Visual Communications – NGV

. Senior students of Visual Communication Design will travel independently by train, meet at Federation Square to explore both historical and cutting edge new design by attending a range of design exhibitions being held at the NGV. These include; Escher X Nendo- an exhibition which is the first major Australian exhibition to feature the extraordinary art of Dutch artist M. C. Escher, and presents the artist’s work in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Students will receive a design-focused introduction to the exhibition. Examine Escher’s interests and influences, analyse the artist’s use of design elements and principles, as well as materials and techniques. Students will also learn about the development of nendo’s innovative exhibition design, from concept to realisation, and discuss the synergies that unite the work of Escher and nendo. Followed by lunch in the NGV Garden, students will view the winning proposal for the 2019 Architectural Commission entitled ‘Doubleground’ which draws from the façade forms, timber linings and internal courtyards of the NGV Grounds’ 1960s design, resulting in a multi-level installation that offers new vistas and perspectives for visitors to experience the NGV Garden. The day will conclude at the NGV Australia, with a viewing of the shortlisted entrants from the Rigg Design Prize which recognising excellence in Australian design, and is the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia. The triennial prize is awarded to an Australian design practice displaying outstanding creative achievements in contemporary design. At the close of the day students will be dismissed from Federation Square and travel home independently by train. This is a compulsory excursion for all Senior Visual Communication Design students as the work will be used to contribute to various assessments.

Consent/Payment can be provided online through the school’s parent portal (, or alternatively by downloading the form and retuning  the tear-off below slip, with payment to the Bursar by 7th February 2019

Students will need a valid MYKI lunch or money to purchase

If you wish to use CSEF funds, draw funds from a payment plan or pay in cash, you’ll need to contact the finance office. The finance office is open from 8a.m. to 5p.m., Monday to Friday.

Parents are reminded that DET does not provide student accident cover or ambulance cover. Parents are advised they should make their own arrangements for these matters.

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