THREE faculty members and an alumnus of the University of San Carlos (USC) Department of Fine Arts (FA) have showcased their creations in a recent art show in Australia.
The “Proximity” exhibit at the C3 Contemporary Art Space in the heart
of Melbourne featured the artworks of professors Ivy Marie Apa and Nomar Miano who went to Australia from March 8 to April 2.
The exhibit also displayed works by contemporary Filipino artists from Manila and Cebu, including those of another USC FA professor, Gigi Ocampo, (who stayed in Cebu) and alumnus Crezzo John “Soika Vomiter” Pas.
“Proximity” highlights the relationship to place within the framework of what geographers have termed as the “new mobilities paradigm, an increasingly mobile world of migration, social media and accessible transport.”
The show, according to Australian-based Filipino newspaper philtimes.com.au, is curated by Tania Smith and hosted by the
Regional Art Forum. It is supported by USC and Ateneo de Manila University.
“Exhibiting in a foreign land gives us an opportunity and a wider spaceto engage with issues that may be received
differently by audiences here in the Philippines,” said Apa, a practicing visual artist who teaches art and design courses at USC.
She advised those who aspire to become visual artists to “practice your art and take your art practice seriously.”