FEB 1 2017

We are proud to announce that 2017 will see 35 new graduates presenting work as a part of the Hatched: National Graduate Show.

The Hatched: National Graduate Show features work by recent arts graduates of the highest calibre from art schools all over the country. With work by 35 graduates carefully selected from 23 tertiary institutions in each of Australia’s states and territories, Hatched 2017 will once again test the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers.

The selection process for Hatched, now in its 26th year, is a rigorous one. Students are nominated by their art school with the final selection made by an industry panel. This year’s panel was made up of: Madeleine King (Senior Manager, IMA), Georgie Meagher (Artistic Director, Next Wave), Nadia Johnson (Exhibitions Manager, PICA), and Eugenio Viola (Senior Curator, PICA).

“This year’s show represents not only the top tier of artists leaving universities, but also a fascinating diversity of approaches, ideas and practices in contemporary art today.” Madeleine King, Senior Manager at IMA.

For the eighth consecutive year the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $35,000, will be awarded to one exceptional artist as a major investment in their burgeoning career. PICA is pleased to be working with the University of Western Australia and the trustees of the Dr Harold Schenberg bequest on this significant award for emerging artists. The winner will be announced at the opening night celebration.



Adelaide Central School of Art

Christopher Houghton

Maxwell Callaghan

TAFE South Australia and Flinders University

Tracy Lymn

University of South Australia

Min Wong



Australian National University

Susannah Bourke


Charles Darwin University

Christine Barzaga


Curtin University

Carly Lynch

Dionne Hooyberg

Ellen Norrish

North Metropolitan TAFE

Lukas Mack

Edith Cowan University

Nikki Lundy

Reija Lee Thomas

The University of Western Australia

Kate Alida Mullen



Deakin University

Anindita Banerjee

Jane Bartier

Federation University Australia

Stacey Wilson

Monash University

Emily Dang

RMIT University

Aoife Coleman-Clarke

Eva Collins

Victorian College of the Arts

Hannah Gartside



National Art School

Drew Connor Holland

Mechelle Bounpraseuth

Southern Cross University

Skye Baker

The University of Newcastle

Kassandra Caramanico-Walker

The University of New South Wales

Eva Nolan

Sang Dong & Takuya Ito

The University of Sydney

Kai Wasikowski

Lottie Sebes

University of Wollongong

Greer Harris



University of Tasmania

Ben Fisher



Queensland College of Art

Kim Brolga Williams

Laura Burstow

Queensland University of Technology

Callum McGrath

Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau

Jordan Azcune











So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Location City Gallery  
From Saturday 14 May 2016 -  08:00am
To Monday 13 June 2016 - 05:00pm


Opening Friday 20 May, 6pm


So Long and Thanks for All the Fish is a collection of contemporary artists considering ideas around personal, community and civic identity. Taking its name from the farewell message left by dolphins in the sci-fi book of the same name by Douglas Adams, the exhibition invites artists with an historical connection to Bunbury to make new work responding to the town's relationship to bodies of water, aquatic life and physical landmarks. Exploring the allure of nostalgia and mythology, the exhibition examines ways in which identity is constructed and communicated. Curated by Alisa Blakeney.