Celebrating the next wave of Victorian graduates in contemporary craft and design.

Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from craft, design and fine art disciplines throughout the state.

Fresh! provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers. The exhibition fosters the potential of graduating students and provides an insight into new directions of contemporary craft.

This year Craft Victoria will present ten recent graduates: Nikolina Brown, Casey Chong, Heather Daniel, Ellie Godworth, Edwina Green, Anni Hagberg, Anke Kindle, Alice Ramsden, Gaia Maria Walicka and Duncan Young.

The Selection Panel

Adam Markowitz, Adriane Hayward, Louise Meuwissen, Yu Fang Chi, Zhu Ohmu and Eliza Tiernan

Craft’s invited team of professional craft practitioners, curators and industry experts attend graduate exhibitions within tertiary and TAFE institutions across Victoria. From these exhibitions, the freshest works that explore contemporary craft and design practice are selected to become part of the Fresh! exhibition program.

The Prizes

The John Wardle Architects Craft Prize

$1000 Cash Prize.

Judged by: John Wardle Architects

The Design Files Emerging Maker Award

A photoshoot, interview and feature on The Design Files website.

Judged by: Lucy Feagins, Editor and Founder of TDF

The Future Leaders Award

A philanthropic initiative promoting leadership, achievement and potential among young Australians.

Cash prize of $1000.

Judged by: Dr Helen Sykes AM

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Prize

An exhibition in their exclusive gallery/foyer space, valued at $3000

Judged by: Clive Scott, General Manager, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, and Lisa Warrener and Donald Williams, Global Art Projects

e.g.etal Prize

$500 cash prize and professional development and mentoring with Emma Goodsir.

Judged by: Emma Goodsir, Director of e.g.etal

Rose Chong Costumiers Prize

An exhibition in Gertrude Street shop window.

Judged by: Rose Chong, Owner of Rose Chong Costumiers