truth when his or her skills, inspiration, rationale and (sometimes) sanity are put under the microscope - it's the public exhibition.

A group of emerging artists from NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) will soon experience the exhilaration and anxiety that comes with presenting their work in a public space at SHOWCASE, group exhibition of work by aspiring painters, printmakers, designers and photographers from NMIT's Visual Arts program.

NMIT has one of Australia's largest TAFE art departments and encourages its students to connect with the public as much as possible and gain valuable experience in presenting their work.

NMIT Art teacher and SHOWCASE Curator, Kirsten Perry, says "the exhibition will give the students experience in putting their work before the public eye. It's a challenging experience having your art put up in a public place. It's a necessary step in growing as a visual artist but it's rewarding and gives you a sense of pride".

What: SHOWCASE - an exhibition by emerging artists from NMIT
Where: Synergy Gallery, 253 High Street Northcote
When: 2 to 15 August (gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 4pm)
Cost: Free
Further information: contact Kirsten Perry on 9269 1431/1050 or at
See Showcase Invite: Visual Arts students to Showcase work at Synergy Gallery


Interview / Photo Opportunity

Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on seven campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.