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Tristan Da Roza reaches National Finals of 2009 Tertiary Art Prize

26 Oct 2009

Visual Arts student Tristan Da Roza was successful in reaching the National Finals of the 2009 National Tertiary Art Prize and won the prize in the 2D Art Painting category. The prize was established in 1984 and is the major Art Competition for tertiary students in Australia.

Tristan is in the second year of his Diploma of Visual Art (Painting and Printmaking) at Preston Campus of NMIT.

He described his painting "By fragmenting my own portrait, I've disrupted any personal subjective preferences and tendencies of depicting a self-image, such as glamorizing."

"This method of self-depiction I feel, strips back external influences (material, peer or media driven) that tend to contribute to our sense of self, in our Capitalist and Global Western society. In paradox-it's a challenge to re-recognize and identify with my physical self." he said.

The competition is run each year by the Australasian Association of Campus Activities. Tristan's painting, Inherent Decisions, won the prize in the 2D Painting Category.

The Tertiary Art Competition provided an opportunity for Tristan to evaluate his work against that of his peers amoung tertiary students studying art across Australia. (See All 2009 Finalists)


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