MADA Master of
Fine Art Graduate
Exhibition 2016

12-18 February
Mon-Fri, 10am to 5pm
Building D, Ground Floor
  • Opening event: Saturday 13 February, 3pm to 5pm
  • Live exhibition experience: Alicia Frankovich, Saturday 13 February at 3.30 pm and Thursday 18 February at 5.30pm in D1.12. Bookings essential.
  • Keynote Address by Gerard Byrne, Museums for playback! on Thursday 18 February at 6.30pm, Building G, Lecture Theatre G1.04. Drinks from 5.30pm, Building D, Ground Floor. Gerard Byrne is presented in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Details and bookings.
  • Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium: Thursday 18 February from 9.30am to 5.15pm. Details for participants and schedule.

MADA’s inaugural MFA Graduate show is an exhibition of both emerging and established contemporary artists who have completed their Master’s of Fine Art. This is an opportunity for industry professionals, future candidates, educators and the general public to see our graduating candidates work.

The MFA exhibition, keynote address and PhD symposium have been organised by Professor Kathy Temin, coordinator of the MFA program, Dr Daniel Palmer, Associate Dean, Graduate Research, Dr Tara McDowell with the support of Professor Callum Morton, Head of Fine Art, Ruth Bain, Manager, Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art, Dr Elena Galimberti, MADA Gallery Administrator, and Fiona Macdonald. With thanks to Alex Lyne, Michael Bullock and their team, Tamsin Green, Jodie Clarke and Martin Taylor for technical and administrative support, and Pauline O’Brian and MADA Marketing for promotion, design and Ken Dickson for the website.

We acknowledge support for Gerard Byrne’s visit from Monash University Museum of Art and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.Thanks to the exhibiting artists and all the participants of the symposium.

Special thanks to Simon Kessel for the Inaugural Palazzi MFA Award and for his ongoing support to Monash University. It is greatly appreciated.

All work in this catalogue is the intellectual property of the artists and cannot be reproduced without their permission.


Monash University
Art Design & Architecture
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East, Victoria

Image: Alicia Frankovich, Defending Plural Experiences: MOCAP Creation, 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 35:28 minutes looped. Motion Capture and CG animation by Kim Vincs and Daniel Skovli, Deakin Motion.Lab. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland.

2016 MFA Graduates